September 6th, 2016

the sublime as the artistic conquest of the horrible

It is 12:33 PM Tuesday afternoon here where I am at presently. I do not know what time it is on the planet Mars right now. I wonder if God keeps track of Time? I know Time is coming to a End.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. I was woke up from a Peter Dexter (who is an American writer) dream this morning. I got up made a pot of coffee and ate a bowl of cereal. I ate my cereal messing with our main computer. The world is going to the dogs.

After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and read for devotions the book, "God has Spoken in his Son: A biblical theology of Hebrews" by Peter T. O'Brien. Carol got home from work around 8:52 AM and went to bed around 9:10 AM. This morning I got the courage to go visit thrift stores in search of used books to ADD to our library. I found these used books this morning-

"The Writer's Chapbook: A Compendium of Fact, Opinion, Wit, and Advice from 20th Century's Preeminent Writers" Edited from The Paris Review interviews and with an Introduction by George Plimpton

"The Beach: The History Of Paradise On Earth" Cultural History by Lena Lencek & Gideon Bosker

"The Odds" A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan

"Brown Dog" Novellas by Jim Harrison

"The Angel Of Darkness" a novel by Ernesto Sabato Translated by Andrew Hurley

Ernesto Sabato
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernesto_Sabato

"The Bridegroom" Stories by Ha Jin

"A Relative Stranger" Stories by Charles Baxter

"On Canaan's Side" a novel by Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_Barry

"Jack Maggs" a novel by Peter Carey

I paid all together $4.50 for these used books. A nice little used books haul this morning.

Last night I basically listened to music, messed with our main computer and read late into the night the novel, "Mickelsson's Ghosts" by John Gardner. Now it is another day. Outside this afternoon it is humid and hot so we have the AC on to keep the house cool. It is suppose to rain sometime this evening.

I am going to close to face It. I am trapped.

"[14] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
[15] John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
[16] And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
[17] For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
[18] No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him." John 1:14-18

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    Desolate Shrine 'The Sanctum Of Human Darkness'

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Psalm 19

[1] The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
[2] Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
[3] There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
[4] Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
[5] Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
[6] His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
[7] The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
[8] The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
[9] The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
[10] More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
[11] Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
[12] Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
[13] Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
[14] Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
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    contemplative contemplative

Used Books, Reflections on Diversity in the Literary World & Nell Zink BookTube video



In this video I made for my BookTube channel I mentioned these books-

"The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance & Assurance" by Thomas R. Schreiner & Ardel B. Caneday

"Hogarth: A Life and a World" biography by Jenny Uglow

"Mickelsson's Ghosts" a novel by John Gardner

"Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet And The Painting Of The Water Lilies" biography by Ross King

"The Writer's Chapbook: A Compendium of Fact, Opinion, Wit, and Advice from 20th Century's Preeminent Writers" Edited from The Paris Review interviews and with an Introduction by George Plimpton

"The Beach: The History Of Paradise On Earth" Cultural History by Lena Lencek & Gideon Bosker

"The Odds" A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan

"Brown Dog" Novellas by Jim Harrison

"The Angel Of Darkness" a novel by Ernesto Sabato Translated by Andrew Hurley

Ernesto Sabato
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernesto_Sabato

"The Bridegroom" Stories by Ha Jin

"A Relative Stranger" Stories by Charles Baxter

"On Canaan's Side" a novel by Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_Barry

"Jack Maggs" a novel by Peter Carey

"The Wallcreeper" a novel by Nell Zink

"Mislaid" a novel by Nell Zink

"Private Novelist" two novels in one volume by Nell Zink

"The Feminization Of American Culture" Cultural History by Ann Douglas

"Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan In The 1920's" Cultural History by Ann Douglas

(Ann Douglas wrote an Introduction of the Penguin Classic Deluxe Edition of "The Dharma Bums" a novel by Jack Kerouac that is worth reading.)
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