January 4th, 2016

the attentions and holy desires, in which principally consists the good of prayer

It is in the ice flow 8:40 AM Monday morning. Outside the earth is covered with snow. We might see the sun today though, which would bless my old heart greatly. I love the Light. I need Son shine.

I got up this morning around 6:15 AM. I woke up to find my wife gluing pot handles. We bought our pans 30 years ago when we were first got married. This year Carol and I would have been married 37 years. I love my wife with all my heart. I made for breakfast a pot of oatmeal. I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary.

Carol went to a doctor's appointment. When she gets back we are going food gathering and then going to hardware store to get furnace filters. When we get back from our errands I plan to wait out the rest of the day preparing for the End.

This morning when not lost in a state of abstraction I have been reading a book titled, "The Pastor As Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision" by Kevin J. Vanhoozer & Owen Strachan.

Last night I read "Holy Wisdom" by Father Baker and went to bed early.

Our son (middle child) Josiah called and we talked for a few minutes. Joe and Hannah had a nice Christmas break.

Well not much else to write this morning. Existence keeps speeding by. No way of escape.
  • Current Music
    Damien Jurado 'Ghost of David'

enduring love

It is in the time flow here in West Michigan 3:33 PM Monday. After my wife and I went grocery shopping we came home and put away the groceries. I ate lunch and then left to visit thrift stores in search of used books to ADD to our library. I found these used books today-

"Fante: A Family's Legacy of Writing, Drinking and Surviving" A Memoir by Dan Fante

"Pride" a novel by William Wharton

"Unless" a novel by Carol Shields

"The Barrens" A Novel Of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates Writing As Rosamond Smith

"Libra" a novel by Don DeLillo

"World's End" a novel by T. Coraghessan Boyle

"Enduring Love" a novel by Ian McEwan

"The Woman Who Rode Away" a novel by D. H. Lawrence

"The Condor's Shadow: The Loss and Recovery of Wildlife in America" by David S. Wilcove

"The World According to Garp" a novel by John Irving

"America, America" a novel by Ethan Canin

"Inferno/From An Occult Diary" by Strindberg

The Death Of Vishnu" a novel by Manil Suri

"An Honourable Englishman: The Life of Hugh Trevor-Roper" biography by Adam Sisman

"The Fortress Of Solitude" a novel by Jonathan Lethem

"Sexual Personae: Art And Decadence From Nefertiti To Emily Dickinson" essays by Camille Paglia

"Barthes" literary study by Jonathan Culler

"The Roman Revolution" ancient history by Ronald Syme

"The Wish Maker" a novel by Ali Sethi

In the mail this afternoon I received a book I had ordered titled, "Koestler: The Literary And Political Odyssey Of A Twentieth-Century Skeptic" biography by Michael Scammell.

Well there is not much else to report on this cold sunny day. Existence keeps decaying.
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    Panopticon 'Autumn Eternal'