Saturday, July 22, 2006
Prelude ended June 21
I've derived the comprehensive comprehension I earlier said I sought—but I'm not going to represent it here. (What I earlier said was about the interest in such representation.) Yet, there is a definite topical structure of the evolving Web project that this blog will complement (or may track).
Posting that supplements specific topics? (maybe)
Against the vain impulsiveness of things in the blog genre, I make myself believe I’ll only create entries that have some air of lastingness (here on, following the prefacial period up to June 21) that supplement my evolving Web project (e.g., news-motivated elements of long-term topics elsewhere); or announce topics or updates appearing elsewhere; or create postings here that are elemets of topics elsewhere linking to the posting here. So, this would be as much of a homepage as I’m willing to presently admit. I will do thattoo.
But ephemerality is the prevailing reality of our lives, and my spontaneity is just better than most others, because I am humble and profoundly motivated (in the Background). “Such an unusual mind in play.”
Anyway, though each posting carries the date of creation, it may stand for a developing topic, thus be substantially modified later, as I don’t want to consider postings here to be ephemera. (Genealogy of a genesis? blog as subterranean great work of art?)
All in all, “bottom line,” as the sun sets and the stars fail to appear due to metropolitan light pollution, I write. “I’m a narrative figure living to write.”
Isn’t that precious? Life is strange, sometimes beautiful, then you die.
All that remains is text.
Topics via developing Webpage placeholders
But frankly, I’m more interested in my own project development—
in effect, writing for myself (as if primarily to myself). Let it all be left “behind” when I’m dead.
Or: A public structure for the Web project (homepage outline of topics and subtopics) will be created eventually. The project is evolving relative to accumulating elements (subtopics) which are short Webpage topic placeholders (or already short discussions) that will grow in light of
a specific plan that nevertheless is developing in light of ongoing work. That’s not to say that the project is unfocused, rather that its given, though unstated, structure and focus remains the evolving backdrop of prospective topics. One might expect this of a project that’s as interested in theorization of development as it is in the thematic topics that are developing.
Accordingly, blog postings here will sometimes primarily be indications of Webpage [sub]topics that are linked. Short Webpage discussions are tacitly subsections of unindicated sections of unindicated areas of engagement or inquiry. But the blog isn’t primarily an announcement medium for new or revised Webpage discussions (though being that, too). It’s its own thing.
If all that seems convoluted, I’m sorry. In other words, I’m writing 3 books at once, but not admitting to the table of contents (or monographic title and abstract) of any, yet I’m sharing the gestation of sections as they arise and develop out of sequence, according with foreseen-but-yet-unread influences (and unforeseeable influences). Simply, its the journeying of a philosophical writer through several lands—if not a travailogue in several planes.
-- gary e. davis --- 1:49 PM