April 21st, 2016

brown thrasher

Yesterday we spotted a brown thrasher underneath our bird feeder. For the past couple of years around Springtime we have seen a brown thrasher under our bird feeder.

brown thrasher

brown thrasher
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a heartbreaking spectacle

It is in the flow 11:41 AM late Thursday morning. It is here a gray and rainy day. Because of the rain and the recent warm weather everything is blooming/blossoming/flowering. Yesterday I mowed our lawn for the first time this year. I also started working on my flower garden.

I got up this morning around 5:45 AM. A weird disturbing dream drove me out of bed this morning. So I got up and made a pot of coffee and messed with our main computer.

When Carol got up this morning I made us oatmeal for breakfast. Carol has a Spring cold. I hope I do not get her cold.

I have been doing nothing this morning. I am out of it today. I did read some more of the book, "Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? A Narrative Approach To the Problem Of Pauline Christianity" by J.R. Daniel Kirk. I also read a little of the book, "The Fourfold Gospel: A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portraits of Jesus" by Francis Watson.

I also wrote in my paper diary this morning and wandered my cell. Existence keeps crawling by waving a white flag.

Last night I watched taped shows with my wife. She went to bed early due to being sick. I stayed up and read late into the night from these two books, "Paris Vagabond" by Jean-Paul Clebert and "The Other Paris" by Luc Sante.

So my life crawls by normal. Not much else to report this morning. I will read my books today and write in my diary. It will soon be time to close for another lifetime.

"[1] We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
[2] Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
[3] For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
[4] For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
[5] Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
[6] That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
[7] Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God." Romans 15:1-7
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Thrift Store Finds

Below is a list of used books found at thrift stores that I displayed and briefly described in my last BookTube video. In the video I butchered the names of writers and books titles. What can I say, but that I am uneducated and that I try my hardest not to come off as a total bumpkin.

"Explosive Acts: Toulouse-Lautrec, Oscar Wilde, Felix Feneon, And The Art & Anarchy Of The Fin De Siecle" biography by David Sweetman

Fin de siècle

"Lautrec: Unpublished Correspondence of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec" Edited by Lucien Goldschmidt & Herbert Schimmel

"Benjamin Franklin" biography by Edmund S. Morgan

"The Vanishing Act Of Esme Lennox" a novel by Maggie O'Farrell

"The Buddha From Brooklyn" biography by Martha Sherrill

"Half-Life" a novel by V. S. Naipaul

"This Side of Brightness" a novel by Colum McCann

"The Doctor's Daughter" a novel by Hilma Wolitzer

"Remembering Denny" a memoir by Calvin Trillin

"Babal Tower" a novel by A. S. Byatt

"Country Girl" a memoir by Edna O'Brien

"Heart Earth" a memoir by Ivan Doig

"Pulse" Stories by Julian Barnes

"The Map Of Love" a novel by Ahdaf Soueif

"The Years" a novel by Virginia Woolf

"A Mother And Two Daughters" a novel by Gail Godwin

"Evening At Five" A Novel and Five New Stories" by Gail Godwin

"Palimpsest" a memoir by Gore Vidal

"New Testament Essays" by Raymond E. Brown

"The Gospel According To John I-XII" [The Anchor Bible Commentary] by Raymond E. Brown

"The Gospel According To John XIII-XXI" [The Anchor Bible Commentary] by Raymond E. Brown

"The Community of the Beloved Disciple: The Life, Loves, and Hates of an Individual Church in New Testament Times" by Raymond E. Brown

"Madeleine's Ghost" a novel by Robert Girardi

"We Are Not Ourselves" a novel by Matthew Thomas

"Blue Arabrsque: A Search for the Sublime" Art History/Memoir by Patricia Hampl

"Death Be Not Proud" a memoir by John Gunther

"Inside: The Biography Of John Gunther" biography by Ken Cuthbertson Foreword by William L. Shirer

"The World As I Found It" a novel by Bruce Duffy

"50 Secrets Of Magic Craftsmanship" by Salvador Dali

"Homage To Salvador Dali" Special Issue of the XXe Siecle Review

"The Secret Life Of Salvador Dali" by Salvalor Dali

"Life Studies" Stories by Susan Vreeland
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