January 24th, 2015

The Imperial Presidency

It is in the flow 8:51 AM Saturday morning. Outside this morning it is 35 degrees and ugly.

I am right now down in the lower level of our home. We are home owners. We own are own home. But we fully realize the Government can at any time take our home away from us. The United States Government is the Beast of Revelation.

I got up this morning around 6 o'clock AM. I was awake at 3:30 AM, but laid in bed half awake and half asleep till I finally got up at 6 o'clock AM. I must have forgotten to take last night my sleep aids. So I got up (left my wife sleeping) and headed for the kitchen. I let Rudy our pet dog out of his crate. I warmed up coffee I made last night. I then walked over to our main computer to see what was going on in the world. In the mornings I read blogs and checked for e-mail.

Carol got up made fresh coffee and I cooked us breakfast (eggs). After breakfast I cleaned the kitchen and wrote in my paper diary.

Carol went to the store to get filters for our furnace. I volunteer this morning at the library book nook from 10 AM till 1 PM.

This afternoon friends of my wife are giving her a birthday party (two friends).

Last night we watched television and went to bed around 11:15 PM.

music Flying Locust

Well not much else to report. The last book I read yesterday was the novel "Watergate" by Thomas Mallon. Yesterday I also read some of the chapter on the Watergate scandal in a biography on President Nixon titled, "Nixon: A Life" by Jonathan Aitken.

I suppose I will close to face it. No way out.

"[11] And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
[12] His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
[13] And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
[14] And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
[15] And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
[16] And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." Rev. 19:11-16
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the decay of the traditional party system

It is now in the time flow 12:51 PM Saturday afternoon. I am home early from the library book nook because my replacement came an hour early. So I left and headed home, but before arriving home I stopped at a near by thrift store to look at their used books. I bought three used books from this thrift shop today-

"On The Road" a novel by Jack Kerouac

"Americanah" a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"The Sportswriter" a novel by Richard Ford

I bought home from the library book nook ONE used book titled, "The Goldfinch" a novel by Donna Tartt.

The book nook was not busy today so I basically wandered the store and read from a book titled, "The Imperial Presidency" by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr..

When I got home this afternoon I ate lunch and then wrote in my paper diary. Existence keeps decaying.

I do not know what I will do next to keep myself awake this afternoon. I could read or I could sit and watch the wheels spin inside my head. Carol is out celebrating her birthday with two friends this afternoon. I do not know when I will see her again. Everything is uncertain in this fallen world.

Well I will close to watch the birds and count our blessings one by one. I am thankful we can afford dental care.

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    The Body & Thou "You, Whom I Hate, Always Hated"

her long, yellowed teeth looked oddly glamorous, like the ruins of the Acropolis at twilight

It is 7:17 PM Saturday night in the flow. I am sitting in my main study writing on my lap top. I can hear as I type these words the sound of our Smart TV, Carol is watching on Amazon Prime the old TV show 'The Closer'. I have seen most of the episodes of the old TV show 'The Closer' whereas Carol can watch reruns over and over. Also I am really too tired to watch TV tonight. I would go to bed, but it is way too early. I still can't figure out why I hardly slept last night. Weird. Carol often tells me I never get really tired, because I never do anything physical/exercise/walk.

I had a super quiet day after I got home from the library book nook. I watched on YouTube videos of the Watergate Cover Up during the Nixon Presidency. I tried to take a nap down in the lower level, but failed.

Carol got home from her birthday time with friends around 5:30 PM. When she got home I was sitting in the dark in our dining room resting my mind/brain.

I basically read today the novel "Watergate" by Thomas Mallon.

Well I can not think of much else to report. Tomorrow is the last full week of January 2015. We are expecting snow fall throughout the upcoming new week. I am thankful I do not have to go anywhere/drive anywhere next week.

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ice icicle  on a tree branch
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