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1982

January

Spring Semester at SMU. Courses taken (Grade):

  • Intro to Statistical Inference (A)
  • Genetics (C)
  • Abnormal Psychology (A)
  • 1st Year Latin (A)
  • Physiological Psychology (B)

February

March

19 - Twenty years old.

April

May

June

- First discovery of Wilson's Mind Parasites. Recommended to me by Bill Garcia as I was wandering around Taylor's Bookstore in Dallas - where he worked at the time. Also recommended to me at this time: From Genesis to Genocide and The Book of the SubGenius. Not long after, I bought copy of the The Outsider at Century Bookstore with Tom Ellis.

Summer Term SMU: General Chemisty (B)
Summer Term SMU: General Chemistry Lab (A)

July

Summer Term SMU: General Chemisty (C)
Summer Term SMU: General Chemistry Lab (B)

August

Fall Semester at SMU. Courses taken (Grade):

  • Physio-regulatory Biology (B)
  • Sensation & Perception (A)
  • (A)
  • (A)
  • (A)

- Two-a-days. Coaching football at Greenhill

September

October

November

- End of Football Season

- Thanksgiving in Dallas

December

25 - Xmas


1983

January

Spring Semester at SMU. Courses taken (Grade):

  • History of Psychology (A)
  • Calculus with Analytical Geometry I (B)
  • Elementary Logic (B)
  • Psychology of Learning (B)

February

March

19 - Twenty-one years old.

April

May

???- Shannon is graduated from Greenhill

June

July

August

- Two-a-days. Coaching football at Greenhill

Fall Semester at SMU. Courses taken (Grade):

  • Individual Research in Psychology (A)
  • (A)
  • (A)
  • (A)
  • (A)

September

October

11 - Obsessed with Wilson's Mind Parasites.

November

- End of Football Season

- Thanksgiving in Dallas

December

25 - Xmas


1984

January

Spring Semester at SMU. Courses taken (Grade):

  • Advanced Individual Research in Psychology (Pass)

February

March

19 - Twenty-two years old.

April

May

June

9 - Postcard from David Grimes, sent to Princess, referencing his and Staci's move to Santa Barbara.

19 - Watched "The Birdman of Alcatraz". Very taken. One of the revelations I came to while watching it was that I must direct myself more singularly. I have been neglecting school work for other readings and such. The Birdman, Robert Stroud, found singular purpose through the boredom of his confinement. [It was only years later that I discoverd the entire story to be a typical Hollywood fiction.]

25 - Mon - Postcard from my mother from Canterbury Cathedral:

Hi Scot - We rented a car & drove to Canterbury today. Beautiful - huge cathedral. The countryside & small towns are lovely. You would have enjoyed it. We stopped & went thru Leeds Castle - a first for all of us - It was completely surrounded by water. We're going to Stabe-on-Trent tommorrow. Love, Mom

26 - Postcard from my sister from Leeds Castle:

Dear Scot, Greetings from England! We visited this castle today. How would you like to have a nice quiet little place like this? The castle is huge adn gorgeous inside. Today we also went to Canterbury Cathedral! I loved it! England has quaint towns & beautiful countryside - you'd like it. Wish you were here - We miss you! Love, Shannon

27 - Wed - Postcard of a British Train from my mother in England (sent to Princess):

"Dear Scot, The trains we have taken are something else. Can you imagine us trying to get on & off in a few moments with all our luggage - they travel very fast and are an excellent way to go everywhere. Thinking of you often."

28 - Thu - Postcard of Lake Windermere in Northern England from my mother:

"Dear Scot, Windermere is just beautiful - the best place we have been so far - This is a lovely part of Northern England - Our hotel overlooks this view on the front. Small shops with cobblestone streets - old churches with graves & iron gates - scenery is breathtaking."

30 - Sat - Postcard from my mother in Scotland, Princes Street Gardens:

Dear Scot - We toured this castle today - Edinburg is an interesting city. We are going out into the countryside tomorrow. Leave for York - Monday. Love, Mom. P.S. Going to a Scottish Feast for dinner Sunday.

