Thu 14 Feb 15:17
Last night was a bust. First, I didn't get there until 6:30, because of our wait at the doctor's. Then I
had one client who walked out. Supposedly our fees were too high and too little came back. If they want to go
to Walmart or to illegal deductions and credits, they should leave me out of it.
Meanwhile Schrub is trying to save his sorry legacy with yet another silly cut in taxes. I have no convciton that
we should cut taxes, rather we should cut deficits. Otherwise, we're as far off as that disgruntled client last night.
Fri 15 Feb 15:20
I looked up the lyrics of the songs of the first three records I ever bought thritynine years ago. I
succeeded in printing only Buttercup.
I had yet another dream in a strange bedroom. it seemed as large as the one at Gerard College. back in June 1985.
Sun 17 Feb 12;28
Quiet Sundays seem to have returned. I have one client for 2006, and now I am third in line for the next walkin.
Discover for next month had a special issue about Albert Einstein, but it also had an article on James
Dewey Watson called,. "Blinded by Science" by Bruno Maddox. (On suppsedly racist remarks he had made last October)
I checked my compensation, which is $900 ahead of my payments. Even if I include payments from last week, I am
still ahead by nearly $700 already!
Mon 18 Feb 14:26
My search for my main memorablilia of the fortyfirst anniversary has my thinking a few things.
As I was looking at the sloppy handwriting and the sloppy spelling in 1966, I can also apply it to my drawing as well.
After all, the drawings also improved vastly, although much later.
This is the first anniversary for A&F in which one of the characters is really dead. I suppose I could include
Raymond Clarke as well -- and he's dead about a decade -- but Charles Nelson Reilly was a regular later on. Can Phyllis
Diller be far behind?
Another parallel I can see in the confusion I had with overall communication, and my chronic confusion of what I should
be doing for work.
According to Ed Schachter, confusion is good; it leads to resolution and ease of learning for the reading genius.
Wed 20 Feb 14:57
As I read over my notebook from fourth grade, I contemplate a link between how I did that homework and how I handled
all the problems in Morrison and Boyd in organic chemistry a decade later. It was the end of the means of lowering standards.
In both, I relied far too heavily on writing for learning. The objective is to learn the material, not to scribble out
One aspect I see in the comics I drew in the notebook is I tried to ingratiate myself into the Chuck White comic from
the fall 1968 edition of "Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact". Unfortunately the website stopped online at 1963! Therefore,
it seems that I will never recapture the adventures in 1968-9.
Yesterday I looked up TV Party for the cartoons on Saturday mornings in 1967. My comics appear to have some
of the attributes of those cartoons! However, the imagination must have been an escape from the mediocrity in school!
By that time, the class had caught up to my pace back in first grade.
Fri 22 Feb 15:00
The heralded snowstorm arrived, and I left just past 7 AM to plow through to work. It has turned to rain, but the
fear remains it will freeze and cause havoc on the roadways.
The lunar eclipse of Wednesday night peaked with a copper moon at which time (10:30) I retired. Unfortunately I
awoke at 4 AM unable to sleep. Last night I went to bed at 9 PM and slept until 6, so I had nine hours. It looks
as though I will be wasting time at Block tonight. So ends the strong part of winter.
Barnes and Noble already sent my book on astrophysics; it took almost two days. I await the text on financial engineering.
It appears that math is everywhere for savoir faire!
Sat 23 Feb 13:55
I have an unusual schedule this weekend for 10-3, and so far, all I have to show for it is one client which won't cover
the five hours. I had a previous challenge with a client who had a 1099-misc for the next proceeds of the sale of commercial
real estate. I shall have to budget the rest of the day if I am to get much of anything done.
Sun 24 Feb 11:50
The snow is slowly melting. It cleared last night leading to a drop to -4º. Because the nights have shrunk
under thirteen hours, the coldest nights should be behind us for this year. When I left for Block, it had moved above
freezing, and the frost on the windshield was gone.
A coworker at Bodek challenged my statement that we once closed early. Now I cannot find my diary from 2002-5!
Wed 27 Feb 20:14
This afternoon I began to redraw an Oliphant cartoon. It's been a very long time since I did so. i would
like to close off the sketchbook I started so long ago in 1994. It's ben a long layoff from even the minimum of creativity.
We had to put my brother in the former wheelchair. Naturally he slid out of it onto the floor. I called
home in a PathMark this evening. When I received no answer, I came home with the groceries. This is infuriating
because Liberty Resources has stalled for two months already.
Thu 28 Feb 15:00
William F Buckley Jr left behind a reactionary legacy. Hopefully the age of reactionarianism ends. He was
born the same week as RFK. He should spend eternity as unprivileged in the next world.
I still seem to receive signals from that other world. I was once again in thoughts of Beansy Monahan, and wondering
whether he was trying to tell me something. If we follow the theory, the dead can only communicate indirectly and may
not interfere in the free will of the living.