August 24th, 2020

the mental does not hover the physical as a Cartesian ghost

It is 12:39 PM Monday afternoon here by Lake Michigan. We rarely go out to Lake Michigan, because there is no reason to. Carol and I are not ones to lay in the sun for a sun tan. Carol and I are not swimmers. So we to not go out to the Lake during the Summer months. I like going to the Lake during the Autumn season.

I got up this morning around 7:20 AM today. When I got up Carol was getting ready to go for her morning walk. I got myself a bottle of cold water and sat in the living room seeking to wake up to another day. When I woke up I ate a bowl of cereal and then wrote in my paper diary.

I read this morning more of the Book of Genesis/Old Testament/Bible. Carol left this morning to go picking blueberries with Josie. Right now Carol and Josie are making blueberry muffins. Josie is not finished with pre-school and would be going to Kindergarten, but her school is not opening due to the COVID-19 plague. Josie will be having classes on her tablet this Fall at home.

After reading the Bible this morning I have been reading, 'Samuel Johnson: A Biography' by Peter Martin. I am tired so I plan to drift through the rest of the day.

Last night Carol and I watched PBS Mystery. Carol went to bed around 10:30 PM. I read late into the night from a book I received in the mail yesterday titled, 'A Woman Looking At Men Looking At Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind' by Siri Hustvedt.

Carol and I did go down to the street yesterday evening I have dinner with Caleb, Emily, Josie, Cora and their little dog Ollie. We were home around 5:45 PM because Carol had to get ready to go to church.

I will close to drift through this hot day.

Josie, Carol, & Cora
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Siri Hustvedt & Jason Tougaw | A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women

Siri Hustvedt & Jason Tougaw | A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women

Award-winning author Siri Hustvedt talks about her new collection of essays on art, sex and the mind. Buy a copy of ‘A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women’ here:

Siri Hustvedt is a novelist, poet and academic whose work has received numerous recognitions and has been translated into over thirty languages. Her latest book, ‘A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women,’ is already longlisted for the 2017 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay.

Siri appears in conversation with Jason Tougaw, author of ‘Touching Brains: Literary Experiments in 21st-Century Neuromania’ (forthcoming from Yale University Press) and ‘Strange Cases: The Medical Case History of the British Novel.’ He is an Associate Professor of English at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Recorded on December 15, 2016
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The History Reading Challenge Tag

The History Reading Challenge Tag


1) What first got you into history?

2) What is your favourite history book/author?

3) What is your most anticipated history book you have not read yet?

4) What is your favourite time period and why? What book do you want to read/have read about it?

5) What time period would you like to learn more about? What book do you want to read/have read about it?

6) What is your favourite person in history? What book do you want to read/have read about it?

7) What history topic would you like to see more fiction/non fiction books about?

8) What non book resources do you enjoy when learning about history?

9) Favourite history quote/fun fact

10) Shoutout a booktuber you enjoy who also reads history
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