July

2 - Postcard from my mother from Edinburgh:

Hi Scotty Bear- Greetings from the land of the Loch Ness Monster! We are leaving Scotland and are now on a train to York. We went to a festival last night and listened to this bagpiper on the front of the card. Shan & I are looking out the window at the North Sea. Miss you. Love, Mom & Shan

5 - Postcard from my mother from Paris, The Louvre and its gardens (sent to Princess):

Dear Scot - I wish you could see this city - absolutely unbelievable - We went to Le Louvre today & had lunch on the Left Bank. You would love every place we have seen. Going to Versailles tomm. & having dinner on the Seine River tonight. Love, Mom

Writing to Michel, Tom's girlfriend,

August

- Two-a-days. Coaching football at Greenhill

September

October

November

6 - Letter to Lisa Bruner apologizing for hurting her. Looking forward to the ski trip [Staci and David?].

7 - Letter to Tom Ellis questioning his rejections of the past.

- End of Football Season

- Thanksgiving in Dallas

December

25 - Xmas


1985

January

February

[The below taken from "Notes to an Unseen Friend" 2-85 - Notebook]

- Living at 4504 Ave. D, Austin, TX with Robert Pendleton. However, staying most of the time with Lisa Bruner in her condo at 4405 Ave. A #18 and 44th. Around this time, write my first song with words for the guitar, "Things You Saw". Also worked in the Law School Library on notes for the tattoo on my right leg.

From a letter to Mark and Lisa (his current girlfriend):

The house I moved into with Robert is perfect except that it has no heat or a/c. Robert bought a small gas heater that works allright.... I got a job throwing newspapers in the morning and I think that I'll make enough money to get by... I'm almost finished writing 'The Trip'". [ The newspaper job lasted about one day.]

March

19 - Twenty-three years old.

April

May

June

Summer Session at the University of Texas: Masterworks of World Literature (A)
Summer Session at the University of Texas: American Government (F)

July

Summer Session at the University of Texas: Modern Short Story (F) Summer Session at the University of Texas: Issues & Policies in American Government (F)

August

- Two-a-days. Coaching football at Greenhill

September

October

November

December

- End of Football Season

- Thanksgiving in Dallas

- Started "Under a Certain Doom": an attempt to understand my Grandfather's stroke.

25 - Xmas


1986

January

Spring Semester at Austin Community College. Courses taken (Grade):

  • Ethics (A)
  • American Government (A)
  • Texas State - Local Government (B)
  • Studies in US History (Hist of the SouthWest) (A)

February

[From "The Lurking Fear: An Exploration of the Wasteland" - Songs IV - SKC 1986] - Living in the prefab deplex at 2606 Garretson

8 - Wrote "The Bear".

March

19 - Twenty-four years old.

April

May

- Living at 2606 Garretson #B, Austin, TX.

June

3 - Rejection letter from "Third Coast" for "The Mysterious Symbol".

Summer Session at the University of Texas: History of Ancient Philosophy (Q)
Summer Session at the University of Texas: Early Modern Philosophy (B)

July

Summer Session at the University of Texas: Into to Symbolic Logic (B)

August

- Two-a-days. Coaching football at Greenhill

September

Fall Semester at UT. Courses taken (Grade):

  • Essentials of Latin Grammar (Q)
  • History of Ancient Philosophy (F)
  • Conference Course: Wittgenstein (F)
  • History of the US 1492-1865 (F)
  • Philosophy in Literature (F)

October

Published "To Whomever it May Conern" and "The Bear" in "Life Times: A Forum for a New Age" Winter 1986-87 Edition

[From "Notes on Wittgenstein" - Oct 86 / Jan 88 - #D]

5 - Reading a lot of Wittgenstein. Making notes. Preparing a Journal for the Philosophy Conference Course at UT with Hochberg. Muddling through Russell's Problems in Philosophy.

12 - Reading David Brin's The Practice Effect.

15 - Wrote "To Anyone Who Really Cares".

November

11 - Letter to Michel.

[From "The Lurking Fear: An Exploration of the Wasteland" - Songs IV - SKC 1986] - Living in the prefab deplex at 2606 Garretson

12 - Wrote the songs "Childhood Lost", "Don't", "Delerium Tremens" and "Hallucinosis" - part of the song-cycle "The Insane".
- End of Football Season

- Thanksgiving in Dallas

December

4 - Letter from Robert Pendleton acknowledging receipt of the tape I sent him "The Insane".

