josh blog

Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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20 May '23 10:36:50 PM

Adjuncts and the academy: of it but not in it.

17 May '23 03:42:55 AM

Cavell's uses of the continental tradition are a form of philosophical arbitrage.

31 Mar '23 07:04:08 PM

'One of my experiments has become a sort of legend. It consisted of photographing a white cup and saucer placed on a graduated scale of tones from pure white through light and dark grays to black velvet. This experiment I did at intervals over a whole summer, taking well over a thousand negatives. The cup and saucer experiment was to a photographer what a series of finger exercises is to a pianist. It had nothing directly to do with the conception or the art of photography.'

14 Oct '22 11:27:06 AM


28 Jul '22 03:48:51 AM

Moins je pratique mon français, plus il devient authentiquement le mien, n'est-ce pas ? Je ne pratique jamais mon anglais, et aucune langue n'est plus proche de moi qu'elle.

23 Jun '22 10:51:18 PM

Une chaude.

31 May '22 11:42:00 PM

’Pourquoi avons-nous gardé nos noms ? Par habitude, uniquement par habitude.’

3 Apr '22 02:23:25 AM

Déjeuner avec H. Levé trop tôt, fatigué toute la journée. Penser à Thoreau, être là et le voir.

25 Mar '22 06:48:42 AM

Une journée grise de mars. Gris et froid.