January 29th, 2020

what I have been reading lately



'The Cry Of The Owl' a crime novel by Patricia Highsmith

'Ripley's Game' a crime novel by Patricia Highsmith

'The Talented Mr. Ripley' a crime novel by Patricia Highsmith

'Ripley Under Ground' a crime novel by Patricia Highsmith

'Ripley Under Water' a crime novel by Patricia Highsmith

'Selected Novels and Short Stories' by Patricia Highsmith

'Beautiful Shadow: A Life Of Patricia Highsmith' biography by Andrew Wilson

'The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith' biography by Joan Schenkar

'The Stammering Century' by Gilbert Seldes

'Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman' biography by Stefan Zweig

'Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History Of America' by Charles Bowden

'The Europeans: Three Lives And The Making Of A Cosmopolitan Culture' by Orlando Figes

'Will' a memoir by Will Self

'The Great Concert Of The Night' a novel by Jonathan Buckley

'Strange Bedfellows: The First American Avant-Garde' by Steven Watson
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the way of the Jewish mystic

It is 3:17 PM Wednesday afternoon here in West Michigan. Outside it is cold and gray presently. I am very tired so I am going to just mention right now the used books we picked up this morning while we were out doing errands at thrift stores-

'The Human Fly And Other Stories' by T.C. Boyle

'Stalingrad' historical fiction by Theodor Plievier Translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston

'Cassandra's Daughter: A History of Psychoanalysis' by Joseph Schwartz

'Myths To Live By: How we re-create ancient legends in our daily lives to release human potential' by Joseph Campbell

'Creek Mary's Blood' historical fiction by Dee Brown

'The Heat of the Day' a novel by Elizabeth Bowen

'Reporting Civil Rights-Part One American Journalism 1941-1963' [Library of America]

'Kabbalah: The Way of the Jewish Mystic' by Perle Epstein

'Anastasia" The Lost Princess' biography by James Blair Lovell

'Wanderings" History Of The Jews' by Chaim Potok

'The Moon and Sixpence' a novel by W. Somerset Maugham

'The Blue Lantern' memoir by Colette Translated by Roger Senhouse

'The Spirit Of Medieval Philosophy' [The Gifford Lectures of 1931-2] by Etienne Gilson Translated by A.H.C. Downes

'In a dark wood' a novel by Marcel Moring Translated by Shaun Whiteside

'Economics In Perspective: A Critical History' by John Kenneth Galbraith

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

'Joseph Anton: A Memoir' by Salman Rushdie
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the divine thought rules our thought

It is now 4:49 PM Wednesday evening in the death flow. Not much has changed since I last attempted to put words to paper. I am still feeling wasted. I hardly slept last night. I need a good night's sleep, so tomorrow when I awake I feel like I am born again.

This morning I got up around 6:33 AM. When I got up I found Carol in our living room having her morning devotions. I think Carol and I live a devotional life. All day and all night for us is a devotional space of time. We seek to live a life of unceasing devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ.

So I got up and got a bottle of cold water and sat for awhile waking up to existence.

Carol had planned to meet around 8:45 AM an old friend for breakfast. So I only fixed breakfast for myself this morning. After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary. Carol left to have breakfast with her friend and I filmed a short video for my Youtube channel. After filming a video I dozed till Carol came home. The plans for us was to leave the house when she got back to do errands, visit thrift stores and have lunch someplace. So we did that and we were around 1:30 PM.

Caleb, Emily, Josie, Cora, and Ollie their dog stopped by this afternoon to wish Nonie Happy Birthday.

Not much else new to report this evening, so I will close to feel wasted.

Psalm 16
[1] Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
[2] O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
[3] But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
[4] Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
[5] The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
[6] The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
[7] I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
[8] I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
[9] Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
[10] For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
[11] Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
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