January 11th, 2015

ice sculptures downtown Holland MI

This morning Carol wanted to go downtown to get Sunday newspapers at Reader's World Bookstore. After we got newspapers, children's books and a novel we walked downtown Holland. I took pictures as we walked in the cold.

ice sculptures downtown Holland MI

ice sculptures downtown Holland MI

ice sculptures downtown Holland MI

ice sculptures downtown Holland MI
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    Meshuggah "Koloss"

the wise men

It is 11:08 AM late Sunday morning in the flow of existence. The sun is shining this morning, but it is very cold outside.

I got up this morning around 7:30 AM. Carol was already up sitting in the living room reading her Bible.

This morning we went downtown because Carol wanted to get some more Sunday morning newspapers. We drove down to Reader's World bookstore. Carol bought newspapers and some children's books. I bought a novel by Thomas Mallon titled, "Watergate". When we got home Carol left for church. So the morning goes by.

Last night I watched professional football and read from a book titled, "The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington" by Greg Herken. Carol left around 6 o'clock PM to visit old High School friends at a house warming, she got home around 9:10 PM. We watched some professional football and went to bed around 11 o'clock PM.

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Carol goes back to work tonight so she will sleep this afternoon. I might watch some more professional football this afternoon. I got out some books I read last year from the lower level to look at today.

"George Kennan: An American Life" biography by John Lewis Gaddis

"The Kennan Diaries" by George F. Kennan

"Memoirs 1925-1950" by George F. Kennan

"Taking On The World: Joseph and Steward Alsop-Guardians of the American Century" by Robert M. Merry

"The Wise Men: Six Friends And The World They Made Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy" by Walter
Isaacson And Evan Thomas

Well I suppose I will close to go into the afternoon hours. No way out.

downtown Holland MI

ice sculptures downtown Holland MI
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there is no doubt that Stalin wanted a Soviet atomic bomb

It is in the flow of time 3:29 PM late Sunday afternoon. It is a cold sunny afternoon. I am truly thankful from the bottom of heart it is not snowing presently. I am not a lover of snow and ice. I love bright sunny blue sky warm days. So this day goes by like clock work.

I tried watching some professional football, but my mind would not focus. I decided to read this afternoon from a book titled, “Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945″ by Tony Judt.

Carol my dear wife of 35 years going on now 36 years is sleeping. It amazes me to think Carol and I have been married lovers going on 36 years! It seems like Carol and I just met and got married. Where did all those years go? Today I found out one of my favorite writers named Robert Stone died at the age of 77 years. I read today that Stone was married to one woman for 55 years. I often wonder how long Carol and I will be married/be together here on this decaying planet called Earth. I want our marriage to last for eternity.

This week we go into the middle of the month. Every day we get closer to Spring time. The other day our son Josiah sent us an e-mail informing us that Josiah and his wife Hannah will be visiting us over Spring break April 2015. It will be nice to see Joe and Hannah. This month our oldest son Caleb and his wife Emily and their baby girl Josie are moving to Grand Rapids Michigan. So we will now see Caleb, Emily and Josephine Joy throughout the year 2015. In April we can all get together for a big family dinner. Having a close family is a blessing. I am thankful Carol and I are close to our children and their mates/children.

Well I suppose I will close to read and drift into the evening hours. Existence keeps speeding by!

Since I have time to waste I will list the books I have by the American writer Robert Stone since they are in arms length-

"Death of the Black-Haired Girl" a novel by Robert Stone

"Damascus Gate" a novel by Robert Stone

"Prime Green: Remembering The Sixties" a memoir by Robert Stone

"Children Of Light" a novel by Robert Stone

"Dog Soldiers" a novel by Robert Stone

"A Flag For Sunrise" a novel by Robert Stone

"Outerbridge Reach" a novel by Robert Stone

"Bear And His Daughter" Stories by Robert Stone

"A Hall Of Mirrors" a novel by Robert Stone

"Bay Of Souls" a novel by Robert Stone

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/nyregion/robert-stone-novelist-inspired-by-war-dies-at-77-.html?rref=nyregion&module=Ribbon&version=context®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=New%20York&pgtype=article
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