July 24th, 2021

called from the slavery of the law to gospel freedom

It is 12:19 PM Saturday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is another hot humid hazy day. It is 80 degrees outside and humid. We have our central air system blasting away. One thing about having the central air on is that is makes the lower level of the house very cold! I like being down in the lower level among my library, but it is cold! I do keep the shades up to let in the sunlight (we have an open basement that opens to our backyard).

Also today I woke up feeling cold inside and weak. I must have some kind virus making me feel ill today. This morning I was up around 6:30 AM but went down into the lower level and slept a couple hours this morning. I got up around Noon to have lunch and write in my paper diary. So the day goes by.

All I have attempted to read today is the Reformation commentary on John 13-21/still in chapter 15. So this day goes by. I should go pick up a prescription, but feel too out of it to go anywhere this afternoon.

Last night Carol went to bed around 10 o'clock PM and I stayed up and read. I read mainly from these two books last night-

'My Crazy Century: A Memoir' By Ivan Klima

'The Illustrious House Of Ramires' A Novel by Eca De Queiros

Do not know what I will read this afternoon. Carol went to put up her feet up. I suppose I will close to wait to feel better.

I need to take a walk today. I took a walk last night around 7:30 PM. It was still sunny outside. This morning Carol took a walk around 6:50 AM. I was still waking up so I did not go with her on her morning walk.

neighborhood walk
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Used Books Haul



'Arthur's Britain: History and Archaeology AD 367-634' By Leslie Alcock

'The Idea Of Poverty England In The Early Industrial Age' By Gertrude Himmelfarb

'San Marco Guide to the museum' Enrica Crispino Pescio 100 Color Illustrations

'The Light of Day' A Novel By Graham Swift

'Every Man Dies Alone' A Novel by Hans Fallada Translated by Michael Hofman (I bought this novel at Gateway Center and realized I had recently had donated it. So here I was buying a novel I once had but donated to Gateway but buying it again!)

'Gulliver's Travels' By Jonathan Swift (I had this novel already but this is a Penguin Classic paperback edition)

'Marie Antoinette: The Journey' biography by Antonia Fraser

'Wormholes' Essays And Occasional Writings By John Fowles

'John Fowles: A Life In Two Worlds' biography by Eileen Warburton

'Mozart: A Life' By Maynard Solomon

'A Hundred Years of English Literature' by Sherard Vines

'Red Victory: A History of the Russian Civil War' By W. Bruce Lincoln

'2666' A Novel By Roberto Bolano Translated From The Spanish By Natasha Wimmer

'Dunster' A Novel By John Mortimer

'Chronicle of the Murdered House' A Novel By Lucio Cardoso Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa & Robin Patterson

'Cezanne Portraits' John Elderfield National Portrait Gallery, London

'Painted Prayers: The Book Of Hours In Medieval And Renaissance Art' Roger S. Wieck

"Dominus IIuminatio Mea" Commentary On The Davidic Psalms' Volume II Psalms 26-50 By Denis The Carthusian Translation & Introduction by Andrew M. Greenwell

'Billiards At Half Past Nine' A Novel By Heinrich Boll Translated from the German by Leila Vennewitz (I collect the writings of Heinrich Boll.)

'Carrying The Heart: Exploring The Worlds Within Us' Medical History by F. Gonzalez-Crussiv

'Victor Hugo: A Biography' By Graham Robb

'Sketches By Boz: Illustrative Of Every-Day Life And Every-Day People' By Charles Dickens

'Willem de Kooning Paintings' Essays By David Sylvester & Richard Shiff

'American Heiress: The Wild Saga Of The Kidnapping, Crimes And Trial Of Patty Hearst' Nonfiction By Jeffrey Toobin

'The Complete Oscar Wilde'

'Henry Clay: America's Greatest Statesman' biography by Harlow Giles Unger

'Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance After Valkyrie' By Randall Hansen
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