Diary 7/4 to 7/5/22: "Mr. Compromise"; Christian fascism; translator's choice; Bill Bryson; too many books; imminent mass extinction and Moby-Dick; blogging for ego; Chinese characters; Cinepassion.
Diary 6/28 to 6/30/22: gun laws passed; odd notes; Johnstone on abortion; scam avoided; Highsmith again; Judy Blume; shopping at Wal-Mart; a vibrator from Sharper Image.
Diary 6/20 to 6/22/22: "Revoltin' development"; talking with Nog; summer heat; Sam Harris book, quotes; dabbling as a method; Phoebe in Wonderland; meeting Pablo.
Diary 6/17 to 6/20/22: CodePink and critical media literacy; Noam Chomsky; who can you trust? Democracy Now; Walter Truett Anderson on Reality and postmodernism; bullet journal; junk TV.
Diary 6/7 to 6/8/22: Don't sleep alone; crackers to replace chips; Cindy Crabb and blood on the page; bug dream; tree identification; disappointing books from Chomsky and Borges; chemistry has changed; Unf*ck Your Brain.
Diary 6/5 to 6/7/22: Shocking not shocking; Russell Brand; Matt Taibbi and Russiagate; adults with ADHD; Chris Hedges on our "evil souls"; Spectrum Wi-Fi; Troilus and Cressida; popcorn; hot-air popper; bizarre Nature; food recalls; Beirut disaster.
Diary 5/31 to 6/1/22: Dr, Hill, Sherlock, etc.; coffee and death risk; where's my ballot? laughing at the VA; my left hand; Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey; depressing Truthout; gun control hopeless; Wittgenstein, Marcel, and my reading.
Diary 5/20 to 5/23/22: Patricia Highsmith quotes; Chris Hedges; a dream; stopping caring; disgraceful eating; neuroscientist quote; fiction writing "my calling"; my best reading and writing; wilted cilantro; Jif recall; Australian climate and election.
Diary, 5/17 to 5/20/22: Ghostbusters: Afterlife; better fantasies; fabulous Turandot; McAfee woes; Natalie Belikova artwork gift; praising Highsmith; turn inward; Hitchcock and Chomsky.
Diary, 5/10 to 5/11/22: No Dr. Strange; Sony and Morbius; Richard Medhurst; too many syllables; photo memory? Recommended books; Hartmann; vertigo; macros; smoothie woo hoo!
Diary, 5/3 to 5/4/22: Met Gala; vegan shopping and smoothies; blog visitors; PayPal censorship; Hamilton beats Amazon price on new Wittgenstein book; Republican war dance over Roe.
Diary, 5/2/22: Optimum sleep; more Caitlin J; Eleanor Goldfield; a busy day; new blender; fruit and veg; whining about my kitchen; multivitamins and cell food; salmonella warning.
This is from my Prison Diary. It's quite unnecessary and I suppose unfair, given that Prof. Bloom is now deceased, but for someone just getting into reading literary criticism, it might be, um, "liberating." Like hearing Wayne C. Booth say that Joyce's Ulysses is obscure. So, with apologies...
Diary, 5/1/22 continued: Caitlin Johnstone and our Ministry of Truth; suicidal children; how much do you want to know? Organic shake problems; thermometers that take batteries; longevity diet; The Haunting DVD.
Diary 4/29 to 4/30/22: Protein powder brands; Misfits Market; Nog and Hemlock Club; Noam Chomsky on Truthout, and Orwell; vegan cookbooks; shopping at Lassens; tomorrow's breakfast; Olivia; NOTHING about Mckenna Grace.
Losing a friend and looking for more; Ted DVD; Chomsky quoted; Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations instead of fiction writing? What I might read next; 800 books; Merrick Garland.
Diary 3/28-3/31/22; Free Assange; Have Gun, Will Travel TV series; Karolina Zebrowska on YouTube; Morgan DVD; Chris Hedges and YouTube; Richard Wolff on the Dollar; etc.
Fun with Pablo; Ukraine and America; doomed by panicky monkeys; 3 birthdays; writing binge; Oscars review; a moth; Derrick Jensen quote/review, and more.
Books that sweep me away; inspired by Middlemarch; a scam avoided; inspired by Greta Thunberg; a dream; blog activity up; George Lakoff and metaphors.
Jane Austen on testosterone; odd phone calls; Annabelle movie; abandoning two books; fave bleeding women's memoirs listed; confabulation and Know Thyself.