July 23rd, 2015


It is 4:16 AM Thursday morning in the flow of existence. I am up super early because since I stopped taking AdvilPM I do not sleep till 5 o'clock AM or 6 o'clock AM. I woke up to find Rudy covered with dog shit in his bed so I immediately had to give him a bath. Rudy must have eaten something off the sidewalk someplace last night when Carol walked him. Rudy tends to eat awful stuff on his walks and then during the night shits everywhere. Carol swears she never saw him eat anything like a dead bird or something else, but Rudy is fast when it comes eating stuff off a sidewalk. So I gave Rudy a bath and then made myself a cup of tea. Next I wrote in my paper diary and took some pictures of some of my Allen Ginsberg books. I have a very large collection of Beat Literature some of it is in my upstairs main study. Yesterday UPS delivered a new Beat book I recently ordered titled, "I Greet You At The Beginning Of A Great Career: The Selected Correspondence Of Lawrence Ferlinghetti And Allen Ginsberg 1955-1997" Edited by Bill Morgan.

I basically read, "I Greet You At The Beginning Of A Great Career" till I went to bed last night. I did look at also these books last night on Ginsberg and his poem Howl.

"American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's Howl And The Making Of The Beat Generation" by Jonah Raskin

"Howl on trial: The Battle for Free Expression" Edited by Bill Morgan & Nancy J. Peters

"HOWL" 50th Anniversary Edition Original draft facsimile, transcript, and variant versions, fully annotated by author, with contemporaneous correspondence, account of first public reading, legal skirmishes, precursor texts, and bibliography by Allen Ginsberg

"The Poetry And Life Of Allen Ginsberg: A Narrative Poem" by Edward Sanders

I have a large Allen Ginsberg's collection. I have always been fascinated by intellectuals and Ginsberg was an intellectual/a real conversationalists. I do not know if we have any great talkers these days. Nobody is talking anymore, just texting each other. No one wants to talk verbally any more. That is one of the reasons I left the visible church, because no one wanted to talk about the deep things of God/reality/existence/inner pain/despair at the decline of America etc. . . No one wanted spiritual fellowship with my broken soul/no one wanted to howl with me.

I got to close to eat my oatmeal. This morning Carol and I will go to a used books sale and also check out a couple of garage sales that are selling used books. Maybe we will come across some great used books this morning to add to our library.

Allen Ginsberg
  • Current Music
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 'Howl'

used books bought 7/23/2015

We bought these used books today at a used books sale at the Gary Byker Memorial Library in the city of Hudsonville MI.

"Thinks. . ." a novel by David Lodge

"English, August An Indian Story" a novel by Upamanyu Chatterjee

"A Month Of Sundays" a novel by John Updike

"A Dove of the East And Other Stories" by Mark Helprin

"East, West" Stories by Salman Rushdie

"Reinhart's Women" a novel by Thomas Berger

"Portraits and Observations: The Essays Of Truman Capote"

Before going to the library used books sale we checked out garage sales, found no used books worth adding to our library. We also stopped at a couple of thrift stores and I found no used books to buy. Carol bought children's toys and children's books for our grandchildren.

Since I feel terrible I will close to recover from my surgery.

used books bought 7/23/2015
  • Current Music
    Psychic Ills 'One Track Mind'

an idyllic sanctuary from the inferno of the American megalopolis

It is in the night flow 7:55 PM Thursday night. Another day has gone by without my permission. It is right now 81 degrees inside my cage. I opened up all the windows in our house, but there is no breeze blowing this evening. Everything is still this evening. No breeze blowing through the top of trees. So here I sit burning up waiting for it to cool down.

Carol went to work this evening. She works the next three nights and then she leaves for Seattle Washington this coming Tuesday morning for a week. I am not going with her out to the Northwest, because I am afraid of flying in airplanes. I also do not function well outside my cell. Here in my cell is Everlasting Life/Eternity of delighting in the Persons of the Godhead.

Today I have been napping seeking to recover from my recent gallbladder surgery. When not napping I have been reading from these books.

"I Greet You At The Beginning Of A Great Career: The Selected Correspondence Of Lawrence Ferlinghetti And Allen Ginsberg, 1955-1997" Edited By Bill Morgan

"Portraits and Observations: The Essays Of Truman Capote" (I have a large Truman Capote Collection in our library. Capote was another fascinating conversationalists/writer.)

I am extremely tired these days due to lack of sleep. Hopefully I will sleep tonight. Tomorrow I cover for someone at the Herrick District Public Library used books store from 10 AM till 1 PM.

So the day has gone by. I suppose I will close to feel like shit. The Lord is faithful.




  • Current Music
    Russian Circles 'Memorial'

The Truman Capote Collection

I came down in the lower level to gather together my Truman Capote collection. Here is a list of books by Capote or about Capote in our library.

"Other Voices, Other Rooms" a novel by Truman Capote

"A Capote Reader" by Truman Capote

"Summer Crossing" a novel by Truman Capote

"Answered Prayers" The Unfinished Novel by Truman Capote

"The Dog's Bark: Public People & Private Places" essays by Truman Capote

"Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career" Edited by George Plimpton

"In Cold Blood" a novel by Truman Capote

DVD movie "In Cold Blood"

"Music For Chameleons" stories by Truman Capote

"Portraits and Observations: Essays Of Truman Capote"

"Truman Capote: Dear Heart, Old Buddy" portrait by John Malcolm Brinnin

"Capote: A Biography" by Gerald Clarke

I might have more books about Capote or by Truman Capote, but I have to go searching for them.