29 October 1956 With all this “Thompson” interference business with Kurt – I think I have learned one lesson. I am not always sure of what I am doing, and this stems back to my association with my mother. When I disagreed with her she tried to make me look like an idiot, or a … Continue reading 29 October 1956
27 October 1956 Between “objectivity” & “subjectivity” lies “selectivity”.
25 October 1956 This morning Nancy was talking about her English class and Miss Joseph again. Seems Billy and many other of the youngsters find her a crazy-mixed-kid. Well I can see their point of view. Miss Joseph does not have an integrated mind. She runs off in all kinds of directions – blowing hot … Continue reading 25 October 1956
23 October 1956 This morning as Kurt was leaving the house, Billy asked him to go over his German spelling words. Kurt would have liked to help Billy – but it was not the time to do so. Kurt had to go to work. I gave Billy his spelling in German. One page he knew … Continue reading 23 October 1956
22 October 1956 For several weeks now, something has been disturbing me. What it is I have [not] been able to pinpoint. It has something to do with a pattern in me – emotional and unreasonable – that has been stirred up by Blanche. She has predecessors. She is not the first who has brought … Continue reading 22 October 1956
19 October 1956 “The difference between a man and a boy is that when the going gets tough the man keeps going; the boy seeks an excuse to drop out.” “The difference between a great athlete and a fair athlete is that a great athlete never admits the possibility of failure.”
4 October 1956 Progress report on Kurt Zachmann: Was a Y.M.C.A. counselor for 2 years.Went ahead and made 2 more speeches at work afterhis first speech was a flop.Spoke up with a good, hard, sound arguments whenCharlie Vaughn was made his superior. I’m routing for Kurt’s fight! I’m irrevocably on his side and aiming for … Continue reading 4 October 1956
2 October 1956 Something has been othering me since plunging into this “Export” deal with Blanche came up. I have not been able to put my finger on it. Unconsciously the trouble has been creeping to the surface. I realize, as I opened this notebook and glanced at my 9/30/56 notes this morning. I woke … Continue reading 2 October 1956