November 14, 2017 (Tuesday)

November 13, 2018

Last night I went to my second meeting of the “Jungian Study Group,” and I almost vowed never to return ever again. I felt I was losing IQ points as I sat and listened to our facilitator drone on in the most clichéd and banal ways. Additionally, besides me and the facilitator, the group now […]

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November 13, 2017 (Monday)

November 12, 2018

Not wearing my reading glass is causing more dis-focus than usual this morning. My right eye, through which I can see distance reasonably well (if not 20/20, then fairly close), but which therefore has succumbed to age-related presbyopia (farsightedness which leaves the up-close indistinct), wants to be dominant. It – or rather my brain – […]

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November 12, 2017 (Sunday)

November 11, 2018

Came across a somewhat terrifying article in “Peak Prosperity” (a blog? an online magazine?), tweeted out by @caitoz (Caitlin Johnstone), about the major power shifts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and its turn to China. About how we could see a disastrous economic situation (by we, I mean us, here in the US […]

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November 11, 2017 (Saturday)

November 10, 2018

The long weekend continues – now into a blisteringly cold morning (23ºF). Sunny, clear, and crisp to the point of shattering on contact with it. I’m inside, my central heating is on, and, since I’m in the sunroom, I even feel broiled. The rest of the house feels vaguely cool, though. I dug around a […]

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November 10, 2017 (Friday)

November 9, 2018

So, we’re all at home now. Is that a true statement? W. and I are here, in B., in our house. But is that “all” of us? And is this “home”? Can you go home (again)? During meditation, I asked myself, “Where should your body be?” I woke up this morning not feeling quite right […]

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November 9, 2017 (Thursday)

November 8, 2018

This morning we pack up here and drive back to B. Winteresque temperatures have arrived, and I turned off the heat at home before we left. As we don’t have an app-controlled thermostat, I won’t be able to turn the heat on remotely – which means the house will be cold as a witch’s tit […]

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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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