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
March 08, 2016 - 1:17 p.m.
I have a new thing after therapy. I get out at 3:30 and bagels at University Bagels go half price at 4:00 so I take a walk in between. When the weather's nice like it's been that's great. I need to walk more. Today is going to be beautiful, perhaps I should walk to John Platt's On Your Radar; it's about 5 miles. I just checked it's 5.8 miles. I've done that before.
I find the politics on Facebook so depressing. It's either ad hominem attacks, straw man arguments, celebrations of victimhood, and uncritical acceptance of what people want to believe and rejecting of technical analysis. People want confirmation of what they believe not facts.
It's a tough blogging day, everything in my head now is politics that I can't make work or woe is me thoughts. Hey nobody says I have to blog now. I'm going to make breakfast then see if I can find inspiration.
I'm going to just be honest I'm scared and don't know what to do. this has nothing to do with the politics. This is my life. I can't think of much else.
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