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November 6th, 2018 
It is 9:46 AM Tuesday morning here in southwest Michigan. Existence keeps speeding by! Outside this morning it is wet, gray, and barren was a desert. Where does one find living water around this ghetto?

I got up this morning around 4 o'clock AM to pray with Carol as she was about to leave for the Grand Rapids Airport to fly out West to visit our daughter and her family for a week. After Carol left I ate some cereal and made a cup of tea. I decided instead drinking such a strong cup of Earl Gray tea so early in the morning that I would go sit in the living room and doze. I dozed for awhile and then decided to just go back to bed and sleep. So I went back to bed and slept till 8:30 AM. When I woke up I immediately got dressed and went and voted. After I voted I came home and made a pot of coffee and ate waffles for breakfast. Now I am writing some words in my online diaries as the wind howls through the Wasteland. The smell of decay is in the air.

Last night is a blur. Carol and I went to bed early. I got up around 9:10 PM and wandered the house and messed with our main computer. I went to bed around 10 o'clock PM. Carol got up around 3 o'clock AM to get herself prepared to leave.

Now it is 9:52 AM and I am alone till next Tuesday.

Yesterday I volunteered at the local library used books store and brought home these used books to ADD to our library-

'The Magic Of Shirley Jackson' A generous selection of her work, consisting of three complete books-and eleven short stories including the world famous The Lottery

'Ulysses And Us: The Art of Everyone Life's Masterpiece' by Declan Kiberd (when I got home I found out I already had this book in our James Joyce Collection-so I will take it back to the Book Nook this coming Friday when I volunteer again)

'Harlem Speaks' A Living History Of The Harlem Renaissance' Edited By Cary D. Wintz

'Imaginary Homelands: Essays And Criticism 1981-1991' by Salman Rushdie

'Selected Letters Of Robert Louis Stevenson' Edited by Ernest Mehew

'Critical Essays on James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' Edited by Philip Brady & James F. Carens

'Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002' by Salman Rushdie

'James Joyce's Ulysses' Edited and with introduction by Harold Bloom [Modern Critical Interpretation]

'James Joyce' Edited and with and introduction by Harold Bloom [Modern Critical Views]

In the mail yesterday I received a new biography on the German writer Herman Hesse titled 'Hesse The Wanderer and His Shadow' by Gunnar Decker Translated By Peter Lewis.

Yesterday I mainly read from one of the used books I bought from the Book Nook that day,'The Magic Of Shirley Jackson' A generous selection of her work, consisting of three complete books-and eleven short stories including the world famous The Lottery.

Well I suppose I will close to write some more in my paper diary and I might leave the house to wander.

Gospel of John & Election Day

'John 1-12' New Testament IV Reformation Commentary On Scripture

'The Gospel Of John: A Commentary' Two Volumes by Craig S. Keener

'John' Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators [The Church's Bible]

Tuesday Reads & Shirley Jackson

'The Magic Of Shirley Jackson' Selected And With An Introduction by Stanley Edgar Hyman

'Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, And Other Writings' by Shirley Jackson Edited By Laurence Jackson Hyman & Sarah Hyman DeWitt

'Meditations From A Movable Chair' essays by Andre Dubus

'Selected Stories' by Andre Dubus

'Fine Feathers and Other Stories' by E. F. Benson Selected by Jack Adrian

'Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments' by Michael Dirda

'Hesse: The Wanderer and His Shadow' biography by Gunnar Decker Translated By Peter Lewis
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