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Entries from March 2007

Pencils

March 30th, 2007 · No Comments

I always have preferred pencils over pens.  There are several reasons for this.  First, I enjoy the tactility of lead against paper.  #2 pencils are best.  Like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, #1’s are too soft, while #3’s are too hard.  Second, one can erase, if one feels like it.  Third, I like their transience, […]

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Theodor W. Adorno

March 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

To understand what he’s about, you have to situate yourself in fin de siècle Vienna (from around 1890 until right before WWI in 1914), and then in Berlin during the Weimar Republic (from the end of WWI around 1918 until 1933, when Hitler took over).  There was all kinds of intellectual foment and turmoil.  In […]

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Associations

March 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Every day, one thinks hundreds of thoughts, from the recent to the archaic past.  In principle, it never will be possible to isolate these thoughts in the brain, on a neurochemical basis.  However, it’s still interesting to trace their progression.  In particular, what are the differentiating characteristics of any particular thought, that cause you to […]

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Texture

March 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

“Texture” is a property of the interface between person and environment.  It resides at the outer edge of phenomena, as, when and how we apprehend them.  While surfaces can be touched, texture does not belong just to surfaces.  The experience of it is not exclusively tactile.  Music has texture, which is heard as the auditory […]

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