November 16th, 2021

the perfection of humble obedience

It is 1:42 PM Tuesday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is 43 degrees and partly sunny today. I should be outside enjoying sunlight before it is gone forever.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. I slept upstairs last night. It felt weird sleeping in our bed once again. Sadly though I slept alone because my wife is out West till next week. Carol called me late this morning from out West. When she called she was baby-sitting Norah and Jack while Beth went to get vaccinated. We only talked a few minutes because Norah had to have her diaper changed. After I talked to Carol I got my street clothes on and did some errands.

Today I wrote in my paper diary and read some of the book, 'The Life Of Jesus Christ' Part Two, Volume 1, Chapters 1-57' by Ludolph Of Saxony. I also read a little this morning from a book titled, ' 'Some Of The Dharma' by Jack Kerouac.

Last night I was sick with this cold coughing and feeling miserable. I did watch last night some Monday Night Football. I went to bed around 10:15 PM last night.

I suppose I will close to take some cough medicine. The Lord is a Healer.

Belief & Technique For Modern Prose by Jack Kerouac

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
4. Be in love with yr life
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
19. Accept loss forever
20. Believe in the holy contour of life
21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture better
23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
29. You're a Genius all the time
30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven

Jack Kerouac
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It is 4:36 PM late Tuesday afternoon here in West Michigan. I filmed a video this afternoon and I mentioned these books in this video-

'Some of the Dharma' by Jack Kerouac

'Visions Of Cody' Jack Kerouac

'the Dharma Bums' A Novel by Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac Good Blonde & Others' Edited By Donald Allen

'Journals: Early Fifties Early Sixties' by Allen Ginsberg

'Journals Mid-Fifties 1954-1958' by Allen Ginsberg

'Beat Spirit: The Way of the Beat Writers as a Living Experience' by Mel Ash

'Journals' Kurt Cobain

'The Library Book' non-fiction by Susan Orlean

a picture of Allen Ginsberg and I 1986 Jackson Miss.
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how I got into keeping a diary & Jack Kerouac



'Some of the Dharma' by Jack Kerouac

'Visions Of Cody' Jack Kerouac

'the Dharma Bums' A Novel by Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac Good Blonde & Others' Edited By Donald Allen

'Journals: Early Fifties Early Sixties' by Allen Ginsberg

'Journals Mid-Fifties 1954-1958' by Allen Ginsberg

'Beat Spirit: The Way of the Beat Writers as a Living Experience' by Mel Ash

'Journals' Kurt Cobain

'The Library Book' non-fiction by Susan Orlean

an old video How I Got Into Keeping A Diary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwX-MCQhEzw

Belief & Technique For Modern Prose by Jack Kerouac

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
4. Be in love with yr life
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
19. Accept loss forever
20. Believe in the holy contour of life
21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture better
23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
29. You're a Genius all the time
30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven

a picture of Allen Ginsberg and I 1986 Jackson Miss.
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