Sorting out

– finishing up (tidying by reading, part 1) Moving my library, I became aware of quite a few half-read books laying around. I have started sorting them out — some are too bad, vexatious or tedious to be read, but most of them had just been misplaced or forgotten in the middle of things… And…

hiking Cinque Terre

I’m having an early autumn vacation – my plan is to visit Cinque Terre, Pisa & Lucca. The Cinque Terre (Five Lands) is a string of five fishing villages perched high on the Italian Riviera. I’ve never visited this part of Italy before, but from the images I’ve seen (like these snatched from Wikipedia) it looks extremely  picturesque. Manarola Corniglia Hiking…

a deeper level of experience –

I do not know how this happened; but suddenly, in the midst of reading about Yoko Ono, I remembered something I have read years ago in the The Birth of Tragedy. It has to do with art and life. Edvard Munch, Friedrich Nietzsche (1906) For Nietzsche, art is not just a form of human activity but is…