January 26th, 2016

the language of abandonment

It is now in the life flow 12:10 PM Tuesday afternoon. Outside this afternoon it is gray and damp. It is predicted to snow this afternoon. It has been lightly raining off and on today. I do not know if it is cold enough to snow.

I have had thus far a normal day. I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. I got up and made myself oatmeal for breakfast and a pot of coffee. It is a blessing to be able to have hot nourishing oatmeal for breakfast and a fresh blew of coffee. The Lord is merciful.

I ate myself oatmeal messing with our main computer. The world is in a terrible state. "All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among the nations" Psalm 22:27,28.

After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and read my commentaries on Psalm 22.

"Commentary On The Psalms" 2 volumes in 1 by J. J. Stewart Perowne

"Psalms 1-72" Old Testament VII Reformation Commentary On Scripture

Carol called me around 8:45 AM to tell me she was ready to come home from work. I drove over to the hospital and brought my wife home.

My wife went to bed around 9:30 AM and I did stuff around the house. I left the house to do an errand to visit near by thrift stores. I found these used books this morning to ADD to our library-

"Virtual Light" a novel by William Gibson

"The Bartender's Tale" a novel by Ivan Doig

"A Little History of The World" the story of man from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb by E. H. Gombrich

"The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier" memoir by Thad Carhart

"The Fall Of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War" European history by Misha Glenny

"Beautiful Shadow: A Life Of Patricia Highsmith" biography by Andrew Wilson

So it is now afternoon and I need to eat lunch. I will close for Now. "Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns" Ps. 22:21

VanRaalte Farm
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Ferlinghetti - A Rebirth of Wonder Official Trailer

I watched this documentary on the poet, painter, publisher and political activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti this afternoon.

I recently read a book 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.



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Book Collecting Video



Books mentioned in this book collecting video

"The Garden Of Paradise Or Holy Prayers And Exercises" by John Arndt

"True Christianity" by Johann Arndt

"Almost Transparent Blue" a novel by Ryu Murakami

"Coin Locker Babies" a novel by Ryu Murakami

"Iris Murdoch: A Life" biography by Peter J. Conradi

"Living on Paper: Letters From Iris Murdoch 1934-1995" Edited By Avril Horner & Anne Rowe

"The Good Apprentice" a novel by Iris Murdoch

"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce

"A Brief History of Seven Killings" a novel by Marlon James

"The Son" a novel by Philipp Meyer

"The Glass Palace" a novel by Amitar Ghosh

"The Embezzler" a novel by Louis Auchincloss

"The Eye In The Door" a novel by Pat Barker

"The Impending Crisis 1848-1861" American history by David M. Potter

"Saints And Sinners" Stories by Edna O'Brien

"George Orwell (Life & Works)" by Nigel Flynn

"The Age Of Napoleon" by J. Christopher Herold

"Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame de Stael" biography by J. Christopher Herold

"Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality" by John Boswell

"Virtual Light" a novel by William Gibson

"The Bartender's Tale" a novel by Ivan Doig

"A Little History of The World" by E. H. Gombrich

"The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War" by Misha Glenny

"The Piano Shop on the Left Bank" memoir by Thad Carhart

"Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith" biography by Andrew Wilson
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