I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Edgar Allen Poe
The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.
- H. L. Mencken
Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so
What I have been telling you, from alpha to omega, what is the one great thing the sigil taught me — that everything in life is miraculous. For the sigil taught me that it rests within the power of each of us to awaken at will from a dragging nightmare of life made up of unimportant tasks and tedious useless little habits, to see life as it really is, and to rejoice in its exquisite wonderfulness. If the sigil were proved to be the top of a tomato-can, it would not alter that big fact, nor my fixed faith. No Harrowby, the common names we call things by do not matter — except to show how very dull we are ...
-James Branch Cabell
December 18, 2014 - 11:47 a.m.
I did not leave the house yesterday so I don't have much to report on. I made dinner. That was exciting. I made jerk/garlic chicken and plantains with honey and cinnamon. Yes I basically had dessert as my vegetable. It was great. My new thing is going to be adding garlic powder to everything I cook. OK I didn't put it on the plantain.
Why do my talents lie in fields that nobody will pay for? This is what I can do.
Switched at birth?
I can make great switched at birth pics. That's Billy Mumy and Carey. She posted the pic of herself and I said she looked like she wished people into the cornfield and that's the result. Anyone willing to hire me to do that?
I'm also good at totally useless spreadsheets. I have finished entering all my concerts through the end of August including festivals. I'm having problems with the countif function. Anyone familiar with it? I can count how many cells contain a given text but I can't just type that text in a different cell. I have to change the formula Not that big a deal. Anyway through the end of August Spuyten Duyvil has the clear lead. I had seen them 10 times through then. They made a lot of appearances at festivals. Jean Rohe is second at 7 and Bobtown third at 6. It's a horserace. When it's done I'm going to try and list all the musicians I've seen at least 3 times.
Today is the WfUV pledge drive. I am supposed to be there. I'm not. I am having some big problems. I feel like George Bailey right now. Writing Wise Madness is one of my refuges. I can't do this today. I can't be witty or incisive. I can't comment on world affairs or religion or art. I can't go into it here. I had enough trouble doing it in therapy. I know this is out of the blue. Sorry.
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