Friday, September 18, 2020

I JUST GOT BACK FROM FEDEX, I still call it Kinko’s, two blocks away, where I got a new sign made. The other one was bent and beat. This is my 6th one. I’ll go back downtown with it when schools are up and running and it seems safe enough to take the train, or a bus maybe. I have scribbled on an index card right by me here on this table a quote from John Lewis: ‘WE ALL HAVE BEEN CALLED TO DO SOMETHING.’

Thursday, September 17, 2020

I read this this morning online on OUTSIDE magazine’s page. I get the hardcopy of the magazine too. Maybe because I’ve been going out to Wyoming for 20 years to see my youngest daughter who lives there I’m drawn to such a magazine. One thing it has drawn me to is reading stuff by and about a guy who lives out there, Yvon Chouinard, who started and runs Patagonia. He’s a different guy. Not only is he inventive; he’s a radical in some good ways. You’ll see that here in this link:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

In the last months of mostly staying in the neighborhood I hadn’t been to my favorite bookstore, Three Lives, a half-hour walk away. It wasn’t opened most of the time anyway. I ordered books from them for those weeks/months. Yesterday I met a daughter and we went to the store. I bought three books. The big one by Kurt Andersen I started last night and read some more of today. I certainly recommend it. Google it, sample it, listen to him on youtube. Use it as an excuse to go to your favorite bookstore.