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.
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, 5/4 to 5/5/22: Rant about Roe; free lists; smoothie experiments; Marvel and Terminator; notes and journaling; what every intellectual wants? Actresses, drooling. Coming to take me away!
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.
"Know thyself" as applied in my life, an essay from years ago, with an update.
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, 3/31-4/2/22; 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.
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