Original arrival time – 9:47 Estimated arrival time – 1:05 four hours after original arrival time – 1:47pm. NOT 4 hours late. But – how are we making this time? Actual departure time – 8:45pm (from Dorval) ETA at Toronto (with milk train stops) 1:05 Estimated total travel time with milk train stops – 3 […]Read More Reflections on Via rail schedules…
What’s the longest train delay you’ve ever experienced? Sitting in Dorval station, at 8:39pm, we are 3:39 minutes late and we haven’t technically left Montreal yet. The real kicker, a Train des Banlieus just passed by, and I realized that there is a station of trains des banlieus in the Central Station, where we sat […]Read More Back to Toronto, “Via” some delays
I’ve spent the last week in Montreal at my friend Nell’s place. It’s been quite excellent getting to know the city I’ve always loved, but never for very long in person. I saw the Tam-Tams, hung out in the cemamtery with an old friend drinking Unibrou on the Molson tome, spent two days in the […]Read More Montreal Week
“The sensuous in itself is directed towards overview and order, toward what can be mastered and firmly fixed” The sensuous is form engendering – it finds in itself a “direction” towards abstraction, idea, for the sake of getting a hold on, fixing. The sensuous grasps and calcifies, sediments. The direction is towards enhancement as an […]Read More Heidegger’s Nietzsche Volume 1: The New Interpretation of the Sensuous. P212-213
Sitting in a Starbucks, what rules is the prevalent neutrality of the standard. There is nothing distinctive about a Starbucks. While they are often different in slight ways, trying to fit into the neighborhood decor, the overwhelming sensation is one of repetition, identity. The space is amenable to life, it is an easy place to […]Read More Coffee shops, and why it’s easy to get them wrong.
The question – what is the status of an intention in an action? Or, how should we speak of the presence of an intention in an (intentional) action. We act constantly, and see others act. We say of other’s acts that they are either intentional or not – we don’t know with certainty, but we […]Read More Intentions and action: grasping the practical propositionally?
Why do things just seem more adventuresome out West? Maybe it has something to do with the people I know there. My UBC friends Mike Kushnir and Aaron Palm, and Mathieu from Quebec, are on a transit odyssey. The project: to travel from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Portland Oregon – by public transit alone. It’s […]Read More Vancouver to Portland – By public transit alone