Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Morrell Falls near Seeley Lake, Montana

Patti and Jack at the base of the falls.

We did a little tour last week staying in Choteau, Hungry Horse, and Seeley Lake.

In Columbia Falls I found a copy of PHENOMENOLGY OF PERCEPTION, by Merleau-Ponty.

In Big Fork THE IDEA OF PHENOMENOLGY, by Andre De Muralt turned up.

I passed up a book on the later poetry of Wallace Stevens from a Husserlian/Heideggarian perspective in Choteau, figuring I'd pick it up next time I pass through. What are the chances someone else is going to buy it?

I mention these books because I had been reading in Husserl's FORMAL AND TRANSCENDENTAL LOGIC , lately. To clear my head I suppose? So, to discover these two books in remote Montana bookstores seemed serendipitous.

A favorite sentence from Husserl: "Everything is therefore disputed; but in the dispute nothing is clarified."

Sounds like the same old crisis of western civilization again.

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Monday, August 14, 2006

New paint tray residues!

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Interior view of a 5 gallon paint bucket.

One of the small pleasures of working in the color industry.

I received a gallon of paint that didn't get shaken at the store--way to go, Josh or Chris!--so when I poured it into the bucket from which I would spray it looked like this.

Be sure to enlarge it to see the face with the little smile just above the center point.


NKD WRDS returns Oct. 5!


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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Noctilucent or Nacreous?

I've been looking for noctilucent clouds lately.

Today I learned they are also called "nacreous."

New high cold distant clouds.


Other questions:

Hiz or Hez?

Who says?


I see Hizbollah as often as Hezbollah, although everybody agrees it means "party of god."


Some party.


Nice god.


I'm just asking.


Who let the gods out?