25 - Xmas

I gave Shannon "the ten most influential books on my way of looking at the world":

  1. The Mind Parasites by Wilson
  2. Demain by Hesse
  3. Prose and Poetry by Rilke
  4. Varieties of Religious Experience by James
  5. Thus Spake Zarathustra by Nietzsche
  6. Man and Superman by Shaw
  7. Franny and Zooey by Salinger
  8. Buried Child by Shepard
  9. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Kundera
  10. Confession by Tolstoy - "I read this book one night not too long ago and decided not to go back to school. It was the "last straw", so to speak. it put much of my life back into perspective. And when anyone ever wonders why I decided not to finish my education, I tell them to read this book."


1987

January

16 - Letter from my Mother. Reply include a story for Mr. Seay from Ute Trail.

18 - Letter to David and Staci referencing the Great Guest House Battle of '86. Much has changed over the last few weeks.

22 - Wrote the song "Hurricane".

February

3 - Letter to Diana Harris from Life Times thanking her for publishing "my work". Letter to Michel referencing Lisa and my wedding. Living aat 4408 Ave. D (Front).

March

4 - Long letter to Robert Pendleton.

19 - Twenty-five years old.

April

19 - Letter to Michel. Reference to getting at job at Bookstop, Lincoln Village.

20 - Wrote the song "What is and What Should Never Be".

May

June

4 - Break up with Lisa Bruner. Austin, TX. Working at Bookstop in Lincoln Village. Living at 4408 Ave. D.

5 - Reading, writing, at Les Amis, riding a bike around Austin
11 - Thu - Drive the Camaro down to So. Padre to see my father, who I haven't seen in over 10 years.

GO TO SUB-CHRONOLOGY: June 11 through June 17

17 - Wed - Leave So. Padre. Drive to Austin. Use 20 qts of oil. Lisa and the dogs. The old life is over.
18 - Thu - Leave for Dallas around 2:00 pm. Out with Mark Mechler at Million Dollar. Horse Stables. West End. Brio's. Drunk.
19 - Lunch with Shannnon and Mom in the West End. Talk to Coach Witman.
20 - Depression and Dallas, TX. Dark rooms and Mookie's blanket.
21 - 22 - Leave Dallas at 5:00 am for Austin.
23 - Vicious love. New things keep her satisfied. Ride bike all over town.
24 - Leave for So Padre. Psychotic darkness of Hwy 77. Radio staions and lonlitudes.
25 - Work at Jake's. Walk on Beach at night, ocean, stars, lost in the sand. Play guitar. Kelly and I finally talk.
26 - Leave So Padre. The Corpus of Christi. Post-apocalyptic visions, fire stacks in the night. Lisa asleep. I say goodbye to the dogs. Drive on the Dallas.
27 - At the Adolphus for Grandad's B-day. Small portions on big plates with bad service. The horror as disgust.

GO TO SUB-CHRONOLOGY: Travels with Andrew Foote Across the Southwest.

July

20 - "Gothic". Myths and legends. On fire with the mythic. Searching for the Blues in Dallas with Andrew. Greenville Ave Bar & Grill. Dancing with a crying woman. A 34 year old tragedy in the front seat of her car in the back parking lot.

27 - Wrote the song "Misery Was Calling Me"

31 - Travel to So Padre

August

10 - Two-a-days begin. Coach football until Nov. Living in gym and back of pick -up truck.

10 - Letter to Tricia Duvall. Professions of dangerous love.

20 - Wrote the song "Donna's Song".

September

9 - Wrote the song "Skeleton in the Rain".

10 - Letter to Andrew Foote. Referencing that I was down in Austin the night before. Lisa told me that she wanted me to come back.

- Postcard from my mother from Ireland, Corcomroe Abbey, Burren Region, Co. Clare, Ireland (sent to Princess):

Hi Scot- We love Ireland and so would you. It is a beautiful country & everyone is so friendly. The Dromeland Castle that we are staying in is really unique. We even played croquet on the front lawn! Love, Mom. (Tell all the animals hi)

27 - Postcard from my sister from the Shannon Region of Ireland, sent to the Princess address:

Scot, This island is the ripe fruit of nature. Everything is so green and simple. Perhaps the green is prophetic - symbolic of a new birth within me; a fresh start. The metamorphosis has begun. I'm starting to feel more in tune with the ever-changing life-force. Love, Shannon.

27 - Postcard from my mother from Bunratty Castle in Ireland:

Hi Scot - We went to this castle tonight to what is called "Shannon Ceili[?]" - Irish songs, dancing & food. The Irish drivers are terrible - we leave fr Dublin today. Love, Mom.

