Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Used to live down by the pier, right across from Vons Market Place: the trivium of Ocean, Livingston, and Mira Mar. The parrots (scores) sleep in the Palms Motel. Can't convey the noise (I stopped at Vons tonight and witnessed their "check in"); and the photos aren't very good.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Here he's writing to Grete Bloch again (she's been experiencing some dental pain):
However, there is no doubt in my mind that a draft doesn't cause toothache in healthy teeth. Healthy teeth don't even begin to feel well until they are exposed to a draft. And if the deterioration of the teeth wasn't actually due to inadequate care, then it was due, as with me, to eating meat. One sits at table laughing and talking (for me at least there is the justification that I neither laugh nor talk), and meanwhile tiny shreds of meat between the teeth produce germs of decay and fermentation no less than a dead rat squashed between two stones.