July 31st, 2018

the beatific vision implies a perpetual desire to see God

It is 1:07 PM Tuesday afternoon here in west Michigan. It is 83 degrees and cloudy gray sky. It is also humid today. I am sure I will turn on this afternoon our central air system so as to cool down the house.

I have had thus far a normal day. I spent the morning writing in my paper diary and reading from these books-

'Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition' by Hans Boersma

'A Commentary On The Song Of Songs' by Saint Gregory of Nyssa Translated with an Introduction by Casimir McCambley OCSO

'The Life Of Moses' by Gregory of Nyssa [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

'From Glory To Glory:Texts From Gregory Of Nyssa's Mystical Writings' Selected and with an Introduction By Jean Danielou, S.J. Translated and Edited By Herbert Musurillo, S.J.

I left the house this morning to visit a friend/Tim and then to check out local thrift stores in search of used books-I found these used books this morning-

'The Ranger' A Quinn Colson Novel/Crime Fiction by Ace Atkins

'Guitar: An American Life' by Tim Brookes

'Democracy An American Novel' by Henry Adams

'Driving on the Rim' a novel by Thomas McGuane

'A Dual Autobiography' by Will and Ariel Durant

'Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor' biography by Carolly Erickson

After visiting thrift stores I came home. When I got home it was 12:43 PM and now it is 1:18 PM.

Last night I made a video and read from a novel titled, 'Dissident Gardens' by Jonathan Lethem. I went to bed early last night. Lately I just want to close my eyes and doze. I am an old man.

I will close for the time being. Tomorrow is August 1, 2018. This is the last day of July 2018.
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    tired tired

a list of the videos I have made since my two week suspension for my Youtube channel

Video made on July 20 Used Books Haul (this is the video that was deleted for violation of Community Guidelines)

'The Happiness of Getting It Down Right: Letters Of Frank O'Connor and William Maxwell' Edited By Michael Steinman

'A Literary History Of Cambridge' by Graham Chainey

'Hellfire Nation: The Politics Of Sin In American History' by James A. Morone

'Joseph Anton' A Memoir by Salman Rushdie

'Hunting Mister Heartbreak: A Discovery of America' by Jonathan Raban

'The Age Of Consent' a novel by Geoffrey Wolff

'The Gay Talese Reader: Portraits & Encounters' Introduction by Barbara Lounsberry

'Dissident Gardens' a novel by Jonathan Lethem

'Love for Nancy: The Letters Of Nancy Mitford' Edited By Charlotte Mosley

'Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings' by Thomas De Quincey

'Napoleon's Memoirs' Edited By Somerset De Chair With A Preface By Michael Foot

'Burning Down The House: Essays On Fiction/Expanded Edition by Charles Baxter

'The Collected Stories of Louis Auchincloss'

'Man Ray 1966' Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

'The Lotus Eater' a novel by Tatjana Soli

'Tales' H. P. Lovecraft [Library of America]

'Omega and after: Bloomsbury And The Decorative Arts' Isabelle Anscombe/photographs by Howard Grey/Foreword by John Lehmann

'Thackeray: The Life of a Literary Man' biography by D.J. Taylor

'Huxley: From Devil's Disciple To Evolution's High Priest' biography by Adrian Desmond

'Alfred H. Barr Jr. Missionary for the Modern' biography by Alice Goldfarb Marquis

Used CD's by Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, and Nirvana

Video made on July 21 titled Two Week Suspension (Good-bye)

'Conformed To The Image Of His Son: Reconsidering Paul's Theology Of Glory In Romans' by Haley Goranson Jacob

'Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among The Converted People' by V.S. Naipaul

'The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography Of V. S. Naipaul' by Patrick French

Video made on July 22 titled What I Plan To Do Next (Day 2 suspension)

Video made on July 25 titled What I Have Been Reading (Day 6 suspension)

'Conformed To The Image Of His Son: Reconsidering Paul's Theology of Glory In Romans' by Haley Goranson Jacob

'Dissident Gardens' a novel by Jonathan Lethem

'Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories From History And The Arts' by Clive James

'Robert Frost: A Biography' by Jeffrey Meyers

'Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise' historical fiction by Oscar Hijuelos

Video made on July 26 Small Used Books Haul (Day 7 suspension)

'Frederick Jackson Turner: Strange Roads Going Down' biography by Allan G. Bogue

'The Last Cavalier-Being The Adventures Of Count Sainte-Hermine In The Age Of Napoleon' historical fiction by Alexander Dumas

Video made on July 27 What Books Are On My Main Study Desk

'Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition' by Hans Boersma

'The Philokalia' The Complete Text Volume One compiled by St Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St Makarios of Corinth Translated from the Greek and edited by G.E.H. Palmer; Philip Sherrand, & Kallistos Ware

'Rediscovering The Holy Spirit: God's Perfecting Presence in Creation, Redemption, and Everyday Life' by Michael Horton

'Conformed To The Image Of His Son: Reconsidering Paul's Theology Of Glory In Romans' by Haley Goranson Jacob

'Introducing Medieval Biblical Interpretation: The Senses of Scripture in Premodern Exegesis' by Ian Christopher Levy

'John' Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators/Bryan A. Stewart & Michael A. Thomas translators and editors [The Church's Bible]

'Jeremiah, Lamentations' Old Testament XI Edited By J. Jeffery Tyler [Reformation Commentary On Scripture]

Video made on July 29 Getting My August 2018 Paper Diary Ready

Video made on July 30 Monday Reads

'Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition' by Hans Boersma

'Near-Death Experiences. . .And Others' essays by Robert Gottlieb

'Dissident Gardens' a novel by Jonathan Lethem

'Unfabling The East: The Enlightenment's Encounter with Asia' by Jurgen Osterhammel Translated by Robert Savage

'I Will Be Complete: A Memoir' by Glen David Gold

'An Adultery' a novel by Alexander Theroux

Video made on July 31, 2018 A Large Used Books Haul

'The Sheltering Sky' a novel by Paul Bowles

'Wrong: Stories' by Dennis Cooper

'Between Friends' Stories by Amos Oz

'Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography Of Joe Orton' by John Lahr

'Tennessee: Cry Of The Heart' memoir by Dotson Rader

'Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles' essays by John Lahr

'Lenya: The Legend' A Pictorial Autobiography Edited by David Farneth

'A Glossary of Literary Terms' by M. H. Abrams

'Border Crossing' a novel by Pat Barker

'It Ain't No Sin to Be Glad You're Alive: The Promise of Bruce Springteen' biography by Eric Alterman

'Emily Alone' a novel by Steward O'Nan

'Kenneth Clark: A Biography' by Meryle Secrest

'Prince of Europe: The Life Of Charles-Joseph De Ligne' biography by Philip Mansel

'Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams' American history by Joseph J. Ellis

'The Dirty Dust' a novel by Mairtin O Cadhain

'Fanny Stevenson: A Romance of Destiny' biography by Alexandra Lapierre
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    contemplative contemplative