29 - Postcard from Shannon picturing Trinity College on the front:

Scot, This University gives a true meaning of the world "old". The Bokks of Kells were mind-boggling to see. Such an ancient book makes my life seem so fleeting. I observed the students here and they all tend to have a "rebel attitude". I hear is supposed to be a lot "more happening" than Trinity. I.L.Y. Shannnon

October

3 - Sat - Wrote the song "A Sense of Wonder".

4 - Postcard from my mother in Ireland, Blarney Castle - with an arrow that she drew on the card indicating where the Blarney Stone was:

Scot - Would you believe that we all kissed the Blarney Stone - especially me. I have got pictures to prove it! Love, Mom.

31 - Note from Mark Mechler saying he was looking for me, hadn't seen me in a while. Another note around this time told me to come by and see him at Million Dollar Saloon.

November

[From the Journal "The Consolation of Insanity" - October 87 - "C1" - "A Journal os Isolation".]

1 - Reading Seferis' "Mythistorema":

"On winter nights the strong wind from the east maddened us,
in the summers we were lost in the agony of the day that couldn't die."

- Working on the "Greenhilliad".

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14 - Sat - Espanola, New Mexico. Find a musty broken down room adjacent to the Bus Station. A charity room. Notes along the way: Incredible sunrise is Van Horn, Texas. An Old Black Woman playing blues on a banjo in the bus station on Alberquerque. A baby is crying in tune.

15 - Sun - Monastery of Christ in the Desert.
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17 - Begin to write "The Thistle That Grew Outside of an Imaginary Wall"

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20 - Reading Walden, the Iliad, The Saviors of God, and St. Francis
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23 - Mon - My "hermitage" in the woods nearby.
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26 - Thu - Thanksgiving at the Monastery.
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- End of football coaching career.
Mescaline Experience
Monastery

Thanksgiving at the Monastery.

December

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3 - Reading The Dhammapada, The Tao, and The Gita
4 - Fri -Reading Robinson Crusoe.
5 - Sat - Leave Monastery. Eucharist & Terce. Philip and Xavier. Road out to Espanola. Talk to family and friends. The banality of Christmas music. On the bus at 2:30 pm. Travel on through the night and day. All the Texas towns. Reading The Odyssey. The bus "daze". Timeless states.
6 - Sun - Arrive Austin 5:30 pm. See "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" with Lisa. Surreal. Talk with Lisa. Play, finally, a guitar. Squirrel. Raccoon. Possum. Dogs. Garfield, Lisa's cat.
7 - Mon - See "Brother Sun, Sister Moon". Cross my heart. TV experiences. Big Italian Dinner. Ice Cream.
8 - Tue - Watch "Orpheus" and "Richard III". Walk dogs. Spalding Grey.
9 - Wed - Austin, Texas - Lisa's Apartment (8200 Neely Dr. #146, Austin, TX 78759].
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18 - Dallas, Texas -
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25 - Xmas in Dallas

28 - Wrote the song "No Blood Running".

31 -


1988

January

3 - Wrote the song "6 years over 20".

[From "Note on Wittgenstein" - Oct 86/ Jan 88 - #D]

5 - Tue - Wanders Around Dallas. With Andrew and Chip at The Wine Press. A hit of codiene and two bottles of wine - maybe four glasses for myself. Watching a candle burn - a dance of friendship jerking with insane intensity around the table. [Later:] Deep Ellum Cafe. Chip has left. Denny's on LBJ after walking around Deep Ellum. The West End. Jojo's on Central. Swimming in Chip's apartment complex hot tub. An Ice Storm on Dallas.

6 - Wed - Kim and Brandi. Get a job at Bookstop Preston Center. Through the assistance of Bill Garcia. Good old Bill. Saw "Quadrophenia". [Later:] Prophet Bar, Deep Ellum. Video images on blue screens. Grafitti: "I was here, so are you, don't be too scared". Yawn. Denny's. Birra Poretti's. Dinner at Judge Bean's. Saw Vic Duncan playing the guitar. Playing pool at Don Carter's Bowling Alley. Reading Watchmen. Out to Greenhill on ice. Play basketball in the gym at 3:00 am.

