October 11th, 2018

the blessing of spiritually glorified souls

It is 10:59 AM Thursday morning in the flow of existence. Outside it is cold, gray, and windy. The windy is blowing off leaves off the trees. I will soon have to rake the leaves and place them on the street to be picked up by the city.

I got up this morning around 6:35 AM. When I got up Carol was up reading her Bible in the living room. I got myself a glass of apple cider and sat in dining room seeking to wake up. This morning I had to drop off my van at a local auto repair shop because my back windshield wiper was not working. After we dropped off the van my wife and I went out for breakfast.

When we got home from eating out I wrote in my paper diary and have been reading these books this morning as I drift down the death flow-

'Puritan Piety: Writings in Honor of Joel R. Beeke' Edited by Michael A.G. Haykin & Paul M. Smalley

'Grounded In Heaven: Recentering Christian Hope and Life on God' by Michael Allen

'Looking Unto Jesus' by Isaac Ambrose

Now I am writing in my online diaries. I have nothing to do worth doing, so I will read my books and write in my diary. Carol has been doing stuff around the house this morning. Time goes by and we will soon be in Heaven.

Last night Carol and I watched taped television shows. Carol went to bed around 8:50 PM and I stayed up to sit in the dark and read from a book titled, 'American Audacity: In Defense Of Literary Daring' essays by William Giraldi. I also read yesterday from a book titled, 'The Stories (So Far) Of Deborah Eisenberg'.

I suppose I will close to drift. I am tired. I slept poorly last night. It will soon be over.
  • Current Music
    Neil Young 'Harvest'

fresh meat

It is 4:31 PM Thursday late afternoon here in southwest Michigan. It has been a cold gray day. My wife and I did leave the house today to do errands. While we were out doing errands we stopped at thrift stores and bought some used books for our library. Here is a list of the used books I bought-

'Excursion To Tindari' crime novel An Inspector Montalbano Mystery by Andrea Camilleri Translated by Stephen Sartarelli

'Istanbul: The Imperial City' by John Freely

'A Gambler's Anatomy' a novel by Jonathan Lethem

'John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought' biography by Gordon Campbell & Thomas N. Corns

'You Remind Me Of Me' a novel by Dan Chaon

'Little Masters' a novel by Damien Wilkins

'Thy Neighbors Wife' a novel by Gay Talese

'The Botany Of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View Of The World' by Michael Pollan

'Our National Daydream: A Political Pageant of the Reagan Era' American history by Sidney Blumenthal

'Lenin's Kisses' a novel by Yan Lainke Translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas

'Vietnam: A History' by Stanley Karnow

'Reaching For Glory: Lyndon Johnson's Secret White House Tapes, 1964-1965' Edited And With Commentary By Michael Beschloss

'Kennedys: Stories Of Life And Death From An American Family' Edited by Clint Willis

So existence keeps speeding by. I will close to locate my brain. There is no way of escape.
  • Current Music
    Audn 'Farvegir Fyrndar'

Thursday Evening Reads

Thursday Evening Reads

'Puritan Piety: Writings in Honor of Joel R. Beeke' Edited by Michael A.G. Haykin

'Looking Unto Jesus' by Isaac Ambrose
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative