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March 4th, 2018 
It suppose it is that time of day to write something. It is 11:34 AM late Sunday morning in the death flow. It is a cold sunny day here in West Michigan. I can hear birds this morning, which is a sign of the coming of Spring once again. I am falling asleep as I write these words so I better get to the point soon.

I got up this morning around 6:34 AM and immediately got dressed and went downtown to the Windmill Restaurant for breakfast. The Windmill open's at 7 o'clock AM so I walked around downtown taking photos before having breakfast. At 7 o'clock AM the Windmill opened and I was first in line. The Windmill fills up fast with customers so you have to get there early. I found a booth and spread out my stuff. I brought with me to read a book titled, 'The Invented Part' a novel by Rodrigo Fresan Translated From The Spanish By Will Vanderhyden. After breakfast I walked over to Reader's World Bookstore to get Sunday Newspapers The New York Times Sunday Edition and the Grand Rapids Press. I also bought a novel titled, '4 3 2 1' a novel by Paul Auster. After visiting the bookstore I drove home to drift through another day of my brief solitary existence (Carol just called from Denver, they were about to leave for church. Beth and Andy's church is a 45 minute drive from their house! Carol said time is flying by. She said slept 10 hours last night.).

I have no plans for the day ahead of me. I will write in my diary and read my books. Last night I made two videos for my Booktube channel and read late into the night the novel, 'The Invented Part' by Fresan.

I plan to read throughout the month of March 2018 these books Lord willing-

'The Future Won't Be Long' a novel by Jarett Kobek

'The Diaries of Emilio Renzi-Formative Years' by Richard Piglia Translated by Robert Croll

'The Art Of Flight' a multigenre literary memoir by Sergio Pitol Translated From The Spanish By George Henson

'Flaneuse-Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London' memoir/biography by Lauren Elkin

I won't list the Christian books I plan to read this month. There are some other books I might read off and on this month. I have books coming in the mail and I sure I will be buying used books throughout the month of March. This week Carol and I are going to a Used Books Sale weather permitting. Tomorrow I once again volunteer at the local library used books store The Book Nook and I am sure I will bring used books home with me to either add to our library or maybe read.

Well I suppose I will close to drift into the afternoon hours. There is no way out. I got out to look at this morning a book titled, 'The Paul Quest: The Renewed Search For The Jew Of Tarsus' by Ben Witherington III.
01:53 pm - downtown Holland
This morning when I got downtown Holland to have breakfast at the Windmill it was not open yet so I walked around and took some pictures. Holland is a small town near Lake Michigan. There is all kinds of new building going up downtown. There is a lot of money here in Holland. People like to live here because of the Lake and it is a nice place to raise a family. Holland is also home to Hope College and Western Theological Seminary. Hope College is also always expanding their campus with new buildings. Holland has a very active night life with many young professionals going to pubs specializing in craft beers and nice restaurants. Also there are miles of bike paths and many parks around Holland for people to use. One often comes across runners running up and down Main Street in the mornings. One can walk or run to Lake Macatawa from downtown Holland. Carol and I would often walk our dog Rudy to Lake Mcatawa from downtown Holland when he was still alive.

Carol and I mainly go downtown to either have breakfast at the Windmill or visit Reader's World Bookstore. Reader's World Bookstore recently celebrated their 50th year of being open downtown Holland. Carol remember's going to Reader's World for books when she was growing up. Holland is where Carol grew up, it is her hometown.

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