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 30, 2014 - 10:25 a.m.
I am doing nothing worth writing about. I watched Doctor Who again, I can't write about that every day. I'm pretty much miserable. The Doctor can take me away from all that.
I need to start tutoring as soon as possible. Thanks to my anxiety I've been putting this off. I can't any more. I finally posted about it on Facebook. Could you do me a favor and share my tutoring page on your Facebook page? Gordon Nash Tutoring. I can tutor for just about any standardized test, any high school math or science course, and any college math course. I can do introductory physics too.
My life is going terribly now and I don't want to put the brave face on today. Nothing is going right. Things are looking to get worse.
I have to thank Katrina and Heather. They have been listening to my woes unflinchingly and giving me support.
So things are bad enough that I'm having trouble writing this. I said I can always be funny and I can always be funny. Even now thinks strike me as funny. But right now under pressure I'm wilting. Come on, I must have some sort of idiot story to tell. I can't think of one, Does that count as an idiot story? I'm going to give myself a break and say that it does.
WQXR is playing their top 100 classical countdown. That' helps. A world with the Bach Double Violin Concerto in it has a lot going for it.
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