Monday, May 28, 2012

Columbia University and construction at 125 Street under the viaduct

Pigeon banded found dead in Tenafly, NJ 07670

bird found dead in the Middle Field of Tenafly's Middle School field. It has two bands. The yellow band has numbers the green one does not appear to have them. Why did this bird die? Was it shot ?

nothingness: death

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tradescantia. a plant named in honor of the English

gardeners John Tradescant the Elder (1570s-1638) and John Tradescant the Younger ( 1608-1662). The plant was transported from north America, but not by the Elder Tradescant who never journeyed to the Americas. It is known as a spiderwort and has various medicinal properties

desire and unrequited love

the eye frontal, the eye in profile: the future cannot be forseen

although it will occur, and then it will be manifest. Still hints and murmurs of things to come.

Violence: matter degrades, but mind and heart never forget

Gesture: admonition, designation or other meanings

see Bulwer, the expert on gesture

Thursday, May 17, 2012

RePac: Where the New York Public Library's off-site books are store

and Columbia University's too.
Talk about proximity to Manhattan
No wonder it takes too long for research to proceed when truckers have to brave the circuitous route to I-95 and then drive on the unpredictable New Jersey Turnpike into unpredictable traffic in New York City.
What happens when an accident occurs? What happens when Mother Nature delivers her storms of hail, rain, sleet, and snow. Even the best driver will encounter delays.
Who benefits monetarily by this arrangement.
And the cost of gasoline
and the cost of the outrageous tolls on The New Jersey Turnpike and the bridges and tunnels that must be used to bring the books to the "facilities," otherwise known as libraries, in Manhattan.
This plan was hatched in the 1990s and put into effect by 2000.

Far-sighted and near-sighted plans. Neither makes sense.
Why was Princeton chosen for two great New York City libraries?
and from Google maps