March 14th, 2019

an educated ministry & a used books haul

an educated ministry and a used books haul

'Once Were Warriors' A novel by Alan Duff

'Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling' non-fiction by Ross King

'Servants of the Map' Stories by Andrea Barrett

'The Seige Of Krishnapur' historical fiction by J.G. Farrell [New York Review Books Classics]

'The Closed Circle' A novel by Jonathan Coe

'Electricity' historical fiction by Victoria Glendinning

'Those Tremendous Mountains: The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition' by David Freeman Hawke

'Merry Men' A novel by Carolyn Chute

the American nightmare and old diary entry-
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    tired tired

a war-torn world

It is in the death flow 1:09 PM Thursday afternoon. As I sit here I can hear thunder rolling off in the distance. It is suppose to rain this afternoon with thunder blasts.

I have had thus far a normal day. I have not heard from Carol today so I do not know if she made it to Denver Co. this morning. Her plane was scheduled to leave Seattle for Denver 6 o'clock AM and arrive in Denver at 9 o'clock AM. Carol is three hours behind me so it is now 10 o'clock AM in Denver. All I can do is wait for her phone call.

I got up this morning around 6 o'clock AM (it is now pouring rain outside). I got up made myself oatmeal for breakfast and also made a fresh pot of coffee. I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and then made a video for my Youtube channel. I did not read anything this morning. This afternoon I have been reading from the novel, 'Merry Men' by Carolyn Chute.

I did leave the house late this morning to visit thrift stores in search of used books to add to our library. I found these used books this morning-

Forty Eight used volumes of 'The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories' by Carol Keene (bought these volumes for Carol)

'The Interior Castle' St. Teresa of Avila Translated and Introduction by Mirabai Starr

'Epitaph of a Small Winner' A novel by Machado De Assis Translated From The Portuguese By William L. Grossman

'White Crosses' A novel by Larry Watson

'The Book: A Cover-To-Cover Exploration Of The Most Powerful Object Of Our Time' by Keith Houston

'Memoirs of Hadrian a novel by Marguerite Yourcenar Followed by 'Reflections on the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian' Translated from the French by Grace Frick in collaboration with the Author

After visiting just two thrift stores I drove home to wait out the rest of the day. Well I will close to drift and wait for Carol's telephone call.
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    tired tired

plane flight canceled

Late this afternoon Carol called me from Seattle Wash., her flight to Denver was canceled due to all the planes being grounded due to safety concerns. So she finally around 4 o'clock AM in the morning got booked a plane for Denver this coming Saturday morning. So Carol will spend two more days with Josiah, Hannah, and Marika Rose.

Since coming home from visiting thrift store this morning I have basically done nothing. I told Carol over the phone this afternoon since she has been gone I have turned myself off. I try to not dwell on my wife being away for two weeks. There is nothing I can do to bring her home, so I try to just not dwell on being alone for such a long period of time.

I have been reading all day the novel 'Merry Men' by Carolyn Chute. There is nothing else to report this evening. I plan to go to bed early tonight. Tomorrow morning I once again volunteer at the local library used books store The Book Nook from 10 o'clock AM till 1 o'clock PM. Time will go by.

I will close to wait it out.

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    tired tired