April 14th, 2014

receive that Light that constantly gives and sustains all that is

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.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

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.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative