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It is still only Saturday the 18th, but I am posting this entry with tomorrow's date » 19 Sept 2021.

Worldclock timestamp San Diego 9:19 pm Saturday 18 Sept 2021

I want to get a headstart. I want to hit the ground running.

The term zeitgeist is defined as » The spirit of the age; the spirit characteristic of an age, or a period, or a generation.

Some synonyms offered are » The feel, the feeling, the flavor, the spirit, the tone.

Looks like autumn arrives Wednesday, 22 Sept 2021 at 12:21 pm local time. Look at all the 1's and 2's there.

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This page continues from » Page One (19 Aug 2021).

» Paying Attention to Deceitful Spirits and to the Doctrines of Demons

Doesnt what Dostoevsky says seem to jibe with what Paul writes here?

1 Timothy 4:1-2 The Spirit declares that in later times some will turn away from the faith, paying attention instead to deceitful spirits and to the doctrines of demons.

Sure does seem like it to me.

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This page continues from a section lifted out of an entry titled » The Darkness Didnt Get It (19 June 2021).

It is a sad, depressing topic to address. Time and again scripture talks about evil forces who deceive the unwitting, who also deceive themselves.

It says a lot of things that would make me very uncomfortable if I were them. And I told them as much.

Scripture says, you know, that God sends a powerful delusion on those who reject the truth.

They repeatedly dismissed my concerns, so I feel as though I genuinely tried to help. I feel like I tried to warn them about perils spelled out so plainly in the scriptures for those on that path.

MAGA flag and Jolly Roger waving beside makeshift gallows, complete with hangman's noose and stairs leading up to the hanging platform, during the sacking and plunder of US Capitol by Trump supporters on 6 Jan 2021

You know what they say about leading a horse to water.

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This page continues from an entry titled » How Can this Impossible Thing Feel Like the Thing I've been Looking for My Whole Life? (21 June 2021).

Today is Friday-the-13th.

Well, it is actually Saturday-the-14th when I am posting this HTML page live.

Worldclock timestamp for Saturday, 14 August 2021 at 9:38 PM San Diego

But Friday-the-13th seems like so much more an appropriate date for a page with a title like this one. No? (It doesnt really matter in the end.)

[ Remind me to talk about what is appropriate vs what is not appropriate .. because it ties in nicely with today's topic.

The term appropriate is defined as » Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.

The reason why I mention this particular word right here is because .. what might be fitting or suitable to one person does not necessarily mean that such-a-thing is suitable or fitting for another.

To another. With another. You feel me.

Because values and priorities comes into play here when you start to define what is or is not appropriate.

Nietzsche was very much about » values, you know.

Values are funny thing, my friend. But not the kind of funny that makes you laugh out loud. No, sir. 'Fraid not. ]

» I Hope My Friend Elena and Her Girlfriends are Okay

I hope Elena and her friends are okay. I saw this thing where Siberia is on fire more than all the fires in the world combined.

Siberian wildfires now bigger than all other fires in world combined ABC News (11 Aug 2021)

The frozen tundra of Siberia is on fire. That's how you know that the apocalypse has arrived.

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Now I'm Warmed Up

This page continues from an entry titled » The Darkness Didnt Get It (19 June 2021).

When I am really feeling myself .. when I am feeling my oats .. after I have successfully completed a complex task that is challenging and demanding and maybe even a little zeitgeisty ..

.. which means that it needs to be completed in a timely manner.

» How You Like Me Now, Girly?

This is where I will sometimes say to one of these super-hotties .. I will say, "How you like me now, girly?"

This is how I flirt with them. One of the ways. The many ways. So, so many. Wait .. what was I talking about?

Oh, yeah .. speaking of flirting with talented super-hotties in a timely fashion .. I wonder what time it is right now.

I'm-a go check real quick. Be right back. Dont go anywhere.

Time-n-date timestamp World clock San Diego 7:04 am on 4 July 2021

It's still early. Plenty of time for play and whatnot .. before the festivities begin tonight.

Or my ego might say, "Girly, you have never seen anything the likes of me before. And I'm just getting warmed up."

But while I was prepping myself to write today's entry, I said instead, "Oh, now I'm warmed up."

And you can betchur ass that my arms were cocked back when I said that.

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The Darkness Didnt Get It - Page Two

This page continues from » The Darkness Didnt Get It - Page One (19 June 2021).

