Monthly Archives: February 2014

George Washington Bridge (Lights)

Trying to cross the George Washington Bridge on the way home last week, stuck in traffic. I like how the beams and railings structure the delicate little lights that hang on the bridge and the big lights of the city … Continue reading

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Delaware River Viaduct

I’ve been driving past this little bridge for years now, and always give it a special look on the way up to Syracuse on rt. 80. I’m very fond of the multiple arches, which are both simple and elegant in … Continue reading

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Buddhist Church and Shinran Shonin (Hiroshima New York)

I’ve walked by the rather non-descript New York Buddhist Church on Riverside Drive and W. 105th St. I don’t know how many times. I always found the statue of Shinran unremarkable. But he looked great in the snow and I … Continue reading

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Nietzsche & Rosenzweig (Birth of Tragedy & Chorus) (Modern Jewish Philosophy Ur-Text)

Of course it can’t, but by way of an exercise, if it all could come back to one single text, then Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy is the ur-text of modern Jewish philosophy. About this I’ve already commented in a … Continue reading

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Delaware Water Gap Winter (Drops, Edges, Segments)

I like the precipitous drops, the edge of the sky, and the hilly geological segmentations. The Delaware River cuts through the Delaware Water Gap at the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border on rt. 80. It’s one of my favorite places. I took … Continue reading

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Nietzsche & Buber (Birth of Tragedy Modern Jewish Philosophy Ur-Text)

Re-reading Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy has convinced me that it should stand out as the ur-text of modern Jewish philosophy. The polarity between Appolinian form and Dionysian force will re-appear throughout Buber’s body of writing, the tension between form … Continue reading

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Snow (Drama) Drive Upstate New York

Needless to say, this winter commute has been full of high drama on the road. Safe and sound in the car, Upstate New York is sublime in a mild little snow storm.

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