Monday, May 30, 2011

playhouse notes

I’ve spent most free time of the past couple of weeks doing meta-writing or textual programming. A novelist mapping out the story is programming.

A resultant set of textual points or themes can orient a future free play along the path (I’ve intimated so often, one way or another). So, creativity can be as much about travel planning as narrating the trip.

I love metaplay.

Friday, May 13, 2011

a Habermasian sense of cultural evolution

I do want to get away from Habermasian issues, but I’m so good at it, I easily fall into trying to appropriate his thinking into my own Project. 

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


I looked forward to receiving today’s book order via shipping to my department, but the pleasure of seeing Harold Bloom’s final book was special, even moving, because the book, he says, is his last (of tens).
Old Harold has a renown in late 20th C academic literary studies comparable to Samuel Johnson in his era. He’s obsessed with Literature (he says at the beginning of his new book). For years, photos on book jackets show his white hair as disheveled as someone just out of bed,
like Einstein or Mark Twain.

Sunday, May 01, 2011


The weekend was so good: gorgeous weather, a new desk chair (the old one fell apart after 20 years), and the writing I’m offering tonight, done Friday through today and posted as having been done over these 3 days.

transpersonal differencing

The title is strange, but it makes sense in light of what else I’ve written this weekend. And this is easy reading, an expression of practicality in the series of pieces, yet also a preface to upcoming work.

a sense of Self / [inter]personal difference

Though this isn’t difficult to read (relatively speaking), it was one of the more difficult pieces I’ve ever done, because it’s so important to me. Doing this was the general plan of recent days, but earlier, unplanned work this weekend seemed importantly preliminary to this. I suppose the plan was implicitly all of what led to this discussion.