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It is 1:21 PM Tuesday afternoon here in west Michigan. It is another hot hazy day. We can see the smoke in the air from the forest fires out West here in Michigan. Someday the air will be always thick with smoke due to massive forest fires blazing through the earth. Someday trees will be rare. Also in the future clean water will be rare.

Carol and I left this morning to visit Grand Haven's Public Library used books store Cheap Stacks. I bought these used books this morning at Cheap Stacks-

'Fabulous Small Jews' Short Stories by Joseph Epstein

'From Bondage' a novel by Henry Roth (Volume III: Mercy of a Rude Stream)

'Think. . .' a novel by David Lodge

'Mostly Morgenthaus: A Family History' Foreword By Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. by Henry Morgenthan III

'Blue Belle' Crime Fiction by Andrew Vachss

'Sacrifice' Crime Fiction by Andrew Vachss

After visiting Cheap Stacks we drove back to Holland and had lunch at a Mexican restaurant. So has gone this day thus far. Carol is about to lay down to take a nap and I plan to sit and wait to see what comes in the mail this afternoon.

This morning we were up early and I did the usual activities for the early morning hours. I read this morning after writing in my paper diary from a book titled, 'Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition' by Hans Boersma. Yesterday I mainly read 'The Scarlet Tree' autobiography by Osbert Sitwell.
13th-Aug-2018 03:53 pm - the Brest-Litovsk Treaty
It is now in the flow of decay 3:42 PM late Monday afternoon. I have been struggling since I got home from the local library used books store to stay awake. In my old age all I want to do is close my eyes and get lost inside my brain. I am always listening to my brain. I am always thinking. I need to hear a silent brain. A brain filled with holy silence.

Carol has not gotten up yet to face existence. She said this morning she would be up around 2 o'clock PM. My wife needs her rest in her old age.

The Book Nook today was not busy so I wandered the store and read from a big book titled, 'The Great War, America And The Remaking Of The Global Order, 1916-1931' by Adam Tooze. I brought home these used books from the Book Nook-

'The Beauty Of The Cross: The Passion Of Christ In Theology And The Arts-From The Catacombs To The Eve Of The Renaissance' by Richard Viladesau

'J' a novel by Howard Jacobson

'A London Year: 365 Days of City London in Diaries, Journals, and Letters' Compiled by Travis Elborough & Nick Rennison

I have been reading since I got home from a autobiography titled, 'The Scarlet Tree' by Osbert Sitwell. I plan to drift through the rest of this day. Go find someplace quiet and close my eyes and see what is going on side my old brain.
13th-Aug-2018 03:35 pm - still life
still life
13th-Aug-2018 08:22 am - the sight of God causes delight
It is 8:14 AM Monday morning on the process of decay. We are constantly decaying. Dead matter is constantly falling off our bodies. We are slowly rotting and waiting to be placed in storage.

I got up this morning around 6:45 AM. I got up got myself a glass of orange juice and messed with our main computer. I first checked for e-mail and then skimmed the morning news. After messing with our main computer I made myself a bowl of oatmeal and then wrote in my paper diary. I have been reading this morning from a book titled, 'Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition' by Hans Boersma.

This morning I once again volunteer at the local library used books store from 10 o'clock AM till 1 o'clock PM.

Last night I filmed a video for my Youtube channel and read 'The Scarlet Tree' autobiography by Osbert Sitwell. Now it is another day. Outside this morning it is sunny and hot.

Carol will soon be home from work. She is off tonight from work. Tomorrow is my 66th birthday. I am an old man. Growing old is weird, because you know your time is short. Of course I could live to be 96 years old, so I could live another 30 years. Carol has a friend named Pam who is 93 years old. Well I will close to drift. I am tired.
Belief & Technique For Modern Prose by Jack Kerouac

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
4. Be in love with yr life
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
19. Accept loss forever
20. Believe in the holy contour of life
21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture better
23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
29. You're a Genius all the time
30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven
It is in the flow of existence 12:54 PM Sunday here in west Michigan. Outside this afternoon the sun is shining. Last night after Carol left for work I shut up the house and turned on the central air system. It is 72 degrees inside my cell right now.

I do not remember what time I got up this morning. I do not remember either what time I went to bed last night. My brain is weary. But I did get up to face the first day of a new week. We are already entering the middle of the month this week. Soon August 2018 will be gone. I got up ate a bowl of cereal and messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and then dozed till my wife arrived home from work.

This morning after my wife went to bed for the day I drove downtown to Reader's World Bookstore to get more Sunday newspapers and to look at their books. I bought one book along with three Sunday newspapers titled, 'Asymmetry' a novel by Lisa Halliday. Since getting home from Reader's World I have been reading the The New York Time Sunday Edition newspaper. Also have been reading, 'The Scarlet Tree' autobiography by Osbert Sitwell.

I do remember filming a video last night and reading late into the night from a book titled, 'Osbert Sitwell' a biography by Philip Ziegler. I also read yesterday, 'The Scarlet Tree' by Osbert Sitwell.

I suppose I will close to brush my teeth and doze.

page 647 2018 Diary
12th-Aug-2018 12:53 pm - dining room
dining room
11th-Aug-2018 10:34 pm - Jesus, John, & Jack
It is in the death flow 10:13 AM Saturday morning here in west Michigan. This morning I turned off our central air system and opened the windows to let in the air.

I got up this morning around 6 o'clock AM. I got up and warmed up a cup of coffee and messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and have been mainly reading from these books for morning devotions-

'John' Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators' [The Church's Bible]

'The Gospel Of John: A Commentary' by Frederick Dale Bruner

'John 1-12' New Testament IV Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Craig S. Farmer

'Sacramental Preaching: Sermons on the Hidden Presence of Christ' by Hans Boersma

Carol got home late from work, because she went to our local Farmer's Market to get corn on the cob, watermelon, an onion and green beans. My wife eats fresh food, whereas I eat basic food like sandwiches and hot-dogs. I am not into food. I eat because it is a middle-class american habit. I should eat more consciously. I should be aware of what I fed on as I grow old and out of shape physically.

This morning I also made a video for my Youtube site sharing what I had read in the Gospel of John and reading from the Reformation commentary on John chapters 1 through 12. I read the Reformation commentators on John 3:16-18 in this short video.

Last night I made a video for my Youtube site showing folks the used books we bought at the annual AAUW used books sale in South Haven during their Blueberry Festival.

Well, I will close to read and wait out this day.

"[16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
[17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
[18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." John 3:16-18
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