It is in the flow of my solitary life 12:17 PM Wednesday. It is another warm sunny day here in West Michigan. We are having a short Indian Summer it seems lately. Too bad I am not in the mood to go outside presently.
I got up way too early this morning due to having an intense weird dream. I got up around 5:30 AM which is too early for this old goat. I had this dream where I was in High School and I was ashamed I could not do complex math. I did not know math and had failed. I was embarrassed because everyone around me found the math test easy, but it was a complete blank to me. I have had over the years several times when I was faced with my ignorance of basic things like English grammar, Science, Math, etc. . . I am uneducated. I am not smart at all. I am an average Joe. I think that is one of several reasons why no visible church ever called me to be a minister of the glorious gospel of God/Christ Jesus. Because I was ugly when it came to smarts. Churches in our theological circles want highly educated ministers/pretty boys who look smart in a suit and have a professional voice and mannerisms. I am just an old farm hand with too much crap inside my head. So in this dream I had to wake up because I was feeling like shit.
I got up and warmed up coffee made last night for Carol. Carol always likes a fresh pot of coffee when she gets up to get ready for work. I messed with our main computer drinking day old coffee. After messing with our main computer (we have two lap top computers in the lower level of our home) I decided to make myself a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. I made oatmeal and after breakfast I wrote in my paper diary. I read this morning for devotions from these books-
"Paul, Apostle of Liberty: The Origin and Nature of Paul's Christianity" by Richard N. Longenecker
"The Lord Of History: Reflections on the Inner Meaning of History" by Jean Danielou, S.J. (translated by Nigel Abercrombie)
"Psalms 1-17" Old Testament VII [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Herman J. Selderhuis
My wife got home late from work and went to bed around 10:30 AM. She is off the next two nights from work.
I left this morning to visit near by thrift stores to look for used books to add to our library. I found these used books today-
"The Road Home" A Novel by Jim Harrison
"Signal & Noise" A Novel by John Griesemer
"The Good Lord Bird" A Novel by James McBride
"Everyman" A Novel by Philip Roth
"The Great Leader" A Novel by Jim Harrison
"The Eagle And The Rising Sun: Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal" by Alan Schom (We have in our library a biography written by Alan Schom titled, "Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life".)
"The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days And The Triumph Of Hope" by Jonathan Alter
"In the Shadow of the Banyan" a novel by Vaddey Ratner
I came home after visiting thrift stores to have lunch and drift through the rest of the day. Last night I watched TV shows I had taped and read from these books-
"The Art Of Time In Memoir: Then, Again" essays by Sven Birkerts
"Other Colors: Essays And A Story" by Orhan Pamuk
"Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life" by Hermione Lee
I started reading today "Strega" a crime novel by Andrew Vachss