8 - Fri - Still ice everywhere. Drive my mother over to my Grandfather's in the blue truck.
February

10 - Letter to Andrew Foote. Memories of White Sands. The River Why. Wittgenstein's Tractatus. Also included with letter was a tape of my songs, "Love and Madness Mixed Insane".

March

19 - Twenty-six years old.

[The below from "The Structure of Thought" - May 88 - #E]
28 - Mon - Princeton, New Jersey -

April - europe

May - europe

June - europe

July - europe

August - europe

1 - Return from Europe.

6 - At Gunstream

7/8??? - Meet Pilar Blaske in a hot parking lot in Dallas

September

October

[The following are from the Journal "A Life of the MInd" - #I]

13 - Pilar's apartment in North Dallas. Struggling to make sense of the world, trying to maintain the integrity of my identity.

?? - At the Lake: I sat at the ancient table looking out the window to the Lake, studied the blue expanse, the distant fringe of trees, woods of mythic imgination, and the trees here, between my window and the water, the pier, like a ledge, an extension of a dream, suspended over the inner abyss. I walked down to the pier. The sun was almost risen. In the center of the Lake, a cloud of fog rested with placid animation. From the reed lined banks, phantoms whisps drifted silently over the black water to merge back with the cloud in the center.

18 - Pilar's apartment. After a trip to the Lake. Writing poetry on the bed.

22 - Sat - At the Lake - Sitting alone in the House. Again: looking out the window. Feeling that I have lost the knowledge of what to do with my freedom.

- Working on "Thrashers" - a story based upon the song by Neil Young concerning the disillusionments of friendships.

- From Insignificance a quote by Ortega y Gasset from The Dehumanization of Art:

"Life is, in itself and forever, shipwreck.... Consciousness of shipwreck being the truth of life constitutes salvation."

As ideas pass and flow through me, I must capture them, so to speak, and collect them into "bundles". I must organize myself and struggle to use the bundles to create a raft of belief. And even when my raft is suitable for navigation, I must never forget that it could fall apart at any time. Even when I have built my raft into a great ship, I must not forget the idea of "shipwreck".

Reading Walden out on the asphalt in the sun.

The Lake at night. The Moon through the pines.

23 - Sun - At the Lake - My mother woke me up at 8:30 am for breakfast. The aroma of coffee and bacon frying. Drive back to Dallas. Once back, I walk down the alley to see Mark and Starla, who are heading down to Houston to start a new life. Then I drove over to Judge Beans where Pilar works and waited for her. We had planned to go to Six Flags with her sister Nikki and a date. But I told Mark that we would try to meet him and Starla at the Fair since it was a special occassion. Nikki and Paul came into Judge Beans while I was waiting for Pilar. I told Nikki about going to see Mark and Starla at the Fair but she wanted to go to Six Flags and was something of a bitch about it. S, attempting to chosse the lesser of two evils, I decided to go to Six Flags, for "Fright Night". Later that night, after a disillusioning evening, I realized that I had to escape Dallas and head down to Austin.

On experiencing the Lake: I must not be afraid of the world. When I am out at the Lake, out in nature, I always feel inadequate to merely describe the simplest aspect of what I see. Words are tragic.

Saw Speilberg's filmed adapton of J. G. Ballard's "Empire of the Sun". The image vs the word.

24 - Mon - In the chaotic disarray of Pilar's apartment. I have just woken up, about 2:00 pm, and probably don't have a lot of time to write before Pilar gets home from work.

26 - Wed - On a 2:00 am run. Down the old roads, around the park. Dry leaves rattling over the pavement like wind dogs. The night. The cloud filled sky. Where is the full moon? Memories of the Lake. Where are our memories? Resonant chirping of a million crickets. Thinking of all the stories in my head: "Thrashers", "Tales of Suicide, and Despair", "Blue Testament", "Big River", "In Her Time of Dying", "Phoenix", "40 Days in a Hole".

- around 3:00 am, before sleep. My parent's house. Tried to capture some wild cats, worked in yard, planting flowers with Pilar, snails on her arms, read. Walked dogs with mother. Wrote letter to Andrew Foote. Talked to Andrew. Pilar called, said all was well.

November

1 - Tue - At the IHOP with Pilar. She's reading Peter Camenzind. I've been reading "Newsweek" and The Burroughs File. Impressed with the montage style, esp. the scrapbooks. Torn between Thoreau and Burroughs. Seeing through the snails she placed on her eyes.

