68th birthday. Our son Josiah will be 38 on the 3rd of August. Josiah and his family moved last week to Lyden, Washington. Josiah is starting over in a new place. He has no job and does not know anyone in Lyden. Joe's wife Hannah has a job this Fall teaching High School English. Right now they do not know if the Lyden School District will be having classes. Josiah was a High School History teaching, now he is unemployed and wondering what the future holds for him.
I got up this morning around 7:15 AM. Once again I slept down in the lower level/our open basement because it is cooler sleeping down there among my books. It is 81 degrees last night when I went to bed up here on the first floor of our home found in the Wasteland. When I got up this morning Carol was already out walking among the living dead in our neighborhood. I find it impossible to walk among the living dead.
Carol left this morning to take food to a family that are roll members of her church. Carol finds meaning in preparing meals.
I came to our main computer this morning to make a list of books I have by the American poet Charles Bukowski. Recently Carol found a used book at a local thrift store she thought I would want titled, 'Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of Crazy Life: A Biography' by Howard Sounes. Carol noticed in looking at used books at this thrift store that this book had been published by Grove Press. I have told my wife if she sees any book published by Grove Press to buy it. So I have been reading this biography on Bukowski along with my books on Samuel Johnson. I got out of the lower level the other night my Charles Bukowski books to maybe show in a future video for my Youtube channel.
'Post Office' A Novel By Charles Bukowski
'Hot Water Music' By Charles Bukowski
'Factotum' A Novel By Charles Bukowski
'Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until The Fingers Begin To Bleed A Bit' Poetry By Charles Bukowski
'Tales Of Ordinary Madness' By Charles Bukowski
'Screams From The Balcony: Selected Letters 1960-1970' By Charles Bukowski Edited By Seamus Cooney
'Beerspit Night And Cursing: The Correspondence Of Charles Bukowski And Sheri Martinelli 1960-1967' Edited By Steven Moore
'The Mathematics Of The Breath And The Way: On Writers And Writing' By Charles Bukowski Edited With An Introduction By David Stephen Calonne
'Love Is A Dog From Hell' Poetry By Charles Bukowski
'Sifting Through The Madness For The Word, The Line, The Way' New Poems By Charles Bukowski
'Essential Bukowski: Poetry' Selected and Edited by Abel Debritto
'Slouching Toward Nirvana' New Poems By Charles Bukowski
This is all the books I have by Charles Bukowski right now. I am always searching for books by Bukowski at thrift stores.
So the morning crawls by. I have no plans for the day ahead of me. This morning I have been reading from a book titled, 'Dr Johnson's Dictionary: The Extraordinary Story of the Book that Defined the World' By Henry Hitchings. Last night I read late into the night, 'The Life of Samuel Johnson' By James Boswell. Yesterday I finally got in the mail the second volume to massive biography on the life of the writer Saul Bellow titled, 'The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife 1965-2005' biography By Zachary Leader.
I will close to face the death flow.