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
June 05, 2014 - 1:47 p.m.
Captain's Log Supplemental: I'm on the Bus to Philly now. I should be reading but a miracle occurred. My computer always won't start up once I turn it off and unplug it. So this time I left the charger plugged in and didn't turn the computer off. When I got on the bus it worked! I am on the internet so officially exist.
I'm updating again because I forgot something important in my last entry, a major idiot story. Miss Tess sent an email about doing a show at the Botanical Gardens. It was a festival with my other Brooklyn Peeps Roosevelt Dime and Crickets tell the Weather and my non-Brooklyn Peeps Caravan of Thieves. I can't miss that. I followed the link to the event and went to pay for it. It said members got a $10 discount. Great I'm a member of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. It asked for my member number. That was a problem because I haven't gotten my permanent card yet and the temp doesn't have the number on it. I called the Gardens at the number on the site. The woman I talked to was great. She looked up my name. It wasn't there. I told her that the same thing happened to me last year. I joined and never got my member card. She checked bhy my email address. She couldn't find me. I was frustrated as hell. I then went online and checked my credit card. I told her they charged me $50 so they got my money. She said but membership is $75. We were both confused. I double checked and told her, "Here is the charge, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens $50. She said "Brooklyn? I said "Yes." She said this is the New York Botanical Gardens!" She started laughing out loud. So did I. I am in idiot but a funny idiot. I just assumed with Tess and Roosevelt Dime it was Brooklyn. And you know what happens when you ASSUME; You make an ASS of U and ME.
Oh well, I don't have time to write more. I hope you got a laugh too.
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