Welcome to Bradford McCormick's website. Please come in! (This image created not later than 26 June 2003)

"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." (BMcC; my hope)


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.[1]

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.[2] 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 THINK dialectically, self-reflectively philosophically, not merely code preconceived semiotic material.

Everywhere I go, here I am.[3]

I hope you will find value in what I have done.[4] (There's even some amusements.) Be forewarned that I am not politically correct. Please start here!

Let me know your considered thoughts: positive, negative or other, at: bradmcc@bmccedd.org. Thank you.

 
 
 
 

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Footnotes

  1. I already had PTSD (Post Tramaumtic Stress Syndrome) from previous computer programmer work, including my last programming job where I had to try to guess how to make Angular do undocumented user interface tricks.
  2. The pages on the Wiki site in their turn would have looked better if Wiki was better: Being coerced to use a soul-deadening tool discourages me (BMcC) from trying to come up with creative, imaginative (or even "obvious"!) solutions to the problems that I would not have been stuck with if the tool had been good in the first place.
  3. Peregrinatio in stabilitate. Art Appel, an IBM Research employee, had posted on his office door: "Three things are not possible: The desire of the rich to have more, the desire of the sick for something different, and the desire of the traveler to be any place but here."
  4. To err is human. You may find some factually incorrect sentences here. Please let me know the corrections (bradmcc@bmccedd.org). I do sincerely hope, however, that yourself, like Marshall McLuhan and Masud Khan, value spirit/soul-expanding playful errors more than merely denotatively factually correct Ascii character strings, except, of course, in misfortunate situations of peril. Reality is a thing to be overcome.


BMcC signature seal stamp. Modelled on 18th century messenger's letter box in collection of Suntory Museum, Tokyo. Japanese write poems and prayers on slips of paper which they tie into knots like this shape although with longer legs. Prayers are often tied to branches of trees which can look like they are covered with snow. "Symbol of a symbol, image of an image, emerging from the destiny that is sinking into darkness...." (H. Broch, "The Sleepwalkers", p.648) Always remember. Add value. (This image created not later than 21 May 2003)Invenit et fecit


This page has been validated as HTML 5. It is valid when removed from the Wiki environment and massaged to stand alone.

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