Welcome back to the Trenchant Edges, the daily-ish Newsletter where we hunt fringe ideas and then beat all the insight out of them we can, like a pinata made of mixed metaphors.
I’m Stephen, your host and such.
Looking at this week’s newsletters I’ve identified a red flag or two. Mainly, talking about shit that isn’t either of the projects I claimed to have started.
Before I start any big new writing projects, I need to finish at least the Terence Mckenna/Timewave piece.
And since I’ve not even *looked* at the material I put together for that since last year…
The other issue is I don’t have any kind of focus for McLuhan and I think there’s, uh, just a lot to go through randomly. I need to zero in on a real research question so I have at least *any* direction.
So I think this week is going to be about digging into my backlog and coming up with plans on how to deal with both of these Investigations.
Not gonna lie, I don’t really want to spend a ton more time on McKenna. But a skim of what I’ve done suggests I was almost avoiding the real topic. Happily, my reading of The Invisible Landscapes means confronting this stuff much more directly.
The Next Week
Monday: The Timewave Research Plan
Tuesday: Researching McLuhan
Wednesday: The Timewave Outline
Thursday: Invisible Landscapes 1975-1994
Friday: The UFO Researcher Scale of Credibility (as a treat :-D)
Alright, I’ll see y’all tomorrow.