I took ten minutes to try and get myself organized back on June 3 because my writing projects were wandering. I haven't posted yet this week--two missed opportunities--but I see a need to try and get focused again, so I am back.
I started reading some recent interviews and articles by Rorty, thinking that I might be able to pull off the Rorty-Ford article pretty quickly. I think I would need to give the paper more time and thought to make it fit for Philosophy and Literature, so I am thinking MFS now. More generally, though, the thought of really getting back into the paper and doing it right seems daunting. The paper is probably fine for what it was--a conference presentation--but I should probably let the sleeping dog lie.
I actually got ahead of myself yesterday, nearly finished my CW presentation, and because of that, did not really stick with my plan to finish the CW presentation. That is definitely what I should do the last hour at the office today. Bibliography plus editing, I guess.
Tomorrow and Friday I will try to finish the sports lit presentation (which always gets me going with the Ford presentation), leaving Monday and Tuesday of next week to work on the FEC Report and probably get all my receits in order for the IDG and my trips.
When 10 minutes a day just becomes making lists, is it really a good form of free writing? Would I be better offer reflecting and observing, working through difficult theoretical problems and issues? the one I am struggling with right now is "antienvironment," and specifically art as antienvironment. For the term to be useful, it seems to me that it has to be more than just "art helps me see the world in new ways!" I just read on MF's blog that a cognitive antienvironment helps us see things in our environment that we had not seen before. Now that might be useful: Mark Cochrane's poetry helps us see the homoeroticism of sports that we have not wanted to see? Too obvious? Dog Town and Z Boys helps us see our environment in more creative ways? that one might be worth developing. better head over to word.