Later at her apartment: Imagining myself shipwrecked, afloat on a mattress raft in a sea of catshit and clothes. And from the sea emerges our daily sustenance. The Host lies in wait down there on the bottom of a small East Texas lake...

5 - Sat - Las Vegas, Nevada - Journal entries written under the influence of lust and alcohol. In a suite everlooking the Strip from Caesar's vantage point. Giant hot tub, round bed with mirrored ceilings, deep fuck tubs in each room and all the alcohol and food one could possibly consume. The guest of Mark Rubin, an old football player I coached. Along with his wealthy parents and our friend, Chip Hunter. There, ostensibly, to witness the Sugar Ray Leonard - Ray LaLonde fight.

7 - Mon - Caesar's Palace - The day of the fight. Outside, hydraulic drills imitate the sound of the slots. I look at myself in the mirror and I see a man growing old with a slight haze in his eye. ... I sit on my round bed with no clothes staring into the reflected self above, trembling with abstract fear. 3000.00 in room service.

8 - Tue - In the room, an hour or so before leaving... I awoke early this morning from an alcoholic blackout. I was sitting in the Casino lounge, eyes dry from locked open lids and a metallic taste in my mouth. A group of Japanese grandmothers cackled in a distant corner. I tried to search for some sign of time, but as usual there was only the standard warp of endless night...

9 - Wed - Dallas - Pilar's apartment. Mean razor nailed envy. The woman has filed here teeth to points and stares at me from the shadows.

10 - Thu - Austin in Les Amis after a day ended deadly with love and generated a violence that prevented any form of sleep.

Later: At Denny's in IH-35, after wandering along the Drag searching for psychic violence and drugs. A fall from resolutions at Tacasita. A susprisingly poignant walk through the HEB. "Nesweek, Nov.14" filled with scrapbook images.

12 - Sat - Austin - Les Amis -
13 - Sun - Austin -

15 - Tue - Dallas - Pilar's apartment -

17 - Thu - Austin - At the Denny's in IH-35 about 5:00 am. Just moved into my new place: 102 B East 52nd. Small two room, one bath place. Right in the flightpath and overlooking the graveyard for the insane.

- bad meeting with an undergraduate UT advisor.

18 - Fri - Austin - Pilar arrives.

December

25 - Xmas in Dallas and East Mountain.


1989

January - ???Working at Bookstop Lincoln Village again???

6 - Fri - Apartment in Austin - Reading Literary Outlaw, a Burroughs Biography.

- starting back at UT. Pilar starting at ACC. Reconnected with Leta Mackey.

- Pilar taking Composition I, TX & Local Gov, US History I, Intro to Phil at ACC. She drops out midway.

Sometime around here published "St. John's Dog" in "Life Times: A Forum for a New Age" #5

26 - Thu - Reading Factotum by Bukowski.

February

March

19 - Twenty-seven years old.

April

6 - Wed - Coming down off of LSD.

11 - Pilar's 19th birthday.

15 - Note of apology from Leta Mackey to Pilar

19 - Letter (sent to Princess) from a guy Pilar and I met out at Hippy Hollow on Lake Travis, enclosed were several nude photos he took of Pilar and I.

- Pilar working at Good Eats #2 North.

May

16 - Receipt from Westlake Vision Center for an eye exam and contacts for Pilar.

- Pilar working at Good Eats #2 North.

June

8 - Postcard from my mother from England, picturing Warwick Castle:

Scot & Pilar - I went to this castle today - one of the best I have ever seen. London was fun - and I really enjoyed M. Butterfly. We leave for Holland Friday. Love, Mom

14 - Postcard from my mother while she was in Belgium. ???

14 - Postcard from Belgium, picturing the Town Hall, from my mother (sent to 102 B East 52nd):

Brugge was beautiful. We are having more fun. This has been a fabulous vacation. I love sitting at the sidewalk cafes drinking beer & people watching. We went to a party last night and had a blast. Hope to go to Brussells tomorrow. Love, Mom.

- Pilar working at Good Eats #2 North.

July

- Pilar working at Good Eats #2 North.

15 - Thank you note from my mother referencing her 50th birthday, that Pilar made her a cheesecake, spending time with them, and our new little kitty.

August

- Pilar working at Good Eats #2 North.