It is a sad, depressing topic to address. Time and again scripture talks about evil forces who deceive the unwitting, who also deceive themselves.

It says a lot of things that would make me very uncomfortable if I were them. And I told them as much.

Scripture says, you know, that God sends a powerful delusion on those who reject the truth.

They repeatedly dismissed my concerns, so I feel as though I genuinely tried to help. I feel like I tried to warn them about perils spelled out so plainly in the scriptures for those on that path.

You know what they say about leading a horse to water.

Note that this section has been lifted out and transferred to its own page » How Can QAnon Still be Such a Powerful Delusion? (19 Aug 2021)

» Why Do Some People Seem to Despise My Values and Hate My Very Presence?

Did I feel hated there? I could easily share with you all the reasons why I did indeed. But I will simply say that "Yes, I did. I felt hated. I mean, how could I not?" And for no good reason, too.

I was reading this thing the other day about how Jesus' friends initially received him with open arms .. but it wasnt long until they wanted to throw his ass out in the worst way.

I would be lyin' if I said that I couldnt relate.

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The Darkness Didnt Get It - Page One

This page continues from an entry titled » A Feel for the Human Condition Unsurpassed in World Literature(19 June 2021).

In reflecting recently upon the now-faded existential dynamics of that experience .. I was left with a feeling that reminded me of something John wrote.

When he wrote » The light shined in the darkness, but the darkness didnt get it.

John 1:5 The Light shined in the darkness, but the darkness didnt get it.

I know that I shouldnt be so surprised. Yet I was.

Things have devolved there into a bad, sad situation. With remarkable speed. And under eyebrow-raising circumstances.

When the Dog read the status update from the daughter that was sent to me by some sympathetic soul ..

He said, "I'm not surprised, dog. I've felt for some time now that you were holding them together."

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The inside flap of the dust jacket for the Pevear translation of The Brothers Karamazov (Everyman's Library) says that Dostoevsky's story is told with » hair-raising intellectual clarity and a feel for the human condition unsurpassed in world literature.

The Brothers Karamazov (1881) by Fyodor DostoevskyWhen writing about Dostoevsky in the past I have always focused on another part of the text contained there on the inside flap ..

.. the statement that mentions his » towering reputation as one of a handful of thinkers who forged the modern sensibility.

When I first read that, I set the book down on my lap and wondered, "What does that even mean?"

Impressive as that statement is, it wasnt the thing that impressed me most about his accolades.

When I read that he wrote with a feel for the human condition unsurpassed in world literature, I knew what that meant.

A feel for the human condition.

Every human has a feel for the human condition. You have a feel for the human condition.

Even Sean Hannity has a feel for the human condition .. though not a very good one.

(Kiss my ass, Sean. Reptiles have a feel, too. Just not a human one.)

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Fuck It .. Let's Do This Thing

You didnt think I would let our anniversary pass without notice .. did you, girly?

Especially seeing how it was such a cool date » 19 Mar 2021, with the sequential » 19 » 20 » 21.

Timestamp Worldclock San Diego Friday, 19 March 2021 at 3:19 am

I didnt forget .. even though I might have "a lot on my plate" right now .. as both cousin Patti and my therapist have said.

I guess I do have a lot on my plate. But I tend to respond well to plates piled with these kinds of things.

I am actually feeling happy of late .. for a number of reasons. (More on that later.)

I even had the thought a few days ago that I might be feeling "too happy" and maybe I should cut back, or even quit taking the antidepressants altogether. All the meds. I mean, why pussy around?

Now there is a thought that I have never had before. It's a foolish thought, to be sure .. because you never want to change anything with your meds without first consulting a trained mental health professional.

And I have already begun tapering down my dose of Zoloft .. for a few months now .. from 200 to 150.

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I normally use the 11th of January (1-11, or 'one-one-one') as a place, or as a convenient time, where I will challenge myself. Where I will attempt something I have never attempted before.

Speaking of the date, I wonder what time it is. Hold on a sec. I'm going to go check. Dont go anywhere. I'll be back in a jiffy.

Okay, I'm back. Looks like it's 1:11 pm. Here on the Left coast.

Time-n-date timestamp Worldclock San Diego Monday, 11 Jan 2021 at 1:11 pm

It's later than I thought.

Now I will be the first to admit that sometimes I bite off more than I can chew, particularly when I might be trying to impress a super-hottie.

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