Wednesday, February 7, 2018

genesis ongoing

The Project, up to 2017, light-heartedly named “sundry gardening,” is usefully (for me) regarded as as precursor, process, and as event of appropriation. Yet, The Project is not equivalent with Cycle 3 of It.
Cycle 4 has no online prospectus. But I’ll return to this point at the end here.


Altogether. a singularity of thinking (an entirety of Project-ive engage-ment) is troped in particular instances (specific texts), as if given-conceptuality (particular discursive presentation) is hologramic of
The Project’s entire aspectuality.

Philogeny: a project, 2004-2017, fondly named “sundry gardening” (hereafter: “s.g.”).

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Silly birds. You’re so hyper in balmy days, as if ultimacy is chirping.

Yet, we wouldn’t claim that their happy vitality is inspired. They’re full of how they’re to be. We say their vitality is “hardwired” toward goals and reliefs lacking inspiration that may serve aspiration and calls for creativity?

We have intrinsic, self-enhancive vitality that can be traced back into our infancy, incomparable to the ephemeral flurries of other creatures.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

what makes a philosopher weep

At the NYTimes today, Dennis Overbye reports on astounding results released from the European Space Ageny “Planck satellite” team on the nature of our cosmos. The Event is so fascinating! So, Overbye’s off-hand comment that “astronomers [can now] describe the birth of the universe to a precision that would make the philosophers weep” caused me to yield to my enthusiasm by e-mailing a long comment to him, which I’ll share (out of vanity), since he replied “Thanks, I needed that….”

Sunday, April 15, 2012

having a post-exotic time. wish you were here.

[There’s an explanation of this at the “life world” blog.]

Dear Professor Jennifer, 

If you’ll allow—because the parts of your work I’ve read address me very personally. The ecstatic quotidian is a poet’s ethic, therefore a luscious book title (and philosophical aesthetic). 

Yesterday, I finished reading the “Introduction” of Exotic Spaces, all of your “Conclusion” sections to each of the 5 main chapters, and your final chapter, “Conclusion,” (which your editor should have bolded in the Table of Contents, like the “Introduction” and other chapter titles are bolded. Anyway...).

Friday, October 21, 2011


‘Sublimate’… Yes, folks, we know what it means (quoting from today’s email): “1: to cause to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state 2: to direct the expression of (a desire or impulse) from a primitive to a more socially and culturally acceptable form.”