"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)
his website replaces a website on which I (BMcC) had worked for 23 years that was destroyed in early 2021 when my then Internet Service Provider (Cloud9 Internet, White Plains, New York USA), decided that web hosting was not profitable for them. This new website, on DreamHost, is copied by a complex transformation script from a large educational research website owned by Professor Robert O. McClintock, Teachers Collge Columbia University, where I originally created the present pages in Wiki (some references to "A Place to Study" (APtS) that I have not yet cleaned up remain here, sorry). Wiki authoring proved frustrating.
A lot of work I have done to create these webpages is "behind the scenes", not visible. Maybe nobody else in the history of the Internet has tried as I have, to produce a website that is both intellectually substantive and esthetically elegant, using only primitive web applications to create technically simple static web pages (I would have preferred an Internet based on SGML). "God is in the details." (Mies van der Rohe)
The conversion from Wiki to plain web pages has been painful, as can be seen from the source of the script I have used for this purpose: here; some formatting has been lost, so the pages do not look as nice here as in their original Wiki location. All the pages here are validated HTML 5. "Invenit et fecit", a phrase I borrowed from the independent watchmaker F.P. Journe, means: I have personally both creatively conceived and hand implemented each page. In working on my webpages, I dialectically, self-reflectively philosophically, not merely code preconceived semiotic material.
Everywhere I go, here I am.
Let me know your considered thoughts: positive, negative or other, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.