|"Home is where we start from." (D.W. Winnicott)|
|"...the root of history is the working, creating human being who reshapes and overhauls the given facts.
Once he has grasped himself and established what is his, without expropriation and alienation,
in real democracy, there arises in the world something which shines into
the childhood of all and in which no one has yet been: homeland." (Ernst Bloch)|
|"The war is over. You have come home, while yet there is time." (my
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||Examine my doctoral dissertation:
Communication: The Social Matrix of Supervision of Psychotherapy
(study social relations of asymmetrical power, i.e., where one person is dependent on another).
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||Is the adventure of Universalizing Culture
in "The West" over? (L'Avventura)|
||How can we fight the new global terrorism? Emergent epidemic diseases,
e.g., SARS (Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome)?
And, now: "Bird flu" (H5N1)....|
||Leisure is the basis of culture.
(Tackle: Some Contemporary Communication Challenges)
||Learn about humanistic computer technologies:
SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language), & APL
(A Programming Language).|
||Learn to eat well, enjoy & stay thin
(the French way).
||Visit [former] United States President William Jefferson Clinton &
[current] Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's
home in Chappaqua, NY
(also: my own former home there)....|
||See hand recounting Florida ballots in November 2000 U.S.
Presidential election: O! say can you see!
The [trifecta] winner? George W Bush....
Also: News story I posted here over a year before it happened:
Bush hunts Saddam Hussein WMDs.|
||View my Envelope Art.
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and Bizenware sake cup). Post-Postmodern artwork.
More web art
||Critique architectural designs I did in
1981 Harvard Career Discovery Program and later.
+ Garden I designed for my home, inspired
by Ise "Wedded rocks".|
||Find out about my childrearing
and preparatory schooling (and/or my more recent: aging).
Also: The next generation: My daughter Mimi.|
||Less is more[fn.46b]
:: Aphorisms for a human[e] world....
||Learn how the Star acquired Bars and saved lives!
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||This I believe[fn.106a]:
"essay" is an attempt... a venturing forth to explore and/or test ("assay")...
an interpretive or analytical report of what has thereby been encountered.... While I am not sanguine about
reasoning from etymology (à la Heidegger...), and leery of reasoning
from homonymy and other irrationalities (à la Lacan...), I contend
that all discourse is rhetorical (arises from persons' aspirations...).
Therefore no symbolic form is to be dismissed out of hand, but rather all need to be
interpreted and situated, and, where appropriate, creatively and nurturingly
(re-)appropriated by responsibly generative individuals in
-- in what Hans-Georg Gadamer called: "the conversation that we are" (Reason in the Age of Science, p.xxiii).
This website aims to be an example of self-thematizing application of this approach.
peregrinatio in stabilitate
early Jesuit missionary to China, Matteo Ricci,
noted: To undertake an adventure, one need not leave one's native town. At left,
is a mouse hole (...Sorry, not the
Mousehole in Cornwall), which you are invited to
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good" (1 Thes. 5:21)
|Established December 1996, this page has been
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author, in developing this website, and, more recently, by search-engine,
mass-marketing and other webbots indexing and/or mining it...). To maximize browser compatibility,
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~ As Marshall McLuhan said: "The medium is the message." Go beyond trying to give "them" the
right answers to the questions "they" ask: Learn the right questions to ask about
I hope you will here find ideas to help you more fully appreciate
what is being done to you, and to enrich your imagination about kinds of education that might appeal to you,
which you may not realize you are being deprived of (e.g., Click here or
here or here). I hope teachers
who do not want to be tor-mentors may find value here, also. Welcome,
searchers and discoverers!
[Enjoy: "How to Stuff a Wild Duck"]
Revisit, review, revise...
Ca. 1981, I thought up a cartoon character: the Alligeditor: "Likes books!"
The drawing (alas, lost...) was an alligator solidly chomping down on a large tome between its powerful jaws. I had just become acquainted with
computer text editing, and realized how much value we can gain from going back over (and over...) what we have written.
We can learn new things from old words, and keep testing the value of what we wrote
[as part of our overall life situation]. The way to really like (and get nourishment from) books is to
critique them mercilessly (save the mercy for living persons!). Martin Heidegger wrote: "Questioning is the piety of thinking."
Join me in feasting -- gourmeting is best, but gourmandizing not the worst -- at the universal
I work on this website as mere personal avocation, in my "spare time". I ask you to kindly try to imagine what
this site would look like if I could really focus on it, if I could deploy professional
resources to create the pictures, etc. Thank you.