November 19th, 2021

Hunter S. Thompson

Apples of Sodom

It is 3:19 PM Friday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is 38 degrees and gray outside this afternoon. It is not raining or snowing, which is a blessing.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. It feels odd to wake up with Carol no where to be found. My wife is still out West visiting our daughter and her family. So I got up and made a fresh pot of coffee. Next I ate waffles and sausages for breakfast. After breakfast I messed with our main computer and wrote in my paper diary. I read this morning for devotions from these two books-

'The Private Devotions Of Lancelot Andrews' Translated By John Henry Newman & John Mason Neale Edited By William S. Peterson

'The Life Of Jesus Christ' Part Two Volume 1, Chapters 1-57 By Ludolph of Saxony Translated By Milton T. Walsh

I left to volunteer at the Book Nook around 9:35 AM this morning. The Book Nook was not super busy so when not helping people I read from these two books-

'Motherless Brooklynn' A Novel By Jonathan Lethem

'High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonza Journalism' by David S. Wills

At the Book Nook today I bought one used book titled, 'Figuring' essays by Maria Popva. When I got home from the Book Nook I ate lunch and wrote in my paper diary. So has gone by this day thus far. Carol has not called me today from out West.

Last night I watched Thursday Night Football and read, 'High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonza Journalism' by David S. Wills. I went to bed around 11:10 PM and now it is a Friday afternoon. I will close since I am falling asleep.

"[16] And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
[17] And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
[18] He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
[19] Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
[20] The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
[21] Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
[22] But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions
[23] Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
[24] And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
[25] When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
[26] But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:16-26
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Used Books Recently Bought At The Book Nook our local library Used Books...

Used Books Recently Bought At The Book Nook our local library Used Books Store

'Figuring' essays by Maria Popva

'The Paris Review' #169 Spring 2004

'The Paris Review' #170 Summer 2004

'The Paris Review' #172 Winter 2004

'Crime And Punishment' A Novel By Feodor Dostoevsky The Coulson Translation (Backgrounds And Sources, Essays In Criticism) Norton Critical Edition

'A Meditation On Flight' Essays by William Langewiesche

'1968 Magnum throughout the World' texts by Eric Hobsbawm and Marc Weitzmann

'Warhol' Biography by David Bourdon

'Requiem For A Dream' A Novel by Hubert Selby Jr.

'Medicine Walk' A Novel by Richard Wagamese

'W.E.B. Du Bois-The Fight For Equality And The American Century 1919-1963' biography by David Levering Lewis

'The New York Intellectuals: The Rise And Decline of The Anti-Stalinist Left From The 1930's To The 1980's' by Alan Wald

'Army of Shadows' a book about World War II experience of a member of the French Resistance by Joseph Kessel Translated by Rainer J. Hanshe

'The Foucault Reader' Paul Rainbow Editor

'The Chomsky Reader' Noam Chomsky Edited by James Peck

'Do the Windows Open' Short Stories by Julie Hecht

'Lord Gnome's Literary Companion' Edited and introduced by Francis Wheen

'The War Against Cliché and Reviews 1971-2000' by Martin Amis

'Culture And Imperialism' Cultural Studies by Edward W. Said
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