Some History from the Back Pocket

I keep a small, spiral-bound notepad in my left back pocket. No, I’ve kept many. I’ve done this for years. Looking back, I’m not always sure what I’ve written or why, but I save them. A collection of a few of the pages:

  • 23 July 1998 – First words with the Fisher Space Pen. Do we need a new scientific method? This Saturday, Mary’s Birthday.
  • 25 July 1998 – Find out the pronunciation of “Bogota”
  • 8 August 1998 – Bitten by an unidentified bug. Moments later saw extremely large roach-like bug in the men’s restroom. Never seen such a thing. It played the disappearing act only moments after being sighted. The restroom was otherwise empty. Sounds: chairs scratching the floor. CDs: new Squirrel Nut Zippers.
  • September 1998 – 25 divided by 8. 4 3 3 4 3 3 1 4
  • 21 October 1998 – My eyes are dying.
  • 29 October 1998 – Remember always that not every area of M.O.N. must be concerned with that ultimate universal nirvanic reality. It will be necessary even for parts to lead askew. Just as a good fictional work may have characters one abhors or a painting may be of ugly things but brilliant nonetheless. Sunday = Derek & Mike –> vision @ tilden w/assistance.
  • 18 November 1998 – Look up the poet, Wallace Stevens
  • 15 December 1998 – Why can’t she just say she doesn’t like him?
  • 20 December 1998 – Intuition – Bernard Lonergan > insight
  • 8 January 1999 – Nine slender eggplants or two small globe (2 lbs), parsley
  • 12 January 1999 – Roberto Matta, Remedios Varo, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington
  • 19 March 1999 – The failure of physics is answered by being. I need to find new communication ways–people don’t get it.
  • 28 April 1999 – Protest against Occidental Oil, drilling in Uwa territory
  • 21 August 1999 – The stage would have one row of three or four people each playing a theremin (sometimes synchronized–sometimes solo improvising) Behind would be a row of four to six drummers–all different sorts of tribal drums.
  • 4 October 1999 – To Head Home

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