June 17th, 2014

the great crash

It is 8:06 AM Tuesday morning in the flow of life. Outside it is gray and humid. It feels like it is going to rain today.

I am not sure what time we got up this morning. Maybe it was around 7 o'clock AM. My wife had to be at the hospital all day today for a class that started at 8 o'clock AM.

I have had a typical morning. I do not plan to go anywhere today. Well I will go back to the Friends of Library Used Books Sale to pack the books that did not sell this evening. Besides that I plan to just drift silently through existence.

This morning I have already written in my paper diary. I have been reading this morning for some unknown reason "A Life In Our Times" Memoirs by John Kenneth Galbraith. I have these books by Galbraith in our library.

"The Great Crash, 1929" by John Kenneth Galbraith

"The Affluent Society" by John Kenneth Galbraith

"The Liberal Hour" by John Kenneth Galbraith

"Ambassador's Journal" by John Kenneth Galbraith

"Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went" by John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith
http://www.johnkennethgalbraith.com/

These days I can not focus on any one thing. I am tired. I am out of it spiritually speaking. I have lost my bearings.

Well I suppose I will close to wander.

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    contemplative contemplative

coming to the end of Spring 2014

It is 1:11 PM Tuesday afternoon. The day goes by thus far normal. I have been basically reading, "A Life In Our Times" Memoirs by John Kenneth Galbraith. While reading I have been listening to heavy metal music. The sun came out this afternoon, but it is 83 degrees outside. We still have on our central system. Yesterday when Carol came home she remarked that our house smelled like old dirty carpet and an old dog. In a way I was pleased by that remark because that tells me we are not your typical bourgeois. At times I think I am living like an old hippie out in the woods. I want our environment to be plain. When I am driving around our neighborhood I often say when I see a nice looking house "That would be a nice place to rot in." Why do people dress up their tombs?

I did leave the house this morning to get some money and to pick up a prescription at a local grocery store. I did not visit in thrift stores while out because I am booked out. I am sure this evening at the used books sale bag sale I will find more books to haul home.

I do not know what will come in the mail this afternoon.

I should read something different now. I am tired. I went out in the backyard today and took pictures of a tree bearing white flowers. Yesterday when I was watering my wildflowers I spotted in the far corner of our yard a tree bearing these lovely white blossoms. I took some pictures of these white flowers before they decay. My wildflowers have not bloomed yet. Maybe by the end of June we will see some wildflowers in our backyard.

Well I will close to drift through the afternoon.

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  • Current Music
    Tombs "Savage Gold"

a buried life

It is 8:51 PM Tuesday night in the heat wave existence. I am home from helping once again at the Friends of the Library used books sale. After the used books sale we had to pack all the used books that did not sell. Also the last two hours of the sale was the five dollars a bag sale. Here is what I bought for five dollars tonight to ADD to our library.

"O Lost: A Story of the Buried Life" novel by Thomas Wolfe

"Tabloid City" a novel by Peter Hamill

"Generosity: An Enhancement" a novel by Richard Powers

"Critical Essays on Henry Miller" Edited by Ronald Gottesman

"The Future of The Past" by Alexander Stille

"C" a novel by Tom McCarthy

"The Lay Of The Love And Death Cornet Christopher Rilke" poetry by Rainer Maria Rilke [Translation By M.D. Herter Norton]

"Amsterdam" a novel by Ian McEwan

"Memoirs of a Beatnik" by Diane di Prima

"The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead" by David Shields

"Emilio's Carnival" a novel by Italo Svevo [A New Translation By Beth Archer Brombert]

"The Hermit" a novel by Eugene Ionesco

"Where Shall Wisdom Be Founds" essays by Harold Bloom

"Shad Of Shahs" biography by Ryszard Kapuscinski

"The Conquest Of A Continent: Siberia And The Russians" by W. Bruce Lincoln

"At Home and Abroad" travel by V. S. Pritchett

"Red Scare: A Study in National Hysteria, 1919-1920" by Robert K. Murray

"Snobbery: The American Version" by Joseph Epstein

"The Painter of Battles" a novel by Arturo Perez-Reverte

"Closing Arguments" a novel by Frederick Busch

"Taft" a novel by Ann Patchett

"Undue Influence" a novel by Anita Brookner

"The Humbling" a novel by Philip Roth

"Solstice" a novel by Joyce Carol Oates

"Nice Work" a novel by David Lodge

"Four Short Stories" by W. Somerset Maugham

"House Of Splendid Isolation" a novel by Edna O'Brien

"My Dream Of You" a novel by Nuala O'Faolain

"The Suicide Run: Five Tales Of The Marine Corps" by William Styron

"Kerouac at the "Wild Boar"" compiled by John Montgomery

"Doctor Fischer Of Geneva Or The Bomb Party" a novel by Graham Greene

"The Unhurrying Chase" by H. F. M. Prescott

"A High Wind In Jamaica" a novel by Richard Hughes

"Tenth of December" stories by George Saunders

These are the used books I got for five dollars tonight to add to our book collection.

Carol went somewhere tonight but I can't not recall right now where for sure. My brain is tired. What I should do is take another shower and sit in the dark and rest. I am tired from being out in the world. Tomorrow will soon be upon us in all its fury.
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    Crowbar "Symmetry In Black"