James's Sentiment of Rationality; Swept Away; self-mastery; masturbation; dreams; AMP? Muddle-heads and Simple-minds; Luther quote; Kamp Solutions
Rejection of "Maya"; Nietzsche's Will to Power; Russell, Heraclitus, and Spinoza quotes; dreams; Hemlock Club frustrations; Thick Nhat Hanh's "suchness"; and atomic vibration and inertia.
Sophie's World dissed; Collected Notes; new priorities; Tariq Ali; "best joke ever"; Saw franchise; baffled by Quine; "old man confusion"
Cleese's autobio; The Wind; troubled dreams; Quine, the unspeakable, philosophy; Zack Snyder's Justice League; purchasing blunder; $300 for a reader.
Joy and depression; Tasty Words a hit at Hemlock Club; purple hair; no free car, sorry; Bullet Journal; a Simpsons dream; homeless family.
Free car? Cindy Crabb, Nietzsche, and Cioran quotes; movies; Red Shoes on PBS; the missing pen mystery; final edit of my book!
In which I argue with, or go beyond, quotes from Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Camus, Walter Kaufmann, and Bertrand Russell. Plus movie review and Hemlock Club notes and the usual blather.
Dreams; books and movies; "hopefully"; Dickens and Camus quotes; Matrix: Resurrections; twitter quote; rewriting lessons.
Bad movies reviewed; Nietzsche's Gay Science; John Cleese book; Hemlock Club discussion of Gandhi, Napoleon, Tolstoy, and Meaning of Life; Pablo's sadness; bedbugs slaughtered.
Horror & other DVDs; Nietzsche quote leading to good and evil muddle; nothing else worth a mention.
Pixie, Summerland, Climax, a dozen movies; Pablo goes to San Jose (knew the way); rethinking that friendship (again); not much else.
Dreams; Microsoft woes; DVDs everywhere and nothing to watch; Harold Bloom dissed; Herbert Read; Walter Kaufmann's Tragedy and Philosophy; Cleese's book; best autobiographies; inheriting Pablo's cat.
Dreams; potassium; Bell: Debunking Science; pragmatic philosophical hack work; ice cream binge; quote from Stoker's Dracula; Afghanistan pessimism; Batman v Superman again; Pablo taken ill.
Blocked by Oliver; Stigmata DVD; Hemlock Club meetings; editing woes; did Ma want a girl instead of me? Reading Tod Browning's Dracula; a dozen movies dissed; book splurge.
Reading Sartre; editing Kick Me; Goethe quotes, one about Faust; movie reviews including Hanna, Walled In, and The Inheritance (2011).
Faulty memory, a toothache, work on Kick Me, a dream, Lin Yutang quotes, depression, Twitter, and twelve movies reviewed briefly; not much else.
Hesse's Steppenwolf; "Hollywood Comedy Legends" and other movies; progress on Kick Me; reading as a writer; muddle-headed versus simple-minded distinction.
My worst year started with a bang, literally. I was downtown for a meeting in the morning and walking toward Dagny’s when I saw a well-built black man running along 20th Street in my direction. I paused to let him pass, but he didn’t run past—instead, he punched me in the face while speaking loudly...
Kick Me progress; Windows woes; a car will change my life; book and movie reviews; Edward Dahlberg books; some empty days, too.
Black Widow and other movies; Steppenwolf; Russiagate unimportant; Nietzsche quote; analyzing Pablo; Salomé to marry; Cornel West.