June 20th, 2014

intoxicated by the psychedelic technology of American firepower

It is 8:56 AM Friday morning. It is 67 degrees this morning. It is a cold gray damp morning. It feels like Autumn these days here in West Michigan. It is hard to believe tomorrow will be the first day of Summer 2014. When we coming into the Summer months I always relive my physical birth and spiritual birth. I find my mind always remembering my past when I come towards the month of August. I will be 62 years old in August. How many days do I have left to rejoice in the Lord.

So it is a new day for us. Carol left this morning to have breakfast with a friend. When I met Carol 35 years ago this friend of Carol's was her roommate. Carol has girlfriends from her childhood. I do not know anyone from my childhood.

I got up this morning around 6:30 AM. I made a pot of coffee and then played with our main computer. For the last couple of months our main computer has been disconnecting to the internet while we were going from one website to the next. The computer kept saying Firefox can not connect Firefox can not connect and then after a couple of minutes Firefox would connect-so the computer flow has been super slow these days. I called tech support for At&T and they sent us a new modem which did not solve the problem. Our two lap tops work fine but not our main computer. It is absolutely maddening!

After messing and fooling around with our main computer I cooked myself breakfast and wrote in my paper diary. I then went down in the lower level and laid down in the cool darkness till I heard my wife get up to face life in America. So goes the morning time thus far.

Last night I read essays by Geoff Dyer and watched television. When I went to bed around 11 o'clock PM last night Carol was still awake.

music

I have no plans today. It is too cold and damp to go anywhere in the world today. I got out to look at this morning a book titled, "The Complete Works Of Isaac Babel".

Well I will close to drift.
  • Current Music
    Interpol "Turn on the Bright Lights"

the goodness of God

It is 7:56 PM Friday night in the flow of this day. Soon this day will be over and then it will be another day. Tomorrow I once again volunteer at the Herrick Public Library used books store for three hours. Last Saturday was the first day of the Friends of the Library used books sale. Time keeps flying by. Tomorrow is also the first day of Summer 2014. We will soon be in the Autumn Season and then comes Winter. We can see the changing of the seasons as a visible evidence of God's goodness. What would the earth be like if there were no seasons.

My wife left for work about eight minutes ago. She is off tomorrow night. Sunday she goes to a baby shower for Emily our daughter-in-law located in the eastern part of the state of Michigan.

I had a very quiet day drinking coffee and reading my books. I fell asleep a couple of times while reading or just sitting pondering what I had been reading. But I did not give into the temptation to take a nap. I came going in spite of feeling drained.

I read mainly from these two books today, "Working The Room" Essays by Geoff Dyer and "The Complete Works Of Isaac Babel".

In received in the mail a book I had ordered titled, "Travels With Herodotus" by Ryszard Kapuscinski. I have started collecting the writings of Kapuscinski. I now have four books by this renowned journalist.

"Travels With Herodotus" by Ryszard Kapuscinski

"The Emperor" by Ryszard Kapuscinski

"Shah Of Shahs" by Ryszard Kapuscinski

"The Shadow Of The Sun" by Ryszard Kapuscinski (In the book "Working The Room" Dyer has a review of this book by Kapuscinski.)

Well, I suppose I will close to read and wait to go to bed. I have nothing pressing on my mind this evening. Josiah did get that summer job packing raspberries.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative