“he pretends to be enthusiastic” Thomas Mann said of his paradoxical mood on his writing, on Sunday, September 29, 1918 in his diary; I relate, tis’ that kind of Sunday night for me as well (Sunday, August 30th, 2020)

First, I wish to note that last night my mother made my day when she told me that she reads my diary blog! You see, her and I often have in the past possessed quite differing points of view on certain fundamental matters. How strange, now knowing she may read this, for I suspect inevitable, […]

“Let’s get down to business I don’t got no time to play around what is this (Eminem)”; “We be taking care of business” (Randy Bachman) — I.e., “Mixing Business & Pleasure” & Art! (Tuesday, August 25th, 2020)

To be an money making artist who keeps his soul When entrenched in my “artist role” often any thought of theoretical business savvy shakes me up in distressing way thus interfering in my conquest for getting paid nice for my hard work.(And, as I believe I’ve mentioned before, since childhood the belief that art is […]

Investing more in my love, foundations, & fundamentals (Monday, August 17th, 2020)

It just occurs to me: my anxiety is so embedded and in some respects so unconscious that in the midst of certain activities, like reading my emails, I race to complete them as quickly as possible as if chores as opposed to meaningful life to-do’s. I’m reading my emails this morning with unusual relaxation this […]

Tweaking color palette; trip to Highlands, NJ; veganism… (Sunday, August 16th, 2020)

The weather yesterday felt like the most comfortable day of the year. Not too hot. Not too cold. A breeze. Sunny but not with too many clouds. According to my iPhone app it was 82 degrees F. (Ah, I can relate today to Thomas Mann, one of my favorite writers, who often began his diary […]

* “Work” * (Saturday, August 15th, 2020)

Yago received a bunch of vaccinations yesterday along with oral surgery (one of his bottom mullers was removed)—rabies vaccination, Distemper/Parvo vaccination (“what is Distemper/Parvo?” I wondered. As I read on vetstreet.com [1] “Canine Distemper/Parvo Bordetella and Rabies Vaccine”; no author named, published November 27, 2011 – where I was directed when I landed on an […]

We who believe we try our best (Friday, August 14th, 2020)

Our dog Yago is spending the day at the… shall I call it the veterinarian’s office? The veterinary facility? The veterinary hospital? (I shall not call it “the Vet” because it makes me think of our veterans and I’d like them to have their own words.) First day without Mr. Yago (I like to call […]

*SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!* (Thursday, August 13th, 2020)

Well… I faced my fear yesterday and created my first “donation button” for this here diary blog of mine. Why did I fear it? As I verbalized it in a passage from a draft of the introduction essay I’m working on: “It’s difficult for me to say because I don’t think I’m ‘so special’ or […]

*Internetism replacing postmodernism? Substance, replacing superficial money schemes?* (Wednesday, August 12th, 2020)

A new domain name! — — — seanoconnordiary.blog — Why did I do it? I wanted my blog’s exterior identity to align more precisely with what it is or what I strive for it to be. Before, the blog was just a hub for my miscellaneous “literature” or “creative writings.” Now, it is more specific […]

The sunny high that one can feel while reflecting on an excellent day (Monday, August 10th, 2020)

Yesterday was one of the best days of my life thus far! (What other days compare? The day Ashley and I got married and the days of our honeymoon week driving to and from Myrtle Beach are certainly up there. The week or so when Ashley and I drove to and from Portland, Maine. You […]