October 18th, 2017

Book Nook Haul #1

'Off The Road: Twenty Years with Cassady, Kerouac, & Ginsberg' memoir by Carolyn Cassady (I already had this book, but I bought this paperback edition because of the cover.)

'Gravity's Rainbow' a novel by Thomas Pynchon (I already have a couple editions of this novel, I bought this one for its cover.)

'Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic' by Tom Holland

'Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West' by Tom Holland (Tom Holland the writer not Tom Holland the actor)

DVD Pulp Fiction Collector's Edition
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    contemplative contemplative

Boy Scouts of America

It is in the flow of being alive 3:24 PM Wednesday late afternoon here in West Michigan. It has been a sunny windy blue sky day. This morning I drove out to Lake Michigan to Tunnel Park and took some pictures. I posted some of those photos here in my LJ diary Crookedfingers. The weather lately has been perfect weather for taking photos if that is what you care to do as you wait to die.

After visiting Lake Michigan and giving it my regards I visited thrift stores and found these used books-

'The Official Boy Scout Handbook' By William Bill Hillcourt in association with the Boy Scouts Of America

'Hitler's Niece' A Novel by Ron Hansen

'A Singular Man' A Novel by J P Donleavy

'The Origins Of The Urban Crisis: Race And Inequality In Postwar Detroit' by Thomas J. Sugrue

'Pinocchio In Venice' A Novel by Robert Coover

'The Better Angels Of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined' by Steven Pinker

So time has gone by. I am tired as usual. I did talk to Carol today. My wife is out in the Northwest till next week.

This morning I got up around 6:30 AM. I got up ate a bowl of cereal and messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary. I felt sleepy after writing in my diary so I dozed. When I woke myself up from a deep contemplative state it was 9:20 AM. I decided to get dress and drive out to Tunnel Park Lake Michigan and take some pictures.

There is not much else to write. Last night I read some of the novel, 'The Night Ocean' A Novel by Paul La Farge. I also read some of an essay by Elizabeth Hardwick titled 'The Decline Of Book Reviewing' from a new book titled, 'The Collected Essays Of Elizabeth Hardwick' Selected By Darryl Pinckney.

I will suppose I will close to face existence. There is no way out.

Tunnel Park Lake Michigan
  • Current Music
    Sumac 'The Deal'

Book Nook Haul #2

'Look At The Birdie' Short Fiction by Kurt Vonnegut

'Galapagos' a novel by Kurt Vonnegut

'Men And Cartoons' stories by Jonathan Lethem

'The Fifties: A Women's Oral History' by Brett Harvey

'La Place de la Concorde Suisse' Swiss Army history by John McPhee

'Deep Politics And The Death Of JFK' non-fiction by Peter Dale Scott

'Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World' biography by Jack Weatherford

'Culture Jam The Uncooling Of America' Cultural Studies by Kalle Lasn (Founder of ADBUSTERS Magazine)

'Van Gogh: The Life' biography by Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith

'The Old Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes' by Greil Marcus

'Years With Frank Lloyd Wright: Apprentice to Genius' memoir by Edgar Tafel

'American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation' American History by Eric Rutkow

'Lincoln In Bardo' a novel by George Saunders

'Born To Run' a biography by Bruce Springsteen
  • Current Mood
    tired tired

Westminster Chorus - Oh Love, That Will Not Let Me Go

O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.


"But I have trusted in thy mercy" Psalm 13:5
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    contemplative contemplative