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"Death is terrifying because it is so ordinary. It happens all the time." - Susan Cheever
"Art is our chief means of breaking Bread with the dead." - W. H. Auden

Music of the Day:
-- Welcom Doyle Bramhall II and Smokestack - I didn't like this one at all. Plus, it was not conducive to writing.
-- Norman & Nancy Blake - Back Home in Sulphur Springs - Country folk music which I like.
-- Calinambe - light at the top - African-type music

Drinking: Water; grapefruit juice

Yesterday we went to the Salvation Army, I looked through their selection of paperback books. My find was "The Beans of Egypt, Maine" by Carolyn Chute. I noted her back on Thursday, November 3 with this quote;

"I feel at times that I'm making up these little people and I've lost my mind." - Carolyn Chute

Anyway, here is the book for the taking and it is an author I did some research on. I read this book years ago and liked it. The title is catchy and especially when I grew up in Maine. Since I have been reacquainted with this book, I am going to do some research on where Egypt, Maine is. I mean is it an actual town in Maine. This is kind of like Stephen King's Derry, Maine. I have never looked that town up either to see if it exists. I don't remember any interviews with King where he has said this is a real town. He may have said and I either didn't hear about it or wasn't paying attention at the time.

There is such a place as Egypt, Maine! It is north east of Ellsworth, Maine which is the largest city to it. If I was to leave from Augusta where my Grandfather used to live, heading east it would take approximately two hours to drive to Egypt. It appears to be north-west of Bar Harbor on the coast this is looking at the satellite map of the area. I'm not sure of the distance. Hmm, I wonder why I never heard of it while I was living in Maine? Well, maybe next time I get back there I will make that one of my side trips while visiting.

Okay, onto Derry, Maine.

Derry, Maine is a fictional town only in Stephen King's numerous stories. As shown here in Wikipedia. Derry also has a Face Book page. Go figure!

Here is a link The Derry Connection which tells of the link between characters in "Insomnia" and "It." Kind of an interesting read if you are a Stephen King fan. I will tell you that it is hard reading because it has a black background and the text is bright green.

Well, now I feel informed about these two cities of Maine.


I had gotten up at about 8:30 a.m. I had every intention of writing this morning. Did I do it? No. It is now 11:59 a.m. and I have been playing spider solitaire all morning. I would go between the easy to medium of game difficulty. I can say that I have finally won more than two games in the medium difficulty play. Hoo, hoo for me!

I feel like I am coming up from the mire of depression. I am not all the way out of it yet. I still do not feel like doing much. I like the mind numbing of playing solitaire either on the computer or by a real deck of cards.

Yesterday I did go out with Michael to gather provisions from the local church and the Salvation Army. This means I actually got dressed to go out. Sometimes I go out in my jammies.

It was funny today as we were watching Simply Ming, Mr. T was outside attempting to trim his bushes. One piece of equipment did not have a charge and then he was left to use the hedge clippers. All the while either singing to himself or talking to Mrs. T. Finally, I had to close the window so I could here the television.

I wish I could afford a cook and afford the ingredients for the chef to cook with. That would be heaven delight to have that wish.

Michael is doing his best to see that I graze today. Although, I would rather not eat since my bowels are in an uproar. Ever since I ate the fried egg sandwiches (2) which were delicious, I have been racing to the bathroom every few minutes. I do not know what is up with my system but this is getting old. The doctor still is not ready to say that this is due to the diabetes medication.

My days are not planned at all any more. This makes me anxious. I start out with a plan in my head but then I get lost in computer games. I write and I play more computer games. Pretty soon the day is quickly passing me by.

I have not even taken care of myself. No tooth brushing, face washing, hair brushing, or taking a shower.

I don't know, I have not had an easy time of getting up in the morning. Although, I noticed with not taking the half of clonazapam, I woke up an hour earlier than usual. This is a good thing.

Yikes, I am playing more solitaire than writing.

Michael is hrumphing over his computer. It is doing all sorts of weird stuff. He keeps saying under his breath that he needs a new computer. We both do but I don't see them in our near future. There is a lot of curse words coming from the other side of the table.

So far in my listening to CDs, I have removed two from my stash. It is like Fly Lady said, unless it makes me happy, get rid of it.

Michael went up to the library to get some more DVDs. I watched the Star Wars, something about the Sith. I think it is number three in the set. It was really good. At first I thought I had not seen it but as it got into the story, I had seen it at least once before. This is where Anakin becomes Darth Vader and Padame dies in childbirth. She gives birth to twins, Luke and Leia. Michael slept through most all of it last night, so he watched it today while I am trying to write.

PG&E is doing seismic testing along our street. They are pounding the ground and it is quite disconcerting. I can feel the kerthump through to my bones. I know that it is something that needs to be done. PG&E is looking to see how the earth plates are moving with regard to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. This will give them an idea of what is happening underground and whether or not a sizeable earth quake is in our near future.

mz. em

Currently reading:
-- "Taltos" - Anne Rice
-- "The Daily Book of Art/356 readings that teach, inspire & entertain" - day 53

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