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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":

The Mind Parasites by Wilson
Demain by Hesse
Prose and Poetry by Rilke
Varieties of Religious Experience by James
Thus Spake Zarathustra by Nietzsche
Man and Superman by Shaw
Franny and Zooey by Salinger
Buried Child by Shepard
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Kundera
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."