Saturday, September 21, 2019

saturdaynote



I’ve gotten closure on so much, the past few weeks of processing notes. I’m ready to begin a new era of writing life.

Meanwhile, I’ve closed out summer commenting on current events, via NYTimes especially.

And today, I posted a major statement on why Heidegger is not “antijudaic” (link below). It’s prefaced on my gedavis.com home page with an assertion of jadedness:
I’m sick of young scholars who do bad faith readings of snippets of Heidegger notes, thus creating “Heidegger” fictions that, I guess, serve their careers. I don’t want to give attention to that. 


The aura of scandal is more appealing to the general public (and academic public) than the tedium of careful reading. 
So, there.


Saturday, August 31, 2019

stranger in a strange land



We humans can be such strange beings. It’s almost chilling to realize that the following was inconceivable, the middle of the last century:

Neuroscientists have recently employed the biotechnology of turning mature human cells back to stem cells (skin-to-stem, in the case at hand), in order to grow new brain cells in lab dishes to become self-replicating human brain cell groups; and the fresh cell groups eventually evince neural fields. The groups grow, the neural fields strengthen. Researchers gain large enough instances of neural-fielding brain tissue that they can simulate Alzheimer’s, then test it with potential medicines. Or hook neural groups to a robot that moves in accord with the neural waves of cell groups.

One researcher has sent a box of the beings into space (via the International Space Station) to observe (with little cameras in the box) the effect of zero gravity on neural group reproduction—testing epigenesis in weightlessness.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

saturdaynote



Since the last update note (July 13), two more postings, below.

I finished organizing a large volume of notes that I believed would be closure prior to appropriating lots of biblolographical items into it all. But I decided to go back through seven years of notes that hadn’t been part
of the recent organizing, and that’s going to fill some more weeks. So,
I guess I won’t have new material for cohering.net until mid-September.

Yet, I want you to know that there are dimensions of the Work that likely no one knows—like the “summer 2017 project”—all of which won’t be drawn together until later, anticipating Your Arrival, as if to a muse ultimately.



Tuesday, July 30, 2019

transcendental techno-Earthanity



Dear Absolute Others on other planets, wherever you are,
We’re having fun with being.

Thanks for nothing. Please text.

Best wishes for Your ultimate playing.




Friday, July 26, 2019

extraterrestrial reply



Returning from Earth’s moon may be like returning from war:
An ultimate uncanniness eludes all articulation, let alone
the leisure of poetry.



Saturday, July 13, 2019

addressing the moon about futuring humanity



So many blogs, so little time… I’ve started a new blog (the last one!), “american earthling,” which I’ve intended for many years. (I bought the url “americanearthling.com” many years ago, but I’ve done nothing with it.)

The “progressive practice” part of “The Project currently” is done,
for this year, postponed in winter for the sake of background work.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

saturdaynote



Nothing to add here. But the g.com update is a little more substantive than recent weeks have been.


June 15

I feel close to continuing Project work via cohering.net, but that withdraws me from gedavis.com work, which I don’t confess there,
other than indicating no update, not connoting even that there is another Website, though c.net is easily “met” through g.com, if almost any Area there is pursued (slim post-2018 content that g.com is, so far).

It’s allegorical: If you care enough, you’ll find me. If you don’t,
no matter. I love writing for its own sake.

Anyway, I expect to post more here than a promissory note before
the “next update.”


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

“a creative life”



Spring.

The title, “a creative life,” is understating an audacious excursion,
a set of nine written pieces (linked at the end here). So, the title’s ironic
or self-effacing.

The excursion’s done in light of:

  • orientation of writing by all of the themes in the book description of The Life of Imagination, 2018, by J. A. Gosetti-Ferencei, in anticipation of writing to her book in detail later.
  • intensive mental association with some themes from The Project currently that I wanted to develop beyond the February writing.
  • giving context to some books that are primarily interesting to me that I want to appropriate later.
The result is a very deliberate, yet free-spirited introduction to “The Project currently,” which also extends it in various ways.



Thursday, March 07, 2019

about so-called “Heidegger’s” “Silence”



What do you read in a text's silence?

For a sound silence” is indirectly about Heidegger scholars who read in bad faith (but what-the-hell: it advances their careers).


Monday, March 04, 2019

the cohering grows



”Thinking of Heidegger teaching: prefacing a riverrun,” provides a sense of interpretive practice which, for the first time, connects my slumbering Heidegger Studies project with the larger-scale work of The Project. I'm very happy with this improvisation.


Saturday, February 23, 2019

moving on



“At last,...”; yet, it’s nothing like a major goal. It’s a milestone, which is
a waystation on a path.

Having known the distant peak for years—though expecting it to be transformed by upcoming ventures of bibliophilia—I gained
an entranceway that’s also prospective of aspiration.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

inner appeal, outer appeal.. writing life



My winter cycle of “The Project currently” is done, and the gedavis.com website links primarily to new material.

At last, I have an introductory coherence of The Project that I’ve sought for over a year. And at last, I have the linkage between the two websites that I intended over a year ago.


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

signing



Let her be love as a letter: free awing.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

speculative pleasure



So, Gary, what’s it all really about?”

I’m glad you asked.

But expect that a penultimate foray deserves to presume its terms
(no links to earlier discussions).

It is what it is.
(Can’t go wrong there.)



Sunday, January 27, 2019

discursive moments



Discursive moments” is done (for this winter—come spring).
The subtitle probably seems precious: “…: mind evolving.”
Think of ‘moments’ as “importances” and ‘mind’ as verbal “care.”

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Play is the thing of course



I’ve divided the very conceptual “philological play” Area of The Project into a 4-section first part, “Play is the thing of course: from ‘-ology’ to philogeny,” which prefaces the 4-section main part of “philological play.”

Altogether, it’s happily quite long—major work (for me).



Sunday, January 06, 2019

“genius”



It’s a good-spirited (eudaimonic) mystery.


for a good story of a “worthwhile” life



Generalities, generalities… That can be good, if the terms are durable, for a life that’s always growing up, achieving lots, paying forward, moving on.



“The” past is never finally written



“The” past is made to serve future-oriented living. The past didn’t create the world. One’s always rewriting one’s past.



Saturday, January 05, 2019

turn of the year and a plight of inspired writing



The short story is that I have a lot of new material online (links upcoming). The long story is that writing process can get as tedious as this posting.

Late December, I began a set of short paragraphs to provide a good sense of what each Area of Cycle 4 of The Project is to be about. I suceeded, but “short” (e.g., “wholly flourshing”) led to much longer, preface after preface (e.g., “creative conceptuality”). This began to cause feeling need to do postings later this month that would preface what I wanted to presume for my Area prefaces now, but hadn’t introduced. So, that caused me to more or less stop earlier than I’d intended, until I get the postings done.