Writing Start: 10:02
Total New Words (est.): 400
Edited (est.): 4600 + 6 poems
1. Book Three Melody: Off
2. Fractalverse VI: Third tertiary edit of the third set of six poems
3. Dreamcatcher: 400 new words
Notes: I can relate to Aubrey in many, many ways, especially when I think of my dysfunctional childhood.
4. Cheapery St. Heroes Book Three: Off
5. Firefly: Edited what I've written in chapter eighteen so far
6. Angel: Book Three: Third primary edit of chapter seven
7. Stories from the Quiet: Off
8. The Good Place: Off
Transcribing Montaigne: Off
Thought of the Day: True villains are always idiots, both in a moral and intellectual sense. They are boring. They can get smart people to help them in their evil cause, of course, given various parameters being satisfied--the amount of power and influence they have, for example--and that gives them the cover of being brilliant and savvy. But they aren't.
We see true villainy in our government today--Hawley, Cruz, McConnell, Johnson, Portman, and every single Republican who will vote to acquit Trump, and every single American who supports that acquittal. It's an incredible confirmation of what I've always thought about regarding evil people. Evil is, as I've said before, always corporate. It is always a herd. It is always cowardly, and always strikes from the shadows. Those may sound like standard tropes, but have you ever thought about why they are standard in the first place?
We here in America face a real reckoning, for our postmodern, consumerist/materialist mindset is also on trial. We are seeing the consequences of it. Donald Trump and his MAGAts are symptoms of that mindset, not the disease. It's high time we saw that, and took the steps necessary to eradicate the disease before it eradicates this country.