December 15th, 2019

December 21, 1968

The other day I was trying to remember the exact day in December 1968 that my mother was killed in car wreck. My mother was killed driving home from work by a speeding ambulance. My mother's sudden death is one of the major events that shaped who I am today.

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My Wife's Fennville Library Used Books Haul

My Wife's Fennville Library Used Books Haul

'Troublemaker: A Memoir from the Front Lines of the Sixties' by Bill Zimmerman

'Killing Raven' A Novel by Margaret Coel

'The Game' A Novel Of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King

'Skinny Island More Tales of Manhattan' by Louis Auchincloss

'The Outermost House' A modern classic about a year of life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod by Henry Beston

'The Pulitzer Prizes: Volume One 1987' A Legacy Of Distinguished Reporting, Powerful And Unforgettable Images From America's Best Journalists Edited By Kendall J. Wills

'In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand And Terrible Polar Voyage Of The USS Jeannette' by Hampton Sides

'Brother, I'm Dying' autobiography by Edwidge Danticat

'Pilgrim At Tinker Creek' memoir by Annie Dillard

'The Big House: A Century In The Life Of An American Summer House' by George Howe Colt

'The Truth According To Us' A Novel by Annie Barrows

'Ploughshares At Emerson College' Summer 2016 Vol. 42 No. 2

'American Stories II Fiction From The Atlantic Monthly' Edited by C. Michael Curtis

'A Single Pebble' A Novel by John Hersey

'A Documentary History Of Art' Volume II Michelangelo and the Mannerists/The Baroque and the Eighteeth Century Selected and Edited by Elizabeth Gilmore Holt

'Madame Bovary' A Novel by Gustave Flaubert Translated by Francis Steeguller [Modern Library]

'A Summer of Hummingbirds' Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, & Martin Johnson Heade by Christopher Benfey

'Rising From Plains' non-fiction by John McPhee

'Military History: The Definitive Guide To The Objects Of Warfare' Smithsonian
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    Wrekmeister Harmonies 'Night Of Your Ascension'

a new covenant in Christ

It is 12:44 PM Sunday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a cold gray dreary day. Lately the weather has been simply depressing. We have had only nine hours of sunshine this month.

I have had thus far a typical day of existence. I got up around 7:15 AM this morning. I ate breakfast and then wrote in my paper diary. After writing in my diary I messed with our main computer and then spent the rest of the morning reading from a book titled, 'Promise, Law, Faith: Covenant-Historical Reasoning in Galatians' by T. David Gordon.

Carol left for church this morning around 8:30 AM. She did go downtown this morning and got Sunday newspapers before going off to Covenant PCA.

I did take a short break from my studies to film a video for my Youtube site this morning. There is not much else to report right now. I am really too out of it to watch football, but I might just sit and watch a game on mute. Carol said she was going to visit her elderly friend Pam after church this morning. Carol believes Pam could die anytime.

Well since I am feeling absolutely wasted I will close to face the rest of this day. We are now in the middle of December and hopefully we will make it to January 2020. There is no way of escape.

Last night Carol went to bed early and stayed up and read till 11 o'clock PM. I read before going to bed, 'Promise, Law, Faith' by T. David Gordon.
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