January 15th, 2015

the winds of revolution are blowing across the world

It is 9:36 AM Thursday morning in the flow of time here in West Michigan. It is another cold day here near Lake Michigan. Maybe Carol and I will drove out to the Lake the next sunny day so I can take some pictures. Lake Michigan is only about 15 minutes from where we live. I really have not taken any winter pictures yet. I need to get outside more when the sun is shining. I am getting too comfortable hiding out in my cell.

I got up this morning around 7:30 AM. Carol was already up making blueberry muffins in the kitchen. She made us a pot of oatmeal for breakfast. After I ate my oatmeal I messed with our main computer. I read music reviews and blogs in the morning. I check for e-mail and look at my Facebook site. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and read for morning worship from a book titled, "God Has Spoken: A History of Christian Theology" by Gerald Bray.

Last night I read my books and watched television with my wife. We have been watching TV shows on our Amazon Prime. Yesterday I mainly read from these books when not feeling sick inside-

"The Gray Notebook" by Josep Pla

"The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington" by Gregg Herken

"Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945" by Tony Judt

"Almanac Of The Dead" a novel by Leslie Marmon Silko

"Orthodox Spirituality: A Practical Guide For The Faithful And Definitive Manual For The Scholar" by Dumitru Staniloae

Not much else to report this morning. Existence keeps speeding the Day of Judgment.
  • Current Music
    Viet Cong self-titled

Behold, the day is come

Behold, the day is come;
The righteous Judge is near;
And sinners, trembling at their doom,
Shall soon their sentence hear.

Angels, in bright attire;
Conduct Him through the skies;
Darkness and tempest, smoke and fire,
Attend Him as He flies.

How awful is the sight!
How loud the thunders roar!
The sun forbears to give his light,
And stars are seen no more.

The whole creation groans;
But saints arise and sing;
They are the ransomed of the Lord,
And He their God and king.


"[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 24:16-23
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

American the philosophical

It is 2:36 PM Thursday afternoon in the ice flow. Carol and I left the house this morning to look at baby clothes for our granddaughters Louisa and Josephine and go out for lunch. While we were out running around we visited thrift stores so I could look at their used books. I found these used books today to ADD to our library-

"The Radetzky March" a novel by Joseph Roth [A New Translation By Joachim Neugroschel With An Introduction By Nadine Gordimer]

Joseph Roth

"America The Philosophical" non-fiction by Carlin Romano

"Black Girl/White Girl" a novel by Joyce Carol Oates

"Twilight Of The Hapsburgs: The Collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire" by Z A B Zeman

"Summer Crossing" a novel by Truman Capote

"A Little Tour of France" travel by Henry James (A Picture Book)

Not much else to report. Carol has gone to bed for the day. I will write in my paper diary and stare off into space. Existence keeps zooming by!

a poster by Kokoschka
  • Current Music
    The Body & Thou "You, Whom I Hate, Always Hated"

Answer for question 4196.

If money wasn't an issue, would you go back to school to study something? If so, what would it be and why?
In the past I went to college for four years and then I went to grad school for three years. I have had enough of going to school. For me I have always been a student. I read and study all the time. There is so much to know in this world!

I will be 63 years old this year and I want to learn more about divine realities. I want holy wisdom.