- Taking classes again at UT

September

- Pilar working at Good Eats #2 North.

Fall Semester at UT. Courses taken (Grade):

  • Intro to Literature: Film and Lit
  • 1st Year French
  • US History Since 1865
  • Existentialism

October

14 - Transcript Report.

19 - Exam for E329K, Heinzelman. Grade A-.

November

7 - 11 - Program for the play "Reckless" at UT. Went with Pilar.

10 - Receipt of the loan transfer of Pilar's graduation gift car, a new Toyota, from her parents to her.

13 - Receipt for an ad in the Austin American Statesman. $37.35. For the car?

December

11 - Receipt for a pregnancy test for Pilar. Negative.

25 - Xmas

31 - Program from Esther's Follies. Went with Pilar's parents.


1990

January

- Taking classes again at UT

February

March

- Program from Esther's Follies.

5 - Exam in Religion for Miller. Labeled "unreadable".

9 - Declined car rental application. An attempt to drive out to Santa Barbara?

12 - Ticket voucher for Santa Barbara Airbus. Pilar and I went out there for Liz and David's wedding.

19 - Twenty-eight years old.

April

- Paper: "Swift's 'I Saw a Woman Flayed' and Subversive Irony" for English 363K.(B+/ F for lateness)
- Paper: "On Pope's 'An Essay on Criticism' anad Nature" for E363K. - Paper: "Frankenstein and Women" for E363K.
- Paper: "On Frankenstein and L'Enfer" for E363K.

May

5 - [From "The Consolation of Insanity"] - Austin, Texas - Les Amis - As the end of school, of my relationship with education, churns about me in a miasma of failed intentions and sweet flexible confusion, I once again recover some sense of myself here. [returning to the Monastery Experience]

June

July

August

- Postcard from LIzz Grimes while she was out at Powell Lake in AZ(?) referencing that David wasn't there with her, and to give her husband a hug.

September

October

November

10 - Score card from Peter Pan Mini Golf for Pilar and I.

20 - Certified letter to Pilar from Nancy at Second Time Around demanding Pilar to pay on clothes she had taken from the store - a common practie in lieu of pay. Pilar ignored it.

December

19 Ticket stub for the film, Edward Scissorhands, at Highland Cinema in Austin.

25 - Xmas

31 - Esther's Follies Program. Again, with Pilar's parents(?)


1991

January

14 - Another registered letter from Nancy at Second Time Around which states that she applied Pilar's consignment check from November to the balance of what Pilar owed.

21 - Letter from my mother. Enclosed is a check for February rent. She writes: "Hopefully things will improve for you and Pilar.

February

7 - Diagnosis Report from Pro Med North Clinic on Anderson for Pilar for SST Strep Screen and Mono. Prescription slips for Pilar from Nau Pharmacy for Hydrocod, Amoxicillin, Phenyl-guaif and Ventolin.

19 - Note from my mother referencing some mis-placed keys and that they had a great time in Austin.

March

19 - Twenty-nine years old.

25 - Note to Pilar and I from my mother referencing rent check for April, being with her for my birthday, that my beard is gone, and that we are on the "right path of [our[ future happiness".

April

May

June

July

7 - Problems in School. Depressed. Obsessed with Death.

August

12 - A difficult time. Pilar and I are separating. She is dating Rauf from Les Amis - amongst others.

- I begin the "Homelss Experiment" - first sleeping in the UT libraries, then David and LIzz's Studio, then Europa Books.

September

3 - At Quacks with cafe au lait, after dinner at Pilar's and a strange hovering depression over her and Leta - young souls wandering the gutters of love. After listening briefly to the "Yard Slugs" at the Cactus Cafe, a beer, a conversation with Shelton here earlier, a bike ride and a rest.

4 - Early in the morning at Kerby Lane. I was asleep at Pilar's earlier. she came in around 5:00 am and said that Tim need a place to stay, that a lot of people were staying in his place. She told me to leave.

There are hells and there are Hells... (continue in an a href later)

Somewhere in here I write the first "That Ole Bone Dance" down at the Studio.

15 - Upstairs a the Texas Student Union.
17 - Tue - At Les Amis.
22 - At Pilar's Apartment, dealing with accustions and reconcilliations.
27 - At Les Amis in the afternoon. The last few nights have been difficult, filled with restlessness. I have not been able to get much sleep.
29 - Sun - Early in the morning, waiting for the sun, at Leta's apartment. Trying to finish "The Song of Insanity" (a variation of That Ole Bone Dance) and being rather intrigued with what comes between myself and it.

