Diary, 5/10/22: Progressive International's Summit; Johnstone; Truthout; Wittgenstein book quoted and discussed; smoothie with oatmeal; Independent Left News; download woes; neuroscience studies; "reification"; Dr. Bramhall.
Diary 5/8 to 5/9/22: John Oliver; Noam Chomsky and Putin's propaganda; genocide; Assange; how to explain a lapse of memory: neuroscience vs nonsense for profit; Wittgenstein and James.
Diary 5/7 to 5/8/22: McAfee expensive; stupid about groceries; Hemlock Club w/photo; dark night; Zen and analysis; not believing fantasies; another smoothie; Frankl quote and doom; Dostoyevsky and grief; Gibran and pain; "repugliKKKan"; opening the curtains.
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, 5/3/22: a dream; Roe off life support; my first homemade smoothie; lots of neuroscience news; naps and cognitive decline; the "wisdom of the body."
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 4/12 to 4/17/22; US hypocrisy; an emotional crisis survived through self-indulgence; "shrunt" defined; neurosis? Wittgenstein and Highsmith quotes; the essential essence.
Self-distraction; talk is cheap; piles of notes; marriage is not a reward quote from Chris Hedges; Bullet Journal; efficiency; screaming; Abraham Joshua Heschel; a dream; restarting the novel.
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.
Hemlock Club; climate crisis; corporate profits; relieve suffering; I am a petulant child; a dream; insomnia; Marcus Aurelius quote and mental foundations; corporatocracy; Putin apologists and MSM.
Diary, 3/31-4/2/22; down moods and how to recover; Greenwald and whistleblowers; book overload again; bleakspeak; what is sensible at the end of civilization?
Blog post stats; Taoist Sage quote from Smullyan; how I spend my days; naps versus sleep; "Taoistic" quatrain from the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám; sensible behavior now.
Fun with Pablo; Ukraine and America; doomed by panicky monkeys; 3 birthdays; writing binge; Oscars review; a moth; Derrick Jensen quote/review, and more.
Tolstoy and War and Peace; movies reviewed; powerful video on You Tube; Cindy Crabb's book; sildenafil arrives; 300% reduction (Truthout); almost overdrawn; blood on the page; quote from Harmful to Minors.
The world and money; from Sanditon to Jane Eyre; fecal transplants; blog views; three hours on the phone; War and Peace and Constance Garnett; dirty old men.
Jane Austen on testosterone; odd phone calls; Annabelle movie; abandoning two books; fave bleeding women's memoirs listed; confabulation and Know Thyself.
Notes of a Novelist; doublethinking myself and playing with my words; Mister Slang; Powell's Books; The Mountain of Ignorance analogy; anti-religion rant; Emily Fox Gordon
New approach to Pablo; four-hour food shopping; drinking liquid nitrogen; books arrived; "Beyond Vietnam" from MLK; "love fantasy" writing; sleep disruptions; tear jerker DVD; PORTION CONTROL!
Writing when it flows, and when it doesn't; my way to happiness; pain perception; click bait; Nog and fiction; Pablo does it again; Chomsky on Ukraine.
New mouse; new books; MS Word woes; Sleeping Beauty and other DVDs; Vietnam and discovering Kawabata; Isabel Miller; Hemlock Club hairpulling and poetry; Leonard Cohen; Loaded Diapers; etc.