Saturday, January 13, 2018

saturdaynote



I finished merging the two Websites, as I’d planned (not online yet); but then realized that much of the best writing I’ve done the past decade has been part of this blog (not including the many update notes that more-or-less announce and link to work elsewhere). That’s hundreds of postings, which has turned out to be a lot of work, since many links were no longer valid, and formatting has been improved.

So, two more weeks will be needed to get it all up as planned. But really, I just don’t know. I’m working 10 hours per day on things, and I’m pleased with my progress (but not pleased by the degree of work I’ve made for myself).


Sunday, September 10, 2017

pathmark



Cycle 2 of cohering.net is done (as I noted earlier).

My blogs are coordinated (what links, what does not; what’s archival offline, what’s not).

I’m secure about the worth and integrity of what I’ve done over the years.

I’m not looking back for quite awhile, I expect.




Saturday, September 09, 2017

the delicious other of disclosure



I was dreading to update the gedavis.com home page with a disappointing apology for having nothing much to say. But I came up with a note that I’m happy with—especially the ending, in implicit honor of my streaming last night of “That Obscure Object of Desire” (1977, but remastered in 2001), which is now a dated (rather outdated) experiment in scripting sexist stereotypes and playing with elderly auteurial despair about life in 1977, not only as times which were shockingly insane, but also as absurd, perhaps, as sending a satellite-bound gold plaque of nude humans waving into interstellar space?—and having learned to parody aging without a partner in misogynist society.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

life is strange, then dies.



John Ashbery, 1927—2017 and me.