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    Thursday, May 24th, 2018 9:54 AM


    Cool And once again, it's morning! Not a cloud in the sky at this juncture, a balmy 78 degrees outside. Got that first cup of Morning Joe to help me bring the world into focus. In bed at 12:45, up around 8:30. One of my cats likes to cuddle with me when I'm first waking up--I think it's really to cajole me into fixing her food, but maybe some genuine affection mixed in there as well. Just like us humans, with our mixes of noble and ignoble sentiments. 
        Ignoble. Man, English must be a bitch to learn, what with all those irregularities. I remember, during my Peabody days(76-80) seeing an English textbook for Asians, and the opening line was, "Rome was not built in a day". 
       You got that right!
        Music news. Some shedding yesterday. I'm in a bit of a slump as far as my guitar playing. Nothing sounds good. But I'm still working on technique: picking skills, smoothness of execution, a good time-feel. And still recording this and that. Sooner or later I'll get another winner and post it to YouTube
       Got some DVDs in the mail yesterday. Rick and Morty looks like it'll be some nutty stuff. Perfect. Just two episodes in on the first season. 
      RIP Philip Roth, who just died at 85. Portnoy's Complaint, When She Was Good, Goodbye Columbus,  Letting Go, The Breast- and probably something I just can't think of right now. 
      Portnoy sticks with me more than the others. My favorite line is a little bit of alliteration  when Alex talks about the hypocrisy, the duplicity of his life: publicly pleasing my parents while privately pulling my putz!
      Great stuff. Thank you Philip Roth. 
      Okay. On to Cup #2 of Morning Joe, and my other morning task, which is Lumosity.
      Thanks as ever for reading, whoever-reads-this. Happy Thursday. More later. 
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