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
May 21, 2015 - 12:48 p.m.
I wanted to get an early start today so what happened? First I must have slept through my alarm. I have NEVER slept through my alarm. I bet I turned it off then went back to sleep and forgot about it. Well at least that means I got enough sleep.
Yesterday's big adventure was going to my PO Box. There wasn't even exciting mail. So I decided to take a walk. I'm trying to do that every day. I walked down to Union Square. It's tough walking in Manhattan at 5:30, when I started. There are so many people. That slowed me down a lot. But I still went 3.33 miles. I'll get myself in shape or die in the attempt.
Oh and speaking of getting in shape I did not have the breakfast I said I would yesterday. I did not make a peanut butter and sausage omelet. I settled for a peanut butter omelet. I bet it only had ten thousand Calories. That really is amazingly good.
I got some good news. I told you that my brain new portable phone charger didn't work. I found out why. There's a tiny button that had to be pressed. So now it works. I have no idea what purpose it serves. You'd think plugging the phone into it would activate it. So now once again I don't have to worry about my phone going dead.
I'm in a quandary. I can't write about what's on my mind now. And it doesn't do much good talking about it in therapy. She just sits there when I do. It's not my central anxiety issues. It's about me and people which is why I can't write about it here. Cause you know, you're people. Well OK I bet a few of you are dogs . I know Rocky reads this when Carey. and Neal aren't home. Cats don't read Wise Madness they are too self-absorbed.
Tomorrow I'll have lots to write about. First I’m going to see Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell at City Winery. It's a WFUV Marquis member concert. Damon invited me to go with him. Then I'll walk over to Hi-Fi to see Amy Rigby again. Some of you should join me for that. It's free. Rocky why don't you come? The show is at 8 you have time to catch a flight here. I'll give you directions form the airport or just take a cab.
So what am I doing for breakfast today? I think I'll go for a sausage, egg, and cheese on a garlic bagel.
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