September 11th, 2020

The Man of Sin

It is 9:49 AM Friday morning here inside this death trap. Is there a key to unlock this prison door? Outside it is another miserable wet gray cold day.

I got up this morning around 5:50 AM. I got up because I was miserable. Carol was up when I decided to take the pain. This morning Carol left with a close friend to meet up with other friends for breakfast.

This morning I really have done nothing much. I got up got myself a bottle of mountain stream crystal cold water and sat in our dining room seeking to wake up. Next I made a decision to have a bowl of cereal for breakfast. After breakfast I made a fresh pot of coffee and then wrote in my paper diary. Carol has left for a breakfast together with friends. Since Carol left I have been listening to music and trying to not fall asleep. All I have attempted to read this morning for worship is a book titled, 'Puritan Reformed Theology: Historical, Experiential, and Practical Studies for the Whole of Life' by Joel R. Beeke.

Last night Carol read and I read from a book titled, 'Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming' A Novel by Laszlo Krasznahorkai Translated from the Hungarian by Ottillie Mulzet. I went to bed last night around Midnight.

I should mow the lawn today since it needs to look like Middle Class Garden of Eden. Do not know when Carol will be home today from her outing.

Well, I suppose I will close to listen to music and pray for divine healing.
  • Current Music
    DJ Shadow 'The Private Press'

The Roots of Terrorism

It is 10:25 PM Friday night here where the birds fly south during the Winter. I am tired and plan to go to bed very soon. This afternoon when Carol got back from having breakfast with old girlfriends we decided to Staple Office Supply store so I could paper and then while out visit thrift stores in search of used books to ADD to our library. I found these used books this afternoon-

'The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye' seven stories by Jonathan Lethem

'Twilight' a novel by William Gay

'Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, The Cold War, And The Roots Of Terror' by Mahmood Mamdani

'The Apocalypse in English Renaissance thought and literature' Editors C. A. Patrides & Joseph Wittreich

'Sarah: The Life Of Sarah Bernadt' (Jewish Lives) biography by Robert Gottlieb

'The Muralist' a novel by B. A. Shapiro

'Selected Journals and Other Writings' By John James Audubon Edited by Ben Forkner

'The American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence' [The Library of America]

When we got home from running around I mowed the front lawn. Caleb called around 5 o'clock PM and invited us over for Mexican food dinner. So Carol and I drove down the street to Caleb and Emily's for supper. We were home by 7:33 PM and watched PBS News. Carol went to bed early and I have been writing in my paper diary and reading some more of the novel, 'Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming' a novel by Laszlo Krasznahorkai Translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet.
  • Current Music
    Nils Lofgren 'Blue With Lou'

Mamdani delivers rousing TB Davie Memorial Lecture



The University of South Africa

Professor Mahmood Mamdani, a global authority on decolonisation, delivered this year’s TB Davie Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, 22 August 2017, at UCT's New Lecture Theatre on Upper Campus.

His lecture, titled Decolonising the Post-Colonial University, cut to the heart of debates that are still raging across South Africa’s higher education institutions.

Mamdani is the executive director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He is also the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and professor of anthropology, African studies and political science at Columbia University, New York.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative