Diary 8/29 to 8/30/22: Climate & ozone; boys need help; everything you know is wrong; the ambiguity of "truth"; Vanaja and Atonement on DVD
Diary 8/27 to 8/29/22: Caitlin Johnstone; insomnia; Wittgenstein's Notebooks; Caroline Winkler; dead Sequoias; bacteria and suicide? Feeling needy; current reading (maybe).
Diary 8/25 to 8/27/22: Wittgenstein quotes and Hawking radiation; the riddle of existence; A Deadly Place DVD package; Caroline Winkler again.
Diary 8/19 to 8/20/22: Climate terror; Toshiro Mifune; Hemlock Club; hygroscopic vs hydroscopic; a puzzle unsolved; quoting myself; the striatum overwhelmed? A curious dream.
Diary 8/17 to 8/19/22: Paladin dream; Mckenna Grace on YouTube; Picard dream; new Dream Journal; who or what lifts Ahab's arm? An answer.
Diary 8/16/22, continued: Models and mysteries; and aims; William James quote; absolute truth versus approximate answers; Richard Feynman quote; Lisa Feldman Barrett and Johann Hari.
Diary 8/15 to 8/16/22: American insanity; notebook helps avoid work? Irony dammit; perceptible causation? philosophical mumbling, literary meandering; Angel Has Fallen DVD; Paladin dream; neighbor noises.
Diary 8/10 to 8/11/22: Dream of Monopoly; weight woes; petty "depression"; reading my diary; dictionaries; pissy mood; gym gear; Wilfred or Wilfrid?
Diary 7/2 to 7/3/22: Mumblecore; Johnstone on Ukraine etc.; Hemlock Club meeting; General Semantics; Frank Harris: My Life and Loves; cyclic reality and Nietzsche; reasons for religious belief; grumpy moods.
Diary 6/25/22: Interesting articles from Nature, including Roe; Alan Watts poem; no doom and gloom; my bleak philosophy; poetry challenge; annoying flies; misery of heat; MLK quote and Christopher Phillips.
Diary 6/13/22: Second day of hearings; Jonathon Green gets attention here; Chris Hedges quoted; Visual Basic obscurity; anti-war on Pirate TV; change of emphasis in today's entry.
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 5/30 to 5/31/22: Wittgenstein quote; concentrated animal feeding operations; Emma and Jauja on DVD; Eleanor Goldfield podcast on Roe; "the great resignation"; food warnings.
Diary 5/30/22: What it's like to fall asleep; The Rake's Progress on DVD; quotes on meaning in music; Stravinsky as Picasso; and Auden.
Diary 5/28 to 5/29/22: Poker win; Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations reviewed with quotes; bureaucratic nonsense; Anne Brontë; report on "the best way to address...tragedies"; "kayfabe"
Diary 5/15 to 5/16/22: Birthday party invite; psyllium debacle; short $; the world needs YOU; "Arguments"; discovering Tori Amos; strike a pose to feel confident; psyllium warning.
Diary 5/12 to 5/14/22: Protest planned in Bakersfield; empathy; dreamlets; "Charles Adolphus Spree"; fiction writing and contentment; Wittgenstein; WordPress stats; The World Needs Me; philosophy club?
An argument in favor of making a commitment to charitable works. Ten percent is suggested but is not inherently part of the argument. This document is presented copyright-free for fair use in the hope that others will feel free to pass it along. The wording is my original expression of old thoughts.
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.