Saturday, February 06, 2021


Creative process for intensive attention to Biden’s inaugural drew me first into more idealization about democratic futures, then clarifying
my sense of historical nationality and the confederated condition of global humanity, then weaving reverie into parts of Biden’s Address, which links to the futural prospecting and retrojecting.

Altogether, there’s implied a conception of political evolution, though
not overtly called that. It’s sketching, but carefully conceived, like
a painters’ sketch that’s definitive for what’s to be fleshed out later.

Now, I’m tired of political things. I ended the posting on union by avowing that “I want to enrich a conception of…bettering humanity,” which a reader would presume to be political, rightly. But secretly
my recalling there Biden’s avowal that “words matter” had literary appeals in mind, as I did also near the end of “for a world beyond throwaway words,” in August:
So much contemporary American poetry is simply worded ...because…common terms may matter profoundly. Words we hold sacred draw lives into better mapping…[and] keep the promise of good lives near to heart….that instill gravities to words worth lasting orientation of sensibility.

Jan. 23

The political week has been a renewal of American humanity.
I believe that Biden will become a great president.

The political themes I’m drawing into my horizon of being drawn
should turn into new online psges before the beginning of February.
I hope.

Jan. 9

Recent weeks have been so fruitful! Besides what’s below (going back to mid-November, the most recent “saturdaynote” before today), all of the discussions that emerged during the presidential campaign have been gathered into a “democratic America” project, which will develop further during this year. Current events evince my interest in philosophy of law, which gave me occasion to discover that a large project from mid-2018 never got listed in a site Area (now listed).

Now, back to being drawn into “something grand” (Dec. 15).