A lot of ideas, presented rather sketchily, about how to create characters for a story.
Diary 8/4 to 8/6/22: Green tea extract; self-reflection; "I wish I was..."; Fritz Perls; thoughts about Kick Me; I need exercise; neglecting priorities; learning from children; stop waiting for the perfect moment! The blood is the life?
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 6/14 to 6/16/22: Books; periodic table; happier as a chemist; women's ribs debunked; beet juice and ED; writing fiction; Natalie Belikova and her paintings; Power & Health on Link TV; two "waking dreams."
Diary 6/3 to 6/5/22: Ninja Fit; gut and brain link; Truthout articles; Karl Popper; my lame fiction; more wasted food; Johnstone quote; Jesse Ventura; Poor Peoples Campaign; a dream; Aussie movie; pushy Pablo.
Diary 6/2 to 6/3/22: Only in America; a dream (with pun) and a nightmare; Highsmith quotes; boys with guns; bad movie; writing dismay; masturbation in men; new optical illusion.
Diary 5/26 to 5/27/22: Body image; McGovern on nuclear war; peculiar dream; writing success; Graham Greene on Highsmith; pointless bus rides; school massacre; Family Guy.
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, 5/11 to 5/12/22: a call to action; Chomsky quotes; a mystery speech; where are they? A dream of mistakes; Hidden Tombs of Memphis book; politics or fiction? Fiction.
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.
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.
Including the moon in your story? Get the science right, right here!
Dreams; constipation; erectile dysfunction; madly in love; my oldest computer TRS-80 Color C.; blog readers; neglected books; Astronomy for Writers.
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.
Bookshelf overload; unfamiliar composers; Karen Horney book; Thoreau and Nietzsche; current reading; Hammett method; indecisive writer; Leonard Cohen; Cloverfield Paradox.
Florence Pugh in Lady Macbeth; morning writing; tinnitus; Highsmith reviewed; macro programming; Hap abandoned? Cheetos (again); web pages gone; a full notebook is a joy forever; Peniel; Deathfinger Rock
Everywhere I turn today, it’s horrifying. I mean the news, Twitter, and Z Magazine. I’m finding it difficult to be specific, but the sense of dread regarding the 2020 election is pretty overwhelming, and the recent new projections of global warming are devastating. The ignorance and befuddlement of the American people, fueled by religion, Russia, Trump repuglikkkans, corporate media...