March 17th, 2015

18,000 Journal entries

It is 9:40 AM Tuesday morning in the flow of time. Outside this morning it is sunny but chilly. I am feeling relieved inside knowing Spring is coming. I do not like the winter seasons here in West Michigan.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. I drank coffee I made last night for Carol. I next messed with our main computer. In the mornings I read music reviews and blogs usually. I do check for e-mails and glance at Yahoo News. The world is a sad place. I am so thankful for all God's blessing, material and spiritual. I am constantly amazed and humbled by God's mercies shown to us.

I made myself a small pot of oatmeal this morning for breakfast. After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and then read some more of "The Spiritual Canticle" by St. John of the Cross". Carol got home from work around 8:50 AM and has gone to bed for the day. She is off the next three nights.

My friend brother Tim called this morning to ask if I could take him to thrift stores to look for some clothes to wear for his trip out to Oregon in May. Tim has a daughter and granddaughter in Portland Ore.. So around 10:30 AM I will pick up Tim and maybe we will drive out to the Lake for a walk. Maybe we will go out for lunch someplace. Tim is a Christian and goes to the same church as my wife. Tim is really the only friend I have in this town. I am a loner and do not make friends easily. I am a contemplative hermit type. I am friendly but I am not one to wander outside my cell.

Last night I messed with our main computer and read from a book titled, "Tropical Classical: Essays From Several Directions" by Pico Iyer.

Well not much else to report so I will close to brush my teeth and put on some street clothes. There is no way out.

This is my 18,001 entry in LiveJournal. How long will LiveJournal keep working?

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    Old Man Gloom 'Ape of God I'

the best Roman ruins

It is in my personal flow of life 3:06 PM Tuesday afternoon. It is right now 37 degrees and sunny. Carol is out walking the dog. I am back from taking a friend to thrift stores to look for clothes. While at different thrift stores I picked up these used books to add to our library-

"The Young Apollo And Other Stories" by Louis Auchincloss

"Foreign Bodies" a novel by Cynthia Ozick

"The Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese-American From Number Two Son To Rock N Roll" a memoir by Ben Fong-Torres (I have Fong-Torres book, "Hickory Wind: The Life And Times Of Gram Pasons".)

"Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Great Writers On Great Places" Edited And With An Introduction By Klara Glowczewska

"Waiting For The Barbarians" a novel by J. M. Coetzee

"Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women" by Susan Faludi (I have in our library another book by Faludi titled, "Stuffed: The Betrayal of the American Man.")

"Cinnamon Kiss" a novel by Walter Mosley

"Bad Boy Brawly Brown" An Easy Rawlins Novel by Walter Mosley

I received in the mail today a used book I had ordered titled, "Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers On The People Who Changed Their Lives" Edited by Elizabeth Benedict (I have in our library a novel by Benedict titled, "Almost".)
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thither will the eagles [vultures] be gathered together

It is in the flow of existence 7:42 PM Tuesday night. I am down in the lower level feeling wasted and reading from a book titled, "Tropical Classical: Essays From Several Directions" by Pico Iyer. Carol is upstairs watching TV. I am too tired to watch television this evening. I would go to bed, but it is too early to go to bed. So I came down here to read and lay in the dark. Rest my stomach also since it seems I ate too much food today.

Not much else to report so I will close to wait for tomorrow to come.

"[20] And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
[21] Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
[22] And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.
[23] And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.
[24] For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
[25] But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
[26] And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
[27] They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
[28] Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
[29] But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
[30] Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
[31] In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
[32] Remember Lot's wife.
[33] Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
[34] I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
[35] Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
[36] Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
[37] And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles [vultures] be gathered together." Luke 17:20-37
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