October 10th, 2019

self-consciousness is the mark of humanity

It is 11:13 AM Thursday morning in the death flow. It is a cold cloudy partly sunny day here in West Michigan. We are suppose to have the rest of the week cold gray days. There will be no Fall colors this year here in Michigan. They are also predicting snow by November here in Michigan, so we will have a very long cold snowy Winter this year going into next year. Time once again to get out of storage snow gear.

I got up this morning around 6:33 AM. I got up let Ollie out of his cage and then fed him. I got dressed and then took Ollie for his morning walk. Soon it will be time to take Ollie for his afternoon walk.

This morning after I walked the dog I messed with our main computer and then wrote in my paper diary. After writing in my diary I ate breakfast and read my books. Carol got home from work around 8:15 AM. She went to bed around 9:30 AM and is now off for a couple of days from work.

The last book I attempted to read this morning was titled, 'Reformed Ethics' Volume 1 by Bavinck. I am sleepy so after I write in my online diaries I might doze for awhile.

Last night I do not remember. I think last night I read and watched some television before going to bed around 11 o'clock PM. I mainly read last night, 'Sontag: Her Life And Work' biography by Benjamin Moser.

I will close because I am falling asleep.
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Promised Lands (1974)

Duration: 86:25
Susan Sontag (1933-2004)


This is Susan Sontag's documentary about Israel, shot during the Yom Kippur war. Much of it is strictly observational, though there are some effectively didactic juxtapositions -- and several talking heads from across the Israeli political spectrum. Some might object that the Palestinians, whose fate is discussed in terms both cynical and sympathetic, don't have their own voice in the film, but the limits of the films can also be said to give it a formal coherence. Those who know Sontag's work in general will find her usual searching intelligence, compassion, and fearlessness here.
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