October 31st, 2017

used books found at local thrift stores

'Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian' biography by Richard Aldous

'The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History' by Jonathan Franzen

'Lenin In Zurich' historical fiction by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

'Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir Of the Pacific War' by William Manchester

'The Last Painting Of Sara De Vos' a novel by Dominic Smith

'One More Train to Ride: The Underground World Of Modern American Hoboes' by Cliff Williams (Oats)

'The Tree' an essay by John Fowles

'The House of God' a novel by Samuel Shem

'Brat Farrar' a mystery novel by Josephine Tey

'Being Mortal' Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

'Blue Eyes' a crime novel by Jerome Charyn

'Salt: A World History' by Mark Kurlansky

'Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking' Philosophy by Daniel C. Dennett
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an erotics of insufficient intimacy

It is 10:39 AM Tuesday morning here in West Michigan. It is another cold rainy snowy day. Next week it is going to snow. We are going to have an early Winter this year.

I got up this morning around 6:20 AM. I had weird religious dreams all night. I got up made a pot of coffee and 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 and then sat in the dark till my wife got home from work.

Carol went to bed around 10 o'clock AM. I feed the birds and now I am writing in my blogs about my existence. I do not feel reading this morning. I did post this morning a video I made last night for my Booktube channel.

Last night I made a video and watched a PBS show on the writer and poet Edgar Allen Poe. I went to bed around 11 o'clock PM and now it is the last day of October 2017. Tomorrow will be November 1, 2017.

I have no plans for the day ahead of me. I read last night one of my new books titled, 'Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian' biography by Richard Aldous. Do not know for sure what I will read today. I did get out this morning a book titled, 'Sanctification' by Michael Allen, but did not read any of it due to feeling not so good inside.

It is too dangerous to drive any where this morning due to the icy snowy road conditions. I could visit a thrift store a couple blocks from our house to see if there is any old used books to bring home. But I am not sure if I am in the right mental state to drive anywhere or go out the front door.

Well I will close to drift through this cold snowy rainy icy day. There is no way out.
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    disappointed disappointed

the devil's holy day October 31

the devil's holy day October 31

'Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian' biography by Richard Aldous

'"Literchoor Is My Beat" A Life Of James Laughlin, Publisher Of New Directions' biography by Ian S. MacNiven

'Sanctification' by Michael Allen [New Studies In Dogmatics]

'I Corinthians' New Testament IXa [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Scott M. Manetsch

"And the devil was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever" Rev. 20:10

"Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire" Rev. 20:14, 15
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thoughts on what are acts of terrorism


"[1] Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
[2] But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
[3] For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
[4] (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
[5] Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
[6] And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
[7] Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's." 2 Corinthians 10:1-7
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    contemplative contemplative