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Day 01: Introduce yourself
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O.K., I'll take up Dave Policar's challenge.

I'm Joe (Joseph Clinton Fineman, named after my grandfathers), almost 73, about 3/4 retired from being a freelance copyeditor, comfortable, cowardly, angry, neurotic, officially bisexual but mainly queer these days, Caltech & commune alumnus, compulsive, concupiscent, convivial, hospitable, malicious, male, mirthful, misanthropic, nonlimerent, reliable, self-centered, skeptical, timid, unfashionable. My musical tastes run to popular music up to 1940. My machinery for guessing other people's motives in grossly deficient. I am hostile to mass entertainment, promotion, fashion, government interference in drugs & suicide, the financial industry, peasants, and warlords.

My attention is continually interrupted by fantasies of daring offensiveness, fantasies of lectures, twitches of shame, grievance hunting.

Nevertheless, I have a fair amount of fun, and to judge from the literature am happier than most human beings. I don't deserve it, tho.

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A brilliant and entertaining self-description.

I've come to the conclusion that any happiness you manage to wrest from this life is well-deserved.

A. cowardly, neurotic, timid. My machinery for guessing other people's motives in grossly deficient. My attention is continually interrupted by twitches of shame

B. I have a fair amount of fun, and to judge from the literature am happier than most human beings.

C. I don't deserve it, tho.

IANAD, but IMHO the sense of C is due to A. Don't worry about it.

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