October 9th, 2014

one of recent literature's most memorable anitheros

It is in the holy roll flow 12:43 PM Thursday afternoon. It is a pretty early Autumn day. I should be outside enjoying the Fall weather, but I am tired. I did go out this morning and do errands after my eye appointment.

While out doing errands I visited thrift stores and found these used books to add to our library.

"The Trust" The Private And Powerful Family Behind The New York Times by Susan E. Tifft & Alex S. Jones

"1929" A Novel Of The Jazz Age by Frederick Turner (I recently read these two books by Frederick Turner. "Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness" and "Renegade: Henry Miller And The Making of Tropic of Cancer.)

"Dark Paradise: A History of Opiate Addiction in America" by David T. Courtwright

"Alice In Wonderland" [A Norton Critical Edition] by Lewis Carroll

"The Books Of Splendor" a novel by Frances Sherwood

"The Book Of Yaak" Nature Writing/Memoir by Rick Bass

Carol leaves this afternoon for four days. Hopefully we will see each again in the near future. While she is away from me I will sit in dust and ashes.

All I have attempted to read today is the book, "Postcards from Ed Abbey: Dispatches And Salvos From An American Iconclast" Edited and with an introduction by David Petersen.

Well I will close to drink some water. Existence keeps rotting. No way out.
  • Current Music
    Electric Wizard "Time To Die"

the false bottom of a snake cage

It is 9:15 PM Thursday night. Another day down the drain. I plan to go to bed soon. I have been up since 5:50 AM this morning. Earlier as I was sitting in the living room in the dark I fell asleep. This old man needs his beauty sleep. Tonight I sleep alone because my wife went South for a couple of days. What can I do but dream of love.

Carol left for her get away with girlfriends around 3 o'clock PM. After Carol left I mowed the lawn, which left me to feeling absolutely wasted.

This evening I have been reading from a book titled, "Dark Paradise: A History of Opiate Addiction in America" by David T. Courtwright. I also watched some television this evening. I am really too tired for anything except sitting in the dark or talking to myself. It looks like I will be talking to myself a lot the next couple of days.

Since Carol took her car I won't be going anywhere far. I do have my old Dodge van to drive around town, but I do not trust the van to take me someplace not in walking distance from our home. My old van is going on 24 years old and runs fine, but I have a trust issue with it. I am afraid my van might decide to die on me far from home and then I would be stuck. We do have AA road service if I was to get stuck someplace.

Well, this is going nowhere so I will close to get ready to call it a day. Tomorrow I have no appointments and no one to talk to.
  • Current Music
    Oranssi Pazuzu "Valonielu"