August 20th, 2014

he regarded Eskimo poems as revolutionary prophecies

It is 6:52 AM Wednesday morning in the flow. I am waking up to another day. What can one do but face it. I hardly slept last night. I am thinking of going down in the lower level and laying down in the dark. So it is a new day to fight for Queen and country. Not much else I can do.

I have nothing to do super important. It is all a song and a dance. Yesterday I basically wandered the house and read my books. Carol got home late afternoon from hanging out with her cousin that is going blind. I read these books yesterday when not falling asleep from exhaustion.

"Alternating Current" by Octavio Paz

"The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz 1957-1987"

"Last Stories and Other Stories" by William T. Vollmann

"Augustus" a novel by John Williams

Late yesterday afternoon I received in the mail a book I had ordered titled, "Augustus" a novel by John Williams. I started reading this novel before going to bed last night.

Well not much else to report. Yesterday was a cold dark gray rainy day. This morning there are clear skies. Existence keeps decaying. There is victory in Jesus Christ.

old diary entry Sept. 8, 2002

  • Current Music
    Castanets "Decimation Blues"

he has experienced the fascination of non-meaning

It is now in the holy flow 5:09 PM another down in the record books. This morning I went with my wife on errands. I like being with the wife of my youth when she is off from work. My wife took this week off thinking Beth, Louisa Mae and Andy would be staying with us. But Andy changed his plans and now they are spending this week in Grand Rapids with his family. Tomorrow night Carol is driving over to GR to pick up Beth and bring her here. She catches a train to Gallup here in Holland. Beth is like me scared of flying in airplanes so Andy and Louisa are flying back to their place.

While out doing errands we stopped at thrift stores so I could look at their used books. I found these used books today to ADD to our library.

"Robert Kennedy And His Times" by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

"Ceremony" a novel by Leslie Marmon Silko

"The Unhappy Few: A Psychological Study Of The Novels Of Stendhal" by Gilbert Chaitin

"The Student Conductor" a novel by Robert Ford

"Somewhere For Me-A Biography Of Richard Rogers" by Meryle Secrest

"Flaubert" a biography by Benjamin Bart

"The Autobiography Of Malcolm X" As Told To Alex Haley

"Fresh Air Fiend" Travel Writings by Paul Theroux

"The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage" by Paul Elie

"Flaubert: The Uses of Uncertainty" by Jonathan Culler

"Poor People" non-fiction/journalism by William T. Vollmann

"Touched By Fire: The Life, Death, And Mythic Afterlife Of George Armstrong Custer" biography by Louise Barnett

So another day has gone by. Not much else to report so I will close to face the coming darkness.
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    The Civil Wars self-titled

At Calvary

Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died on Calvary.


Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty at Calvary.

By God’s Word at last my sin I learned;
Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned,
Till my guilty soul imploring turned to Calvary.


Now I’ve given to Jesus everything,
Now I gladly own Him as my king,
Now my raptured soul can only sing of Calvary!


Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span at Calvary!


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    contemplative contemplative