February 11th, 2016

a community of desperate souls

It is in the snow ice flow 8:31 AM Thursday morning. I am slowly wakening up to another day. I got up around 7 o'clock AM this morning. I looked outside to see snow lightly falling from the dark cold sky. Right now it is not snowing and I can see patches of blue sky.

I got up and messed with our main computer. I was thinking of going downtown for breakfast, but decided I did not want to go out into the cold. This morning I cover for someone at the library used books store from 10 o'clock AM till 1 o'clock PM. I will leave the house around 9:45 AM for the library. The library is only about a five minute drive from our house.

I made myself oatmeal for breakfast and a fresh pot of coffee. I then wrote in my paper diary and now I am writing in my online diaries. Life is very exciting.

Last night I read and messed with our main computer. My wife called me around 8:30 PM and we talked till around 9:11 PM. She flies home tomorrow and hopefully will be here around 6 o'clock PM. Everything depends upon the weather.

Well not much else to write. I am still out of it spiritually. I just have to wait it out. I am still in Christ so I suppose I am doing alright.

Yesterday I basically read these books all day-

"Infinite Jest" a novel by David Foster Wallace

"Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story: A Life Of David Foster Wallace" biography by D.T. Max

"Counsel To The President: A Memoir" by Clark Clifford

"Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace" by David Lipsky

This week I read a ton of stuff on David Foster Wallace on the internet and watched on YouTube a ton of stuff discussing the life and writings of David Foster Wallace. One could devote ones life to studying David Foster Wallace even though he wrote very little and died/committed suicide when he was 46 years old. Anyway I suppose I will close to get ready to go out into the world. Existence keeps zooming by!
  • Current Music
    Evoken 'Atra Mors'

the origins of the Cold War

It is now in the ice snow flow 2:27 PM Thursday afternoon. The book nook (library used books store) was slow today, so I read "Infinite Jest" and wandered the store. I brought home these used books from the book nook to ADD to our library-

"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" a novel by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Harbor" a novel by Lorraine Adams

"Ten Little Indians" Stories by Sherman Alexie

"Island Of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest To Clean Up Sin-Loving New York" by Richard Zacks

I got home from the book nook I ate lunch and wrote in my paper diary. I cataloged the used books I brought home today into my LibraryThing site. So the day goes by. Not much else to report. I will close to drift.

I suppose I should mentioned I checked out of the library I had them get me from another library titled, "The Island of Sakhalin" by Anton Chekhov [Translated By Luba and Michael Terpak]. I wanted to have this book in hand as I read more of the book, "To A Distant Island" by James McConkey. I do not when I will get around to reading these two books now that I am reading "Infinite Jest" etc. . .

article THE UNFINISHED David Foster Wallace's struggle to surpass "Infinite Jest" By D.T. Max
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    contemplative contemplative

an American classic

It is now in the flow 5:20 PM Thursday evening. I just got back from going to a grocery store and visiting a local thrift store to look at their used books. I found five mystery novels by Walter Mosley for my Walter Mosley collection-I discovered when I got home I had already had three of the five, but two I did not have, so I did not completely strike out. I tend to buy books I already have, so it is no big deal.

Here is a list of the Walter Mosley's mysteries I found used this evening-

"The Long Fall" The First Leonid McGill Mystery by Walter Mosley

"Known To Evil" A Leonid McGill Mystery by Walter Mosley

"The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey" a novel by Walter Mosley

"When The Thrill Is Gone" A Leonid McGill Mystery by Walter Mosley

"Killing Johnny Fry" A Sexistential Novel by Walter Mosley

I now have some more books to to throw on the heap and some food to last me till my wife comes home. The Lord is good.

I have no plans for the evening hours. I should give Rudy a bath and do some house cleaning. Existence keeps speeding by. Tomorrow is a Friday.

  • Current Music
    Chelsea Wolfe 'Abyss'

a picture of Carol and Louisa

Our daughter Beth posted this photo of Nonie and Lou in Facebook. Lou is Maggie's big sister.

It is a blessing having a Grandma. I never had a Grandma. I never had a father. And I really never had a mother either. I am thankful our grandchildren of several sets of grandparents.

Carol & Lou
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    contemplative contemplative