December 2nd, 2014

there certainly is no nonearthly salvation in the Old Testament

It is 12:52 PM Tuesday afternoon in the flow of existence. The sun is shining which is nice/easy on my nerves. It is cold, but bearable.

I got up this morning around 6:45 AM. I did not make coffee, because I was meeting brother Tim for coffee at 9 o'clock AM that morning. I did warmed up in a coffee cup coffee I made last night for Carol. When my wife gets up in the evenings she likes a hot cup of coffee.

I made myself a bowl of oatmeal and ate it while messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary. Carol got home around 8:55 AM and I left immediately to pick up Tim to go out for coffee and spiritual fellowship. We went to a local coffee cafe for coffee and talked till around 11:05 AM. Tim needed to drop off some papers at the Department of Human Services so we drove over to that government building. While Tim went into the building I waited in the car and read "A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology" by J. Richard Middleton.

After Tim dropped off the papers we visited thrift stores so I could look at their used books. I found these used books this morning to ADD to our library-

"The Eye of the Storm" a novel by Patrick White

"Anil's Ghost" a novel by Michael Ondaatje

"Consequences" a novel by Penelope Lively

"Fanny: A Fiction" by Edmund White

After visiting thrift stores I drove towards home and dropped off Tim at a near by USA Presbyterian Church for his AA meeting Noon. So has gone by existence thus far today.

Last night I watched television for an hour and then read late into the night the book, "Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945" by Tony Judt. I am really enjoying this book by Judt.

Well I suppose I will close to drift through the day. Carol is off the next couple of nights from work. Our lives are speeding by. No way off the merry-go-round.

"[12] In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.
[13] When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
[14] They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
[15] Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
[16] From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
[17] Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
[18] And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
[19] The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
[20] The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
[21] And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
[22] And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
[23] Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously." Isaiah 24:12-23
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Gabriel Josipovici

It is 9:30 PM Tuesday evening in the flow. This afternoon I received in the mail a book I ordered titled, "What Ever Happened To Modernism?" by Gabriel Josipovici. I have been reading the book steadily since I received it in the mail. In reading this book I kept thinking of Will Self and his novel "Shark". I found this article by Will Self wherein he mentions the book "What Ever Happened To Modernism?".

Will Self & Gabriel Josipovici
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