so ….

I’ve been on a book binge buying kick
… books mostly written by Jack Kerouac,
John Clellon Holmes, Carolyn Cassidy, and
William S. Burroughs … all beat generation
writers … and still waiting for four more
books by Kerouac, from Blackwell’s in Oxford,
United Kingdom is one of my favorite stores
to by books, the prices are reasonable,
and shipping is free to the US … Amazon
is another place I got to for books ….

also needed new glasses as my eyesight is
a bit weaker, so I decided to keep the
frames as they are very comfortable. and
had the news lenses put in … now I’m
good to go for another year …

A Quick Reversal

Around 5:30 this morning it 58 degrees and windy. About three hours later, the wind shifted direction, lo and behold the air suddenly got chilly, and had to close the window.

Later on I went for a walk and the wind was really doing its thing, and walking into the teeth of it, that felt like a knife was going through you.

It is a hang onto your hat kind of day.

The World We See

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

~ William James

Expression Of An Opinion

“The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.”

~ John Stuart Mill

“Art is not the possession of the few who are recognized writers, painters, musicians; it is the authentic expression of any and all individuality.” ~John Dewey

John Dewey – Philosopher, 1859 – 1952