Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday September 18, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:25 AM


  1. One whose occupation is journalism.
  2. One who keeps a journal.
 — The American Heritage Dictionary
of the English Language,
Fourth Edition,
according to

Doonesbury Sept. 18, 2008: From the Washington Post to blogging

Related material:

“We seem to be caught in a squirrel cage, running as hard as possible and getting nowhere. At times like this, almost anyone will find real help in writing the feelings and thoughts down in a journal or notebook…. Later on we shall look at other ways in which a journal record is important.”

— Fr. Morton Kelsey,
   The Other Side of Silence

See also Tuesday’s Church of the Forbidden Planet and the journal entry of October 9, 2005, which contains both the thoughts of Joan Didion on Hoover Dam and the following meditation:

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A quotation that somehow
seems relevant:

O the mind, mind has mountains,
   cliffs of fall
Frightful, sheer, no-man fathomed.
   Hold them cheap
May who ne’er hung there.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

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