September log

1 and 2: Nothing. Other work and also, staying up too late, which I want to stop doing. I started with 3556 words.3: 219 words. It took a long time and it took ignoring practical tasks. If I stop staying up so late, so I feel stronger, will this help me be more efficient or … More September log

Your work

The insight of the day: feeling that you have “your work.” I feel that way about ceramics, even though I am far from expert at this. I feel that way about the prison work. But not about my academic work and it is not because of the professionalization process, it is that I have not … More Your work

Ukrainian avant-garde

I lack access to this level of Project Muse. However: Managing the Arts in Soviet Ukraine Uilleam Blacker Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History Slavica Publishers Volume 23, Number 2, Spring 2022 pp. 389-399 10.1353/kri.2022.0031 Article View Citation Additional Information In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Managing … More Ukrainian avant-garde

An alternate version of one paragraph

Take Haiti, whose Revolution was that other Independence, not a bourgeois one like those of the United States or Spanish America, let alone the paradoxically colonial Brazilian Independence. In the Haitian Revolution enslaved persons took power and founded a nation for the first time in human history. Yet as scholars like Michel-Rolf Trouillot (2015) and … More An alternate version of one paragraph

The seer

Academia will not love you back, one is told, but it does give some people a lot of love. Their writing is liked and rewarded, people admire them, they get raises and sabbaticals, their lectures draw large audiences, they have interesting fellowships and good dissertation students. I would like to experience love like that although … More The seer


1: Toda ciência tem princípios, de que deriva o seu sistema. Um dos princípios da Economia Política é o trabalho livre. Ora, no Brasil domina o fato impolítico e abominável da escravidão. BRAZIL IS NOT UNIQUE in this, though. And if slavery is not only essential to but constitutive of modernity, the quoted pamphlet may … More Schwarz

Log starting June 24

24: 107 words. Remembered Black Spartacus and started rereading Schwarz. 25: More Schwarz. 26: More Schwarz, and reached 134 words–finishing the paragraph. 27: Some more drafting, da Silva and Schwarz-thinking. Total finished word count is 2,026 now.I need to understand or articulate more about the short-circuits. 28: A bit of editing. Also, Dad died today. … More Log starting June 24


Is it safe to consider the possibility of love? is the question the Tarot reader said I had been testing out in this psychic space. Could it become safe to be a person, the subject of one’s own acts? What if accepting love did not imply imprisonment and servitude? “Everything looks dangerous to you, everything … More Tarot