14 Jun 2001, 10:00 a.m.

To Russia With Like

I'm in a Kinko's (oi!) trying to write a diary entry in (checks watch) six minutes, before I go back to the hotel, and get on a plane to (what the hell am I doing?) …

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11 Jun 2001, 10:03 a.m.

Diary For the Damned

I'm smelling East Coast smells. Takes me back to my childhood. Not nearly enough -- proportional to what I want to say -- about Washington, D.C., day two of brainwane the Tourist. On the Mall: …

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10 Jun 2001, 10:46 a.m.

Day of the Dead

Today I used the D.C. metro system for the first time, visited Arlington National Cemetery and the house where Abraham Lincoln died, and read "Surprise" by Martin Gardner. Among other things. More on Lincoln, Gardner, …

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10 Jun 2001, 7:32 a.m.

brainwane: The Journey Sort Of Begins

So, in the past 30 hours or so, I left California, stopped in the St. Paul/Minneapolis airport, arrived in Washington, D.C., saw my first Spike Lee movie, and met three libertarians. Thanks to my sister, …

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09 Jun 2001, 7:17 a.m.

Quick thoughts

Scared of new stuff, I am. Leaving soon for D.C., I am. "I want a handbook" as to what The Rules are. I said that to Dad several times over the course of arguing with …

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08 Jun 2001, 12:01 p.m.

Just had to record this

Me: Dad, I know there are a lot of things that you wish you'd done, but you can't just use us [his two children] to get them done for you through us. Dad: Why not? …

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08 Jun 2001, 2:06 a.m.


My last night in Stockton. I'm (re)packing, trying to keep track of about sixteen different things-to-do in my head and on paper. I know that I *chose* to do this, that I'm the one who …

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07 Jun 2001, 2:08 a.m.

Recent Dreams

Odd dreams I've had somewhat recently, that I feel I should record somehow. Around half a year ago, I had a dream that my mind was somehow, Timequake-style perhaps, transferred to the body of some …

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07 Jun 2001, 1:53 a.m.

Devotion Demotion

Thoughts from the Puja (Brunching style): For the first time in my life, I'm seriously questioning the existence of God. Is incense smoke carcinogenic? How much? More or less than cigarette or beedi smoke? Was …

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06 Jun 2001, 2:08 a.m.

Girlfriend in a SoMa

Kurt Vonnegut, Bertrand Russell, Star Trek, Martin Gardner, The Smiths, Big Tobacco, Angel, Robert Browning. So today I finished Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Sure, I also packed a great deal for the St. Petersburg trip, …

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