November 22nd, 2021

though this world is a valley of tears, heaven is a mountain of spices (Song of Solomon 8:14)

It is 1:38 PM Monday afternoon on a cold sunny cloudy day. Outside is partly sunny and 33 degrees. It is good day to go take pictures of the sky, the clouds, and Nature.

I got home from the Book Nook around 1:10 PM and then ate lunch. Carol texted me telling me she was boarding her plane headed for Grand Rapids MI.

The Book Nook was not busy so I read from a book titled, 'High White Notes" The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism' by David S. Wills. I bought at the Book Nook today these used books to add to our library-

'Gore Vidal: Writer Against The Grain' literary essays and reviews Edited By Jay Parini

'A User's Guide To The Millennium' Essays And Reviews by J. G. Ballard

'Kingsley Amis: A Biography by Eric Jacobs

'Left Hooks, Right Crosses: A Decade Of Political Writing' Edited by Christopher Hitchens & Christopher Caldwell

'George Steiner: A Reader'

'Hons And Rebels' Memoir By Jessica Mitford Introduction By Christopher Hitchens

'Exiles from a Future Time: The Forging of the Mid-Twentieth-Century Literary Left' By Alan M. Wald

'The Angela Y, Davis Reader' Edited by Joy James

'Thomas Jefferson' Eminent Lives by Christopher Hitchens

'The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics & Places' by Nadine Gordimer

'Against Method' philosophy by Paul Feyerabend

'The Doors Of Perception' essay by Aldous Huxley

'The Lessons of October' Revolutionary Classics by Leon Trotsky

'A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq' essay by Christopher Hitchens

'The Road To Stalingrad: Stalin's War With Germany' by John Erickson

'Robinson Crusoe' By Daniel Defoe Norton Critical Edition

'Koba The Dread: Laughter And The Twenty Million' Memoir & History by Martin Amis

Seven Types of Ambiguity' literary criticism by William Empson

'The Education Of Henry Adams' by Henry Adams

'Nelson Algren: A Life on the Wide Side' biography by Bettina Drew

'The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century' by Peter Linebaugh

'The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings For The Nonbeliever' selected and with introduction by Christopher Hitchens

So it is now 1:59 PM and I have to close since I am very tired. I woke up real early this morning due to have a very strange dream.

I was up by 6 o'clock AM and made myself oatmeal for breakfast. After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary, prayed and read from a book titled, 'The Abuse of God's Grace' By Nicolas Claget (1610-1663). I left for the Book Nook around 9:35 AM and it is now 2:03 PM. Time keeps going by.

Last night I watched Professional Football and read till bedtime the book, 'High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism' by David S. Wills. In reading this book I have learned new things about Hunter S. Thompson that I did not know before.
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