July 20th, 2019

the Age of Aquarius

It is 10:13 AM Saturday morning here in west Michigan. It is another hot day in Michigan and throughout the world. The earth is overheated in time the world will be a dead planet. Aliens in the future will visit this planet and find only plastic bottles.

I got up this morning and we soon left to go grocery shopping. Now we are home and I am still have not woken up to this day in the Dead Zone.

I am not going to the second day of the Friends of the Library used books sale because I am too tired. I need to rest today from being out in the dead world.

Carol is taking Josie to a play at Hope College this afternoon. Caleb is bringing over Cora this afternoon to hang out here. Emily is working today and Caleb is watching the girls.

Last night I basically wandered my cell and read 'The Fan Man' a novel by William Kotzwinkle. I do not know when I will be able to get back into my intellectually heavy Christian books. I am tired and overheated.

When we got back from food gather and filling up the car with gas I wrote in my paper diary. I ate for breakfast a ham sandwich, that was fun.

Last night I counted the number of used books I bought at the Friends of the Library used books sale and the total was 39 used books. I would say the theme of these used books in Art and Writing. In another life I would have been a Writer or an Artist. I did ask myself last night as I was looking the piles of used books I recently bought if any of them would advance my spiritual growth. Is there any divine wisdom in any of the these used books I bought recently? Or is all this literature useless in achieving spiritual maturity? In the end it is all absurd. Am I wasting Time and money on vanity?

I will close to brush my teeth and sit.

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Friends of the Library used books haul total

Wednesday Friends of the Library used books sale haul-

1.'Inside George Orwell: A Biography' by Gordon Bowker

2.'Rant' a novel by Chuck Palahniuk

3.'The Lover' a novel by A. B. Yehoshua Translated From The Hebrew By Philip Simpson

4.'Summer In Baden-Baden' A Novel by Leonid Tsypkin Translated from the Russian by Roger and Angela Keys Introduction by Susan Sontag

5.'The Cambridge Companion To Walt Whitman' Edited by Ezra Greenspan

6.'Before Our Time: A Theory of the Sixties From a Religious, Social and Psychoanalytic Perspective' by Henry Idema III

7.'And our faces, my heart, brief as photos' essays by John Berger

8.'Letters of Marcel Proust' Translated by Mina Curtiss New Introduction by Adam Gopnik

9.'Factory Made: Warhol And The Sixties' biography by Steven Watson

10.'Modigliani: A Life' by Meryle Secrest

11.'Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty' biography by Phoebe Hoban

12.'Danube' travel by Claudio Magris Translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh

13.'The Age of Wonders' A novel by Aharon Appelfeld Translated by Dalya Bilu

14.'The Borrower' a novel by Rebecca Makkai

Thursday Friends of the Library used books haul-

15.'The Fan Man' a novel by William Kotzwinkle

16.'The Cry Of The Owl' a mystery by Patricia Highsmith

17.'The Elephant Vanishes: Stories' by Haruki Murakami

18.'The Making Of A Writer: Journals, 161-1963' by Gail Godwin

19.'Alfred Stieglitz: A Biography' by Richard Whelan

20.'More Matter: Essays And Criticism' by John Updike

21.'The First Three Novels: Call for the Dead, A Murder of Quality, & The Spy Who Came In from the Cold' by John Le Carre

22.'Picasso And American Art' Michael Fitzgerald With A Chronology By Julia May Boddewyn

Friday Friends of the Library used books haul-

23.'Journals of Ayn Rand' Edited by David Harriman

24.'The Intellectual Adventures of Ancient Man: An Essay on Speculative Thought in the Ancient Near East' Henri Frankfort

25.'The Trick of It' a novel by Michael Frayn

26.'Astray: Stories' by Emma Douoghue

27.'My Father Is A Book: A Memoir of Bernard Malamud' Jama Malamud Smith

28.'The Book In The Renaissance' by Andrew Pettegree

29.'The New York Chronology: The Ultimate Compendium of Events, People, And Anecdotes from the Dutch to the Present' James Trager

30.'The Mandelbaum Gate' a novel by Muriel Spark

31.'Art Chronicles 1954-1966' Frank O'Hara

32.'Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams' biography by Lyle Leverich

33.'T.S. Eliot' Literary Criticism by Stephen Spender

34.'A Scanner Darkly' Science Fiction by Philip K. Dick

35.'The Rush for Second Place: Essays And Occasional Writings' William Gaddis

36.'The Cambridge Companion To John Updike' Edited by Stacey Olster

37.'Lost Classics' edited by Michael Ondaatje

38.'The Glass Rainbow' A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke

39.'A Dream of Red Mansions' Classical Novel In Four Volumes By Cao Xueqin and Gao E Translated by Yang Xianyi and Gladys Yang

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