March 28th, 2020

a direct line to God

It is 11:36 AM late Saturday morning here in West Michigan. It is gray rainy morning. It is predicted to rain all weekend and into next week.

I got up this morning around 8:10 AM. When I got up I found my wife messing with our main computer. I got out of our ice box a can of cold water and sat in the living room waking up to another day. After waking up I messed with our main computer and wrote in my paper diary. After writing in my diary I ate food and then read from a book titled,'Shaky Ground: The Sixties And Its Aftershocks' by Alice Echols.

Not much else to report this morning. I do not plan to go anywhere due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. I did get out to read today a book titled, 'Storming Heaven: LSD And The American Dream' by Jay Stevens.

Last night Carol and I watched a taped television show and then a movie on Amazon Prime. Carol went to bed around 11 o'clock PM and I stayed up late reading my books. I did not get to bed till 1:30 AM. I did not sleep soundly because our bedroom was like an oven. I think my body got over heated during the night so today I feel slightly wasted.

I did take a long walk yesterday late afternoon at VanRaalte Farm County Park. I got home from my walk around 4:10 PM and found Carol had gone to bed to take a nap. She got up from her nap around 6:30 PM.

Well I will close to drift through the afternoon hours.
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Longest Books I Read in 2010-2019 Tag

Longest Books I Read in 2010-2019 Tag

Prompts:
1. What is the longest book you read in 2010? 'Cheever: A Life' biography by Blake Baily pages 816

2. What is the longest book you read in 2011? 'IQ84' a novel by Haruki Murakami pages 944

3. What is the longest book you read in 2012? 'Diary' by Witold Gombrowicz pages 800

4. What is the longest book you read in 2013? 'Paul and the Faithfulness of God' Two Volume Set by N.T. Wright pages 1688

5. What is the longest book you read in 2014? 'Flaubert' a biography by Benjamin F. Barrs pages 791

6. What is the longest book you read in 2015? 'God Has Spoken: A History of Christian Doctrine' by Gerald Bray pages 1264

7. What is the longest book you read in 2016? 'The Practical Works of Richard Baxter' Volume 1 pages 948

8. What is the longest book you read in 2017? 'The Decameron' by Giovanni Boccaccio pages 1024

9. What is the longest book you read in 2018? 'Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics' Four Volumes by Richard A. Muller pages 2176

10. What is the longest book you read in 2019? 'Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art' biography by Mary Gabriel pages 944

11. Pick a few favorites from the list.
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The Free Speech Movement

It is 7:33 PM Saturday evening here in West Michigan. It has been another super quiet day for us. We are waiting it out. Thus far no evidence near us of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We keep waiting for our local Holland Hospital to be overflowing with people sick from Coronavirus. Everything is shut down here. We have noticed more people walking in our neighborhood.

I came here tonight just list the books I have been looking at today when not falling asleep.

'Shaky Ground: The Sixties And Its Aftershocks' by Alice Echols

'The Timothy Leary Project: Inside the Great Counterculture Experiment' by Jennifer Ulrich Foreword by Zach Leary

'Child Of Light: A Biography Of Robert Stone' by Madison Smartt Bell

'Acid Christ: Ken Kesey, LSD, and The Politics of Ecstasy' by Mark Christensen

'Storming Heaven: LSD And The American Dream' by Jay Stevens

'Outside Looking In' a novel by T.C. Boyle

'Divine Rascal: On the Trail of LSD's Cosmic Courier, Michael Hollingshead' biography by Andy Roberts

'Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III' biography by Robert Greenfield

'Can't Find My Way Home: America In The Great Stoned Age, 1945-2000' by Martin Torgoff

'Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, The Beats, & Drugs' by Martin Torgoff

So the evening hours go by. I expect to go to bed early tonight since I stayed up way too late last night. Tomorrow is a Sunday and the beginning of the last days of March 2020. This week we enter April 2020. Maybe in the month of April West Michigan we see the full effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

I will close to drift into the darkness.

photos of an old tree at VanRaalte Farm County Park
VanRaalte Farm County Park

VanRaalte Farm County Park

VanRaalte Farm County Park

VanRaalte Farm County Park
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