November 8, 2017 (Wednesday)

November 7, 2018

In politics, the fighting – and perhaps the (self-)delusion – never stops. Yesterday the Republicans lost big in Virginia, and already this is hailed as proof of the Democrats roaring back into power, a precursor of how they’ll sweep next year’s midterm elections. Maybe. But I wouldn’t mind seeing a tiny bit of soul searching […]

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November 7, 2017 (Tuesday)

November 6, 2018

There are elections today, but the municipal one I could vote in is the one I’m skipping out on, instead enjoying my time in New York City. It’s a different visit from last time. I’m also quite disenchanted with the hotel. Wasn’t crazy about it last time, and this time its lack of comforts is […]

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November 6, 2017 (Monday)

November 5, 2018

Monday Morning in Manhattan. M-M-M. Mmm… It feels great to be back in the city, even if our hotel room leaves much to be desired. Like last time, we’re on the eighth floor with a “view” of the concrete wall of a new building across the alley. The wall is painted the color of Midday […]

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November 5, 2017 (Sunday)

November 4, 2018

Slept for hours and hours last night – the Airbnb room is nice, the house itself is lovely, the setting is as advertised, with amazing views over the Hudson River. We went to bed relatively early after an early dinner at a little downtown pizza joint. There wasn’t much else to do after we ate, […]

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November 4, 2017 (Saturday)

November 3, 2018

So we leave for Hudson NY today. A note on creative output. If I start writing again, it will be on my site, and my site only. I see all these other digital platforms as fast-food, whether Facebook, Twitter, Medium, what-have-you. Not lasting. Ditto for much of the Youtube content I consume, irrespective of how […]

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November 3, 2017 (Friday)

November 2, 2018

The point – or at least a point – is to kick something loose when I write here. Sometimes (perhaps often), however, I come in with a thought already formed, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing; it’s not like we’re blank slates. Often it then lets me start, and then riff, and then kick something […]

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November 2, 2017 (Thursday)

November 1, 2018

I was thinking about how awkward all of my social exchanges have become in the wake of the 2016 election and subsequent politics, and it occurred to me that I keep castigating myself for running away from (and cutting off) “friendships,” but that it’s actually also a case of me avoiding the possibility that “friends” […]

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November 1, 2017 (Wednesday)

October 31, 2018

Well, in the end I put up all the Halloween things, except for the fake cobwebs (which I actually found a bag of in the box downstairs). We distributed several hundred candies (and ate a dozen, at least I did). Early in the evening, J. stopped by. I didn’t even see it was him – […]

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October 31, 2017 (Tuesday)

October 30, 2018

I wonder whether I’ve been doing these morning pages for a year yet? I had this idea of blogging them one year “late,” but to the day, as a deliberate rebuke to the “instant” flavor of blogging, of the internet now. Then I moved completely away from that, and now I’m thinking about it again, […]

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October 30, 2017 (Monday)

October 29, 2018

It’s not quite Halloween, but we definitely had a massively scary powerful storm last night. It raged through the whole night and its straggling remains still blow hither and yon, even in the blazing sunshine breaking through cloud gaps this morning. The clouds look like they’ve been in a fight, and now, in daylight bright, […]

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