September 10th, 2016

the Keen's

It is 5:48 AM Saturday morning here in West Michigan. I am up early because I went to bed early. I usually sleep only around seven hours. I never sleep soundly. So I got up to wait for morning light.

When I got up I got a glass of water and warmed up a cup of coffee. It is a blessing to have clean water to drink. Think of all the millions of people in the world who do have clean water to drink. After getting a cup of coffee I came to our main computer to surf the world wide web.

This morning I once again volunteer at the Herrick District Public Library used books store from 10 AM til 1 PM. There are no good college football games on today. This day should go by normal. Carol goes to a family reunion on her father's side this afternoon. I do not know any of her family members. I am just into our family the Keen's.

Last night like I said I went to bed early. The last book I read last night was the novel "Mislaid" by Nell Zink.

While Carol was gone yesterday late afternoon I made a video for my BookTube channel. I like making video's about my life as a Christian bookworm. I still have not made the perfect BookTube video.

So it is a Saturday morning once again. I do not think I can read anything this early in the morning. I suppose I will close to go write in my paper diary. I like writing about my isolated existence.
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old man shit eater

It is in the flow of decay 4:24 PM Saturday early evening or it could be for some late afternoon. Outside it is cloudy gray and windy. Carol is at a Family Reunion this afternoon. She did not know if anyone would show up for the Family Reunion. I told her if no one shows up what can you do. We live in a day when people have rejected family life. Everyone is out for themselves and to hell with family.

I went to the library used books store to volunteer around 9:41 AM and was home by 1:10 PM. The used books store was very quiet today, hardly anyone came into the store to buy used items. I wandered the store and read from a book titled, "Brothers Of The Quill: Oliver Goldsmith in Grub Street" by Norma Clarke. I also read a couple of chapters of the novel "City On Fire" by Garth Risk Hallberg. I brought home from the used books store these used books to add to our library-

"This Is It and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experiences" by Alan Watts

"The Quick: A Novel" by Lauren Owen

"Perfidia" a novel by James Ellroy

When I got home from the used books store Carol was in the kitchen. I ate food and wrote in my paper diary. Well there is nothing else to report. I am tired as usual. I am not in the mood to watch college football. I have been sitting in the dining room doing nothing, drinking water and waiting for It to happen. Do not know when Carol will be home. My wife is a talker so she could be home when it is dark. I do not like to talk, because there is nothing to say. I am a writer and I write about nothing. There is nothing.

a photo I took of myself at the book nook this morning
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