I'd like to speak as I am, here, at least in part, or as far as that's ever possible. As I am, then, in that comfortable raft of contradictions I call home. Undoubtedly a few scattered pieces of high and low culture, ranting, and hopefully some more well-considered pieces. Setting up a project like this is making a stick for one's own back, really, so I'd best say little about it.
'Demeure', by the way, is one of my favourite words in French (as is dictée, the diacritically orphaned URL of this blog), so it seemed appropriate here, with various shades of meaning in its various forms: to abide, to linger, to reprieve, to remain; a house, a sojourn, a dwelling-place. I've often thought that an ethics of lingering might really be just what we all need.