October

1 - Tue - I haven't been sleeping much, writing at the Studio late at night, riding around on my bike. Perhaps this accounts for how horribly depressed I was early this morning.
5 - Sat - Cycling through the City in the early morning, riding up to Quack's for a cup of coffee.

Later this evening, finish moving the last of my things from Pilar's place. At Les Amis. Went over to Posse to meet John and Dana and two of their friends. Left there and went to a party in West Campus.
6 - Sun - At the Studio. Later: meet Shannon at Quack's and go to see the movie, "The Fisher King".
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8 - Tue - Selling CDs for coffee money, a table to write on. At Les Amis
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- Somewhere in here I meet Lynn Bender and start working at Europa Bookstore in Dobie Mall

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25 - Xmas


1992

January

- Europa moves to the Drag: 2406 Guadalupe. We move the entire store in one day. Recruit Daniel, Christina Marrs' boyfriend, from Quack's the morning of the move.

February

March

19 - Thirty years old.

- Leave Austin for Dallas, en route to the Monastery. Awaiting my Grandfather's Death. Reading the Portrait of Dorian Grey. Car trouble stalls my delay and I hide out at Pilar's apartment on Grooms. Hang out at the Hole in the Wall.

April - Dallas

12 - Letter from Jo Bunny on Kozik poster detailing the current state of things at Europa.

May - Dallas

June - Dallas

13 - My Grandfater Callaway dies. The obituary, written by my Uncle Bud reads:

"Callaway, Clarence, a Dallas businessman, died at home on June 13, 1992 after a long illness. Callaway was born in Navasota, Texas on June 27, 1905, but had been a resident of Dallas 75 years. He graduated from Oak Cliff High School; attended the University of Texas. After college, in association with his brother, Mr. Callaway managed the Callaway Brothers Oil Company. When the company was sold, he joined the English Freight Company and was eventually general manager of the firm. He founded Callaway Cartage Company in 1939, which was sold in 1949 and Mr. Callaway then joined the Dr. Pepper Company. At Dr. Pepper he was promoted to Vice President of Operations before leaving to become President of the American Bank & Trust Company of Oak Cliff in 1955. When he sold his interest in the bank, he bought the England Transportaion Company of New Orleans, which he operated until the firms sale in 1974. He was a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and the Gunstream Hunting & Fishing Club, where he served as a founding member and first President. Other professional organizations included, the Dallas Bottlers Association of which Mr. Callaway was President. Preceded in death by his wife, Mattie. Mr. Callaway is survived by his two children Clarence Callaway, Jr. & Nancy Thompson; five grandchildren, Scot Casey, Shannon Casey, Cristal Callaway, Lee Callaway and Nickolas Callaway. Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 16, 1992. RESTLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Dr. James Pleitz officiating. Pallbearers: George Young, Alan Roberts, Scot Casey, Lee Callaway, Nickolas Callaway and Jerry Thompson. Memorials may be made to the Salesmanship Club of Dallas."

16 - Funeral of my Grandfather Callaway

July - Dallas

August - Dallas

29 - Sun - Leave Dallas

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September - New Mexico

October - New Mexico / Dallas

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3 - Tue - Bad day at Black Rock.
4 - Wed - Move in with Steven "Sam" Samuels, to his place on 41st. At the time, one carload got it all over.
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7 - Sat - Lunch with Shannon. Staci Finch later.
8 - Sun - Work at Apollonaire's
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10 - Tue - Lunch with Jo Bunny
11 - Wed - Meet Sabrina at Les Amis 9:30 pm
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16 - Mon - Sleestacks with Mary Catherine
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18 - Wed - Meet Sabrina at Les Amis
19 - Thu - Staci at Les Amis
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21 - Sat - Meet Sabrina at 12:00
22 - Sun - Chris Duarte at Steamboat with Pilar
23 - Mon - Meet Jo Bunny for lunch
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27 - Fri - Dallas
28 - Sat - Dallas
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5 - Sat - First gleanings, in the journal "Bone & Dust" of the Bone Carver series: "Everything these days is haunted and insane.".
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31 - Thu - New Year's Eve with Pilar. At Steamboat??? Lavaca?? Posse.


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