Reading Gogol Winter in Spring Journal Entry

This is a log book entry Star date—-

Well anyhow, this is truly Winter in Spring and we went to

Wolfe’s on 452 to buy way too many vegetable plants

assuming that the weather will change, won’t it.


Thanks to Rich giving me the book

The Curse of Doestoevsky ( on my birthday) which

I just finished, I returned to reading

Russian Literature which, as it turns out

enables me to write, one aspect

enabling another.

I want to buy some copies of this

to send to others who read Russian Lit

so I can get other opinions.

Again, I thank Rich greatly

because I had stopped writing

that is anything not a Press Release, etc.

Currently am reading Gogol who is in

the tradition of Russian Absurdists

(The Overcoat, The Nose) and

probably absurdity is a valid form of

belief just now.


Will probably go to the

Swarthmore College Bookstore

just because they are not Barnes and Noble.

(Though I have B&N Coupons in my email constantly.

Life is not always about cheaper.)


Having decided that the missing plane 370

is either in the vein of The Philadelphia Experiment

or some other conspiracy theory,

I listen to all official explanations

with a questioning sense.

It probably did crash, I’m 90% sure

but shouldn’t we have some real proof?

I know the truth is out there, I think.


Will return to some drafted Poems anon

but I just needed to ventilate with a

Journal entry.

Low is 20 tonight and then

we are told

it gets slowly better.


About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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