September 16th, 2021

a stranger in this world

It is 12:42 PM Thursday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a cold warm sunny day today. I just got up from dozing for two hours down in the lower level. I did not sleep soundly last night because I did not take any Xanax. I am trying to not take a tiny chunks of Xanax every night before I go to bed. For many years I never took any Xanax as a sleep aid, so why start now?

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. I am slowly getting back to the days when I would be up around 6:30 AM instead of 8 o'clock AM or even 9 AM. Usually mornings for me are the best time of day for me. So I got up and made a pot of oatmeal for Carol and I to eat for breakfast. After breakfast we had devotions and prayed.

I read and laid down around 10 o'clock AM down in the lower level to doze and now it is 12:47 PM. I have a session with a therapist at 2 o'clock PM and then I am free any appointments.

Carol has been cleaning windows today. She says we need to dust and clean the carpet.

I really have nothing new to report today. Life quickly goes by. I read last night before going to bed from a book titled, 'Journey To The Abyss-The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler 1880-1918'. I also have been reading from these two used books I bought yesterday-'A Stranger In This World: Stories' by Kevin Canty and 'He Dreams What Is Going On Inside His Head-Ten Years of Writing' by Jonathan Cott. I have in our library a book of interviews with Bob Dylan edited by Jonathan Cott.

Well I suppose I will close to try to wake up. We are in the middle of the month already.

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a massive used books haul

'The Eustace Diamonds' A Novel By Anthony Trollope

'A Stranger In This World: Stories' by Kevin Canty

'The Easter Parade' A Novel by Richard Yates

'The Song Of The Dodo" Island Biogeography In An Age Of Extinction' by David Quammen

'Mortals' A Novel by Norman Rush

'Enderby' A Novel By Anthony Burgess

'Confessions of a Philosopher: A Journey Through Western Philosophy' memoir By Bryan Magee

'When She Was Good' A Novel by Philip Roth

'His Illegal Self' A Novel by Peter Carey

'The Chemistry of Tears' A novel by Peter Carey

'The Iron Tracks' A Novel by Aharon Applefeld Translated From The Hebrew By Jeffrey M. Green

'I Wear The Black Hat Grappling With Villains (Real And Imagined)' By Chuck Klosterman

'Signals of Distress' A Novel by Jim Crace

'Altered States' a novel by Anita Brookner

'The Rules Of Engagement' A Novel by Anita Brookner

'He Dreams What Is Going On Inside His Head: Ten Years of Writing' essays by Jonathan Cott

'Patriotic Gore: Studies In The Literature Of The American Civil War' by Edmund Wilson

'Stars and Bars' A Novel by William Boyd

'The Dog' A Novel by Joseph O'Neill

'The Road To Serfdom' Text And Documents THE DEFINITIVE EDITION by F. A. Hayek Edited by Bruce Caldwell

'Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life' by Edward O. Wilson

'Fugitive Days' A Memoir by Bill Ayers

'The Magic Mountain' a novel by Thomas Mann

'Prussian Blue' A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr

'The Men Who Ruled India' by Philip Mason

'Introducing Evangelical Theology' by Daniel J. Treier

'The Red Count: The Life And Times Of Harry Kessler' biography by Laird M. Easton

'A World on Fire Britain's Crucial Role In the American Civil War' by Amanda Foreman
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