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The Good Life - 02/23/2023 - Residue Covid

Another day in this little room. At least there’s rain, which feels like the outdoors so near. I can still hear the sea through the rain, through the closed window even, distant, muffled crashing. The waves must be large—far away water thunder.

Yumiko wasn’t feeling well last night. I hope she’s alright and hasn’t got this. But I‘m almost through with my Covid now, and ready to take up arms on my wife’s behalf if she is sick. Maybe this is practice of sorts for our old age, a changing of the guard as one oldster looks after the other through declining years.

I’ve told Yumiko often how I want to grow old where there is rain, in a time of life when I no more must walk to work through the cold, wet dawn—no more wet feet—but can instead sit with the window open, watching the dark sea falling from the sky; hearing the thrumming, dropping, cadence—like waves, ebbing and flowing with intensity; eyes closed, feeling the cold sea moving without, drinking warm green tea, ocean everywhere beyond—quiet and peace everywhere within.


The Good Life Meditation is my daily recitation and reminder of personal objectives and principles used in pursuit of a purposeful life in spite of a universe of seeming indifference. Learn more about The Good Life at my website or by reading my book Going Alone. And visit our Discord at:

OBJECTIVES: 1. Be Always Ready to Die 2. Make Good Use of Time and Resources 3. Develop Good and Sound Life Principles 4. Cultivate Good Emotional Reactions 5. Perform Good Actions 6. Recognize True Limits and Opportunity 7. One Thing Slowly

PRINCIPLES: 1. Principle of War 2. Principle of Reason 3. Homunculus 4. Anchorhold 5. Home of Good and Evil 6. Principle of Purpose 7. Atomic Principle 8. Principle of Nature 9. The Pirate Ride 10. Principle of Maturity 11. Social Principle

12. Principle of Family 13. Public Speaking 14. Temperance 15. Life Will Not Go Well 16. The Horror Show 17. That Which Must Be Borne 18. The Feast of Offal 19. Distraction 20. Agency and The Great Indifference 21. The Best Seat in the House 22. The Restless Man 23. The Path of Wildness 24. The Great Life Adventure 25. The Risk of Avoiding Risk 26. Sin and Damnation 27. Complete Oblivion 28. The Season of Philosophy

29. Scriptwriting 30. Bullseye Aim 31. The Uphill Climb 32. Arena and Utility 33. Nothing IS enough 34. The Principle of Fun


My name is Kurt Bell.

You can learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone.

Be safe... But not too safe.

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