"The Wilderness World of John Muir" Edited by Edwin Way Teale
"The Oregon Trail" by Francis Parkman
"Best Short Stories Of Jack London" by Jack London
"The Twenty-Seventh City" a novel by Jonathan Franzen (I have a couple novels by Franzen in our library. I have these novels by Franzen, "Strong Motion", "Freedom" and "The Corrections". I have one volume of essays by Franzen titled, "How To Be Alone".)
"Once Upon The River Love" a novel by Andrei Makine/Translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan (I have another novel by Andrei Makine in my book collection titled, "Dreams of My Russian Summers".)
"Celebration" a novel by Mary Lee Settle
"The Watershed: A Biography of Johannes Kepler" by Arthur Koestler
"A Diary Of The Century: Tales From America's Greatest Diarist" by Edward Robb Ellis
In the mail I received a used book I had ordered titled, "An Artificial Wilderness: Essays On Twentieth-Century Literature" by Sven Birkerts.
It has been a normal day thus far. I am not in the mood to write anything. Plus my arms and hands hurt so I will close to wait it out. Existence keeps zooming by.
(After visiting thrift stores I came home ate lunch and left with our dog Rudy for a walk at Upper Macatawa Natural Area. As I walked I saw some green but mostly what I saw was the color brown. I did notice that the people who maintain the county parks cleared the river/stream that runs through the Upper Macatawa Natural Area. On one side of the river I noticed miles of chopped trees and branches above the river bank. I thought to myself why did they not haul away all those chopped trees instead of leaving them stacked for miles along one side of the river. To me walking through the woods and seeing dead trees everywhere is not pleasant. Why leave dead trees everywhere. I am sure someone needs fire wood. One could make a ton of money hauling away all those chopped trees I saw today and selling the wood to people who have wood burning stoves. I also wonder why the parks people cleared the stream of trees and branches when it is too shallow to float down in a canoe or kayak.)
" The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless." Second Peter 3:9-14
Upper Macatawa Natural Area/Macatawa River