February 11th, 2017

the age of wonder

It is 2:05 PM Saturday afternoon in my life here by Lake Michigan. Outside it is gray but not bitter cold this afternoon.

I got up this morning around 7:40 AM. I got up ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast. I ate my cereal messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary. After writing in my diary I read a little of the book, "Sinai And The Saints: Reading Old Covenant Laws For The New Covenant Community" by James M. Todd III.. I read till I noticed my mind drifting. Carol got home from work around 8:44 AM. She was coughing as she walked into the house. It disturbs me that Carol is leaving for almost three weeks to Arizona being sick with a bad cold. But she believes it is her duty as a mother to be with her daughter as she bring to birth their third child Jack Stewart. Someone has to take care of Beth's two little girls as she recovers somewhat from having a baby. I just hope Carol does not get seriously sick while being down in the Southwest. Beth's girls are constantly sick with something. I told Carol she is walking into a deadly germ pool. But Carol says she has no choice but to go and hope does not get sicker.

I left to volunteer at our local library used books store The Book Nook around 9:35 AM. The Book Nook was busy today. When not helping people with their used items I read some of the book, "Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic" by Matthew Stewart. I brought home these used books from the Book Nook to ADD to our library-

"Crabwalk" a novel by Gunter Grass

Euphoria" a novel by Lily King

"Noonday" a novel by Pat Barker

"The Age Of Wonder" non-fiction by Richard Holmes (The last book I bought used by Richard Holmes was his book, "Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air".)

"The Arthurian Legends" An Illustrated Anthology Selected And Introduction By Richard Barber

I got home from the Book Nook around 1:04 PM. I made a fresh pot of coffee and messed our main computer. So goes by isolated life in the American Wasteland. Nothing came in the mail today to cheer me up.

Last night I hardly remember. I think I listened to death metal and messed with our main computer and went to bed around 10:30 PM. Now it is another day to wait for the Second Coming of Christ.

I will close to drink coffee and pray for the kingdom of God to come quickly.
  • Current Music
    Wilco 'Sky Blue Sky'

not knowing where he was going

It is in the death flow 3:48 PM Saturday late afternoon. I usually close around this time of day. For anyone who has read my Crookedfinger's online diary for a long span of time know I repeat myself. I write the same stuff over and over again. I do that because my life is a broken record. I find security in repetition. If I keep doing the same things each day I know for certain that my life is not out of control. I find security in repetition. Also I know I am living according to the Plan of God. My life is right on track for Heaven. I am running straight towards the heavenly City of God. I recall these words in the Epistle to the Hebrews chapter 11, "By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God" Hebrews 11:8-10.

So this day goes by waving bye-bye! It constantly amazes me how fast these days go by! It is like I am on a speeding train going super fast. Life is just zooming by!

Carol is right now sleeping. She works tonight and tomorrow night. She is off Monday night and Tuesday morning we drive to the Grand Rapids Airport. Carol's flight to Phoenix Arizona leaves at 12 o'clock PM Noon. I should be home by Noon Tuesday. Carol likes to be at the airport early, so we will leave here around 10 o'clock AM Tuesday morning. I will drop her off at the Grand Rapids Airport and zoom right back to Holland MI. to wait for the Angel of Death to strike me. I could stay in Grand Rapids after I drop off Carol and visit bookstores, but I have all the books I need right here inside my cage. Plus I like being home and not wandering the Wasteland called America.

I do not know what I will do while Carol is gone. I suppose I will do what I do every day, which is nothing. It will be weird not hearing my voice for three weeks. No one to sit down and share my thoughts with. But do I really have anything worth sharing with anyone. I can make videos for my BookTube channel and unload myself before strangers if I feel a need to spill my guts. I can always fall on my face before God and pray.

It is now 4:05 PM Saturday late afternoon. I suppose I will close to sit and wait for darkness to cover me.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

A Struck Gold Used Books Haul

"The Penguin History Of The Second World War" by Peter Calvocoressi, Guy Wint, And John Pritchard

"Freud & Jung: A Dual Introduction" by Anthony Storr & Anthony Stevens

"Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece" biography by Hugo Vickers

"Vita: A Biography Of Vita Sackville-West" by Victoria Glendinning

"The Noel Coward Diaries" Edited By Graham Payn & Sheridan Morley

"Eudora Welty: A Biography" by Suzanne Marrs

"An Unfinished Woman" memoir by Lillian Hellman

"Willie: The Life of W. Somerset Maugham" biography by Robert Calder

"1421 The Year China Discovered America" by Gavin Menzies

"In The Wake Of The Plague: The Black Death & The World It Made" by Norman F. Cantor

"The Twelve Caesars" Ancient Roman History by Michael Grant

"Fearful Majesty: The Life and Reign of Ivan the Terrible" biography by Benson Bobrick
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative