March 27th, 2014

the mawkish idealism that produced the pastiche medievalism of the Victorians

It is 11:56 AM Thursday late morning. It will soon be Noontime and it will be all downhill from that point on.

I had a dentist appointment this morning at 8:20 AM to have my teeth checked over and cleaned. After my dentist appointment I took my friend Tim out for breakfast. I was home from having a meal with Tim around 11:15 AM (table fellowship). Carol had called while I was out, so I called her back. Beth, Carol and baby Mae were on the road going to a pediatrician appointment.

So the morning has gone by. It has been raining snow and ice all day here in West Michigan. It feels like the middle of Winter this afternoon.

Last night I read a short story from the book "Friend Of My Youth" by Alice Munro. Munro's short stories remind of short stories by Joyce Carol Oates and Edna O'Brien. I went to bed early last night.

Carol called last night around 9 o'clock PM. I could not remember what I had done that afternoon. Later I remembered that I read through the March 27, 2014 issue of the Rolling Stone magazine. In this issue was an interesting interview with Bill Gates.

I should get back into read Acts (New Testament) and commentaries. I usually stuff my head full of stuff and then meditate for awhile on what I have read.

Well I will close to drift through the rest of the day. I feel like falling asleep.
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It is 6:35 PM Jonny Thursday evening. How did your day go? Well to be honest it went by quietly. I spent the afternoon watching birds at our bird feeder and reading "Friend Of My Youth" Stories by Alice Munro. I have five books by Alice Munro in my library. I do not remember reading Munro's stories till lately. Munro's short stories are interesting. I recently read for awhile short stories by Joyce Carol Oates and Edna O'Brien. In the past I have read short stories by Saul Bellow's and Katherine Mansfield. It seems in my later years I am reading more short stories.

I want to write but there is nothing to write. Since I hardly do anything it is difficult to come up with something to write about.

Carol called me this afternoon from a public library. Beth, Carol and baby Mae were in-between doctor's appointments and were at a public library across the street from a medical building. Carol called me because this public library had used books for sale and she wanted to know if I wanted any of the books she was looking at. As she read off titles and authors I searched my LibraryThing site and Amazon. Carol found four used books for me to ADD to our library.

"Alias Grace" a novel by Margaret Atwood

"Runaway" stories by Alice Munro

"The Berlin Diaries, 1940-1945" by Marie Wassiltschikow

a book on the Spanish Civil War General Franco & Fascism

There is nothing on television worth watching so I will read "Friend Of My Youth" stories by Munro and maybe start reading short stories by Joyce Carol Oates in a used book I found yesterday titled, "Faithless: Tales Of Transgression."

Tomorrow is a Friday. It is suppose to snow all the way into the month of April. I was looking at plant life in our back yard today and everything is dead. I think this last winter has killed alot of plants and trees.

Well I will close to read and go to bed early.
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Rufous-sided Towhee

Today I spotted a Rufous-sided Towhee in our backyard. I took some pictures that were blurry of this bird. We have had a Rufous-sided Towhee visited our bird feeder area in the past. Later as I was looking out our kitchen window I spotted this Rufous-sided Towhee under our bird feeder and took some more pictures. These pictures also turned out blurry, but you get an idea what this bird looks like.

I usually take my pictures through sheets of window glass. I also do not have a three thousand dollar camera. I am just an amateur photographer.

Rufous-sided Towhee

Rufous-sided Towhee
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