May 24th, 2016

the illuminative way



In this video I mentioned these books-

"The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross" translated by Kieran Kavanaugh & Otilio Rodriguez (reading in this volume "The Dark Night")

"Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension Of The Gospel" by Thomas Keating

"The Age of Pilgrimage: The Medieval Journey To God" by Jonathan Sumption

"Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings Of Hugh Of Balma & Guigo De Ponte" [The Classics Of Western Spirituality] (have been reading in this volume Hugh of Balam's treatise "The Roads to Zion Mourn")

"The Novel: A Biography" by Michael Schmidt

"Infinite Jest" a novel by David Foster Wallace

"The Castle of Otranto" a Gothic novel by Horace Walpole
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Walpole

"The Epistle to the Romans" [The New International Greek Testament Commentary] by Richard N. Longenecker

"God has Spoken in his Son: A biblical theology of Hebrews" by Peter T. O'Brien

"Blake" biography by Peter Ackroyd
https://www.nytimes.com/books/97/04/06/reviews/ackroyd-blake.html

"Albion: The Origins Of The English Imagination" by Peter Ackroyd

"Edward Dorn: A World of Difference" biography by Tom Clark
  • Current Music
    Howls of ebb 'Cursus Impasse'

dive bombing into and out of metaphysical carnage

It is in the death flow 9:30 AM Tuesday morning Eastern Standard Time. It is another warm late Spring day.

I got up this morning around 6:15 AM. I got up made a pot of coffee and ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary. Carol got home from work around 8:30 AM and has gone to bed for the day. I have been wandering my cell and reading this morning from a book titled, "Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension Of The Gospel" by Thomas Keating. Not much else going on right now.

Last night I made a video for my BookTube channel and listened to music. I went to bed early and now it is another day to wait for death.

Jim the builder is here rebuilding our down in the lower level bathroom this morning. He has been working on remodeling this bathroom for a month now.

There is nothing pressing on my mind this morning. I feel a little freaked but that is normal for me. I always feel I am living on the edge ready to fall into a black dungeon of depression/anxiety.

I plan to go soon to get cash and then visit local thrift stores this morning. I have this obsession to get more and more used books. I am drowning in books. I need to read so I will close to do my little dance of madness.

a picture of Jim the builder/plumber
Jim the builder
  • Current Music
    Howe Gelb & A Band of Gypsies 'Alegrias'

a passion for the past

It is now 2:39 PM Tuesday afternoon. A warm day here by Lake Michigan. It is suppose to get in the 80's this week.

I did go to local thrift stores today and found these used books to ADD to our library-

"Middlemarch" a novel by George Eliot (I already have this classic novel but this edition was a nice paperback edition)

"Mortal Mischief" Crime Fiction by Frank Tallis (we have another crime fiction by Tallis in our library titled, "Vienna Secrets")

"Son of A Gun" a memoir by Justin St. Germain

"A Fool's Alphabet" a novel by Sebastian Faulks

"Einstein In Love-A Scientific Romance" biography by Dennis Overbye

"American Life-One Man's Road to Watergate" memoir by Jeb Stuart Magruder

"God's And Heroes-Myths And Epics Of Ancient Greece" Gustar Schwab

"Big Chief Elizabeth: The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America" by Giles Milton

In the mail this afternoon I received three books I had ordered from Amazon-

"Edward Dorn: A World of Difference" biography by Tom Clark

"Blake" biography by Peter Ackroyd

"Albion: The Origins of The English Imagination" by Peter Ackroyd

These are the books I added to our library today.
  • Current Music
    Joseph Arthur 'Redemption City'

Used Books Haul



Below is a list of used books mentioned in this video-

"The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life" by Bettany Hughes

"Chronic City" a novel by Jonathan Lethem

"Inez" a novel by Carlos Fuentes

"A New Decade: Poems 1958-1967" Pablo Neruda Translated by Ben Belitt & Alastair Reid

"Middlemarch" a novel by George Eliot (I already have this classic novel but this edition was a nice paperback edition)

"Mortal Mischief" Crime Fiction by Frank Tallis (we have another crime fiction by Tallis in our library titled, "Vienna Secrets")

"Son of A Gun" a memoir by Justin St. Germain

"A Fool's Alphabet" a novel by Sebastian Faulks

"Einstein In Love-A Scientific Romance" biography by Dennis Overbye

"American Life-One Man's Road to Watergate" memoir by Jeb Stuart Magruder

"God's And Heroes-Myths And Epics Of Ancient Greece" Gustar Schwab

"Big Chief Elizabeth: The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America" by Giles Milton

"Edward Dorn: A World of Difference" biography by Tom Clark

"Blake" biography by Peter Ackroyd

"Albion: The Origins of The English Imagination" by Peter Ackroyd
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative