Wednesday, May 28, 2014

“Truth”



O, dear, there are not enough hours in the day, let alone the years.

Yet, plenty of fun! (That’s the essence of life, you know. The birds I see and so on told me.) Mine today was “notes on Truth.”

Much of the pleasure in all of that is feeling well-grounded departure from outerworldly attentiveness (which I do well—“See, folks?”) to follow paths wherever and so on.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

for love of enhancing humanity



My title is the header for my gedavis.com homepage today, a Google+ posting, a Facebook posting, and a line in a Tweet. It's also a key theme of the “humanistic union” project at the gedavis.com site.

I’d be surprised if anyone noticed that the same person “owns” both the Facebook/Habermas Page and the Facebook/Heidegger Page. It’s evident, though: Both Pages list the same Website in the “About” information. Then there’s this posting. 


Saturday, May 17, 2014

fun, fun: translation as textual intimacy



I posted an improvisation on translation at my Facebook/Heidegger Page that could lead deeply into some favorite themes. But there’s no hint of that today, “What is translation?.”

I might later transpose it to here. I hate having to use capped letters instead of italics. A medium meant for ephemera is no place for creative writing.


Sunday, May 11, 2014

days of laughing


May 13: revised and expanded

[May 11} A gorgeous day, especially on campus. At the Faculty Club (traditionally “The Men’s Faculty Club,” no more), I got a tickle noticing newly that a tree beside the patio shades nearby tables perfectly: The tree was planted by design, of course. Yet, the planter would likely never enjoy his (her?) result, because the slow growth of trees doesn’t afford shade soon. Perhaps the planter was very young and now, very old, she enjoys seeing the comfort she caused. But likely not. The planting was a gift to the future, a little like building a cathedral (or striving to help Us all undo risks of climate change).

O, the history that the trees could tell.

Soon after I got home from my daily walk, I wrote a little poem for my Facebook Heidegger page [May 13: Little poem now deleted], there linking to a cohering.net page, which of course links [would, if I’d kept the posting] to the entire Website, for whomever cares to venture. [Monday, 5/12: Ha! Then tonight I attached a “Comment” there that’s a little essay introducing more. The whole event—largely unseen, fine—was fun. [May 13: Now gone; Comments disappear with deleted postings. So, I’ll put it all here, after…]