July 24th, 2014

smoking hooch

It is 9:20 AM Thursday morning in the flow of existence. It is 59 degrees this morning. It feels like Autumn this morning instead of late Summer.

I got up this morning around 6:30 AM. I remember having a dream about cowboy boots. Weird. I do not remember owning a pair of cowboy boots. I do remember wearing a pair of black boot type shoes when I was 10 years or was I 11 years old Norfolk Virginia Black Water County Virginia. So I got up to face existence, made a pot of coffee and messed with our main computer. Next I wrote in my diary and then read my Reformation Commentary on the Gospel of John chapters 1 through 12. As I was reading I found myself falling asleep so I sat in the living room dozing will my wife came home from work. She has gone to bed since this evening she works from 4 PM till 8 PM.

I should mow our lawn today since the grass is getting high. I wonder what it would be like now to be high on weed, mary jane, mari, pot? The other day in talking to my wife I asked if it is sin now to smoke weed now it has become legal in some states? Should a Christian feel bad smoking weed if it is legal? I do not feel bad having a couple of drinks sometimes or having a couple glasses of wine. Should a Christian go through a guilt trip if he or she has a joint once in a blue moon?

Last night I watched television and went to bed around 11:30 PM. I mainly read from these two books yesterday.

"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

Last night as I was putting away one of the used books I found yesterday at a local thrift store titled "Out Of Africa" a memoir by Isak Dinesen I discovered I have these other books by Dinesen or about her.

"Out Of Africa And Shadows On The Grass" by Isak Dinesen

"Isak Dinesen: Letters From Africa 1914-1931" Translated by Anne Born

"Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller" biography by Judith Thurman [Winner of the 1983 American Book Award]

Well I suppose I will close to drift through my existence. There is no way of escape.

Window on the Waterfront

Window on the Waterfront
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two moons

It is 12:30 PM Thursday afternoon in the divine flow. I took Rudy for a walk at Kollen Park and visited thrift stores to look at used books. I found these used books this morning to ADD to our library.

"The Underground Man" a novel by Mick Jackson

"The Nearest Exit" a novel by Olen Steinhauer

"Gods Without Men" a novel by Hari Kunzru

"Lamentations Of The Father" essays by Ian Frazier (I collect the writings of Ian Frazier.)

"Two Moons" a novel by Thomas Mallon (I recently read Mallon's book, "A Book Of One's Own People And Their Diaries". I also have in our book collection a novel by Mallon titled, "Dewy Defeat's Truman".)

"Pablo Picasso: His Life And Times: A Biography" by Pierre Cabanne (I collect books on Pablo Picasso. Recently I found at a used book sale this book on Picasso, "Gertrude Stein On Picasso".)

After visiting thrift stores I walked Rudy our dog at Kollen Park I came home to recover from being out in the world system. Well I will close to down load the pictures at took this morning at Kollen Park. No way out.

old diary entry John Calvin Collection
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entrance into God's kingdom is predicated upon spiritual regeneration

It is 4:57 PM Thursday evening in the time flow. I have had thus far a normal day. I already mentioned today that this morning I took Rudy for a walk at Kollen Park after visiting thrift stores in search of used books. Next month we are going to a big used books sale in South Haven, Michigan. I wonder what we will find this year to ADD to our library.


This afternoon I mowed our lawn and hacked at plant growth in our back yard. Carol left for work around 3:45 PM this evening and should be home by 8:30 PM tonight.

Nothing came in the mail for me today.

Before mowing the lawn I read my books on the Gospel of John, "A Theology Of John's Gospel And Letters" by Kostenberger. So the day has gone by. Tomorrow is a Friday in the flow.

old diary entry History of Reading

"[1] There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
[2] The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
[3] Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
[4] Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
[5] Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
[6] That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
[7] Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again." John 3:1-7
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