September 21st, 2018

the covenant of grace is entirely one-sided

It is in the ongoing death flow 8:57 AM Friday morning here in western Michigan. It is a cloudy windy sunny morning today. All night the wind howled, but it seems to be less windy now.

Carol left this morning to have breakfast with a friend. I have been reading this morning from a book titled, 'The Rise of Reformed System: The Intellectual Heritage of William Ames' by Jan van Vliet.

I volunteer at the local library used books store The Book Nook today from 10 o'clock AM till 1 o'clock PM. That should be fun. When I get home Carol will be sleeping, she works the next three nights. Next week Carol leaves for New Mexico for a week with old girlfriends. I will be here alone waiting for death.

Last night I read from a book titled, 'The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life In Books' a memoir by John Carey. I read Carey's memoir late into the night. Now it is another day to wait for the final kick off.

I do not know what I will take with me to read at the Book Nook this morning. I should read some more of the novel, 'Havoc' by Tom Kristensen Translated from the Danish by Carl Malmberg. I find reading this novel painful, because it depicts a character destroying his life/going to the dogs. It is so easy for a person to give up on life and just go to the dogs.

Well I can not think of anything else to report so I will close to face what comes down the road.
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Thursday Reads

Thursday Reads

'The Collected Stories Of Machado De Assis' Translated By Margaret Jull Costa And Robin Patterson

'American Audacity: In Defense Of Literary Daring' essays by William Giraldi

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

'Looking Unto Jesus' by Issac Ambrose

'Soul Recreation: The Contemplative Piety of Puritanism' by Tom Schwanda
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Friday Reads & Used Books Haul

Friday Reads & Used Books Haul

'The Rise of Reformed System: The Intellectual Heritage of William Ames' by Jan van Vliet

'Busy Monsters' a novel by William Giraldi

'Booking Passage: We Irish & Americans' a memoir by Thomas Lynch

'The Undertaking: Life Studies From The Dismal Trade' essays by Thomas Lynch

'Bodies In Motion And At Rest: On Metaphor And Mortality' essays by Thomas Lynch

'And Quiet Flows The Don' a novel by Mirhail Sholokhov Translated From The Russian By Stephen Garry

'Pharmakon' a novel by Dirk Wittenborn

'Mountolive' a novel by Lawrence Durrell

'Witch Doctor's Apprentice' A courageous woman's search for "miracle drugs" among the Amazon Indians by Nicole Maxwell

'Double Shot' crime fiction by Diane Mott Davidson

'Cat Stories' by James Herriot

'The Craggy Hole in My Heart and The Cat Who Fixed It' by Geneen Roth

'Best Cat Stories' Complied By Lesley O'Mara

'Winter: A Spiritual Biography Of The Season' Edited By Gary Schmidt And Susan M. Felch
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