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16th-Apr-2014 04:30 pm - page 300 in my 2014 Diary
page 300 2014 Diary

page 300 2014 Diary

page 300 2014 Diary

page 300 2014 Diary
It is 3:23 PM Wednesday afternoon in the flow. It seems I have been on the go all day today. I need to sit down and collect my marbles.

This morning I had a dentist appointment at 8:20 AM and after the dentist I had to be at the Herrick Public Library at their used bookstore to cover for someone from 10 AM till 1 PM. When I got home from the book nook Carol was talking/skyping our daughter Beth and baby Mae. After Carol talked to Beth and saw her granddaughter we left to go grocery shopping. When we got home from grocery shopping I ate lunch and now I am writing in my blogs.

So has gone my day thus far.

At the library book nook today it was quiet. I read while at the book nook from these two books, "The Acts Of The Apostles" [The Pillar New Testament Commentary] by David G. Peterson and "The Lure Of The Sea: The Discovery of the Seaside 1750-1840" by Alain Corbin.

I brought home from the book nook these three books to ADD to our library.

"The Lovely Bones" a novel by Alice Sebold

"Horse Heaven" a novel by Jane Smiley

"Nature Diary" Janet Marsh

Last night we watched television and went to bed around 11:30 PM. We were up around 7 o'clock AM this morning. And so the race was on.

Well I suppose I will close to write some more stuff into my paper diary. We are half way through the month of April. I keep wondering when we will have Spring weather this year.

"For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory" Colossians 3:3,4
It is now in the flow of time 10:06 AM Tuesday morning. I am down in the lower level of our home sitting in front of my lap top computer writing in my LJ blog. I do not feel like reading my New Testament commentaries on the The Acts of the Apostles. I do not feel like reading anything this morning. Maybe I am sick of doing the same things over and over. No I am just feeling or reacting like a man who has lived 61 years. In four months I will be 62 years old. I plan to apply for Social Security when I turn 62 years old. It always amazes me to realize how long I have lived!

Last night I found out from Facebook my brother Mike (Michael Williamson) was a finalist for a Pulitzer prize this year. My brother Mike is a photo journalist for the Washington Post. Mike and I are not close. Mike and I live in different worlds.

Carol has gone to bed to sleep for awhile. She is off from work the next couple of nights. Next month (May 19th) Carol and I will celebrate 35 years of being married. This week our granddaughter Louisa Mae will be a month old.

Well this is going nowhere. I could go someplace this morning. I could go for a walk, but there is snow on the ground. I suppose I will close to drift.

Yesterday I mainly read all day "The Master" by Colm Toibin. After reading this novel based on the life of the American writer Henry James I realized Toibin was writing his novel from a homosexual perspective. The novel "The Master" is basically a homosexual novel. I am kind of disturbed by Colm Toibin presenting Henry James as a closet homosexual. I have been reading about Henry James going on 40 years and never have come across anything suggesting he was a homosexual. When I typed in a search engine Henry James homosexual I also found listed Mark Twain homosexual, Nathaniel Hawthorne homosexual and Herman Melville homosexual. It is absolutely insane to think these great American writers were all homosexuals! It seems to me today there is this belief held by homosexuals that to love a woman and to get married and have a family is not normal. We live in decadent times!

Look at this book sometime on the sex life of Henry James, "A Private Life Of Henry James: Two Women and His Art" by Lyndall Gordon.
15th-Apr-2014 08:25 am - the still mind of the inner eye
It is 8:10 AM Tuesday morning. It is 26 degrees this morning and there is a layer of snow on the ground.

I got up around 7:15 AM this morning. When I got up I made a pot of coffee and then I messed with our main computer. Next I wrote in my paper diary and now I am writing in my blogs. I had all kinds of things I wanted to write about but now it all seems pointless.

Last night I watched television and went to bed around 11:30 PM. Now it is another day. I am waiting for my wife to call me and tell me she is ready to come home from work. It is snowing outside as I write these words.

I have nothing important to do today. Yesterday I basically read and wandered the house.

Well I will close to read my books on The Acts of the Apostles (NT).

"Acts" [Baker Exegetical Commentary On The New Testament] by Darrell L. Bock

"A Theology Of Luke Acts: God's Promised Program, Realized for All Nations" by Darrell L. Bock

Well I will close to drift. Watch snow flakes fall to the cold ground.
14th-Apr-2014 11:49 am - Impetuous Ritual
14th-Apr-2014 11:25 am - an oral biography
It is 11:14 AM Monday late morning. I did leave the house this morning to visit a near by thrift store to look at their used books. I found these used books to add to our library.

"Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography Of Harry S. Truman" by Merle Miller

"Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History" by Robert D. Kaplan (I have these two other books by Kaplan in my library, "The Ends Of The Earth: A Journey At The Dawn Of The 21st Century" and "Eastward To Tartary: Travels In The Balkans, The Middle East, And The Caucasus".)

"The Laments" a novel by George Hagen

"Merton: A Biography" by Monica Furlong

"Anna Karenina" a novel by Leo Tolstoy

"Oh The Glory Of It All" a memoir by Sean Wilsey

"Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail" memoir by Cheryl Strayed

"An American Childhood" memoir by Annie Dillard

Some of these used books I bought to donate to the library book nook for them to sale. Why pass up a good book. (my left ear is ringing as I type).

Before I left this morning an old family friend called (he is 84 years old and is losing his ability to think clearly) on the telephone. Usually Carol talks to Mr. Bob but I answered the phone because he has called twice and Carol was not able to talk to him because she was either at work or sleeping. So I talked to Mr. Bob for an hour and then after we ended our conversation I left the house to visit a local thrift store. I thought about going to a grocery store but could not find a solid reason to do so. I am sure Carol will go grocery shopping when she is off from work this week.

Well I will close to put my news used books down in the lower level. Existence keeps decaying.
It is 9:25 AM Monday morning in the flow. It is 38 degrees this morning. We are suppose to get a mix of rain and snow today. Winter keeps lingering around it seems.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock PM. I have had a normal morning. Not much new to report. I have no plans for the day ahead of me. I am sure this day will be super quiet.

Carol has gone to bed for the day after working all night. She works tonight and then she is off three nights. The rhythm of life continues.

I might leave the house around 10 o'clock AM to visit a local thrift store and then visit a grocery store. We need milk and other food items.

Last night I read and watched television. I read late into the night a novel titled, "The Master" by Colm Toibin. I have been reading this morning from a book titled, "This Is My Beloved Son: The Transfiguration Of Christ" by Andreas Andreopoulos.

I have already written three pages in my paper diary this morning. This week I should hit 300 pages in my 2014 Diary.

Well I will close to wait it out.
13th-Apr-2014 08:30 pm - Jonny
Jonny
13th-Apr-2014 04:10 pm - yellow bellied sapsucker
Today I noticed across in our neighbor's yard a yellow bellied sapsucker attached to the bark of their giant oak tree. Last year about this time I also spotted a yellow bellied sapsucker on this exact same tree.

yellow bellied sapsucker
13th-Apr-2014 12:35 pm - Rufous-sided Towhee
Carol spotted our Rufous-Sided Towhee under our bird feeder and I quickly snapped a pic before he flew off.

Rufus-Sided Towhee
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