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22nd-Aug-2019 03:47 pm - If Today Doesn't Do Me In


In a heavy rain standing
Off an old county road
'Side a high rolling river so swift
There was a hitchhiking stranger
Quite pale from the cold
On a cane, tryin' to thumb down a lift
Well, I pulled up beside him
And let my window on down
To the rain and the bone-chilling wind
Said "You look awful worn
In this late-winter storm
Which way are you headed, my friend?"

"Right up to the spotlight
Drinkin' all that Coke and gin
And I'll be suit-wearin' man
With gold in my hand
If today doesn't do me in"

Behind a gas station counter
Moving crates full of things
That looked far too heavy for her
There stood a girl with a frown
Said, "Let me just set these down
And I'll be right with you, sir"
I said, "No hurry here
Take all the time that you want"
She said, "A little time and you just wait and see
Oh, I'll be without a care
When I finally get there"
I said, "Miss, tell me where might that be"

"Right up to the spotlight
Drinkin' all that Coke and gin
And I'll be a dress-wearin' girl
With the heels and the pearls
If today doesn't do me in
If today doesn't do me in"

Well, I got a head-full this morning
Cuttin' out through the fog
You know, I can't help but wonder what's left
From every road that dead-ends
To those old bitter men
Passing time on the old courthouse steps
And there's a feeling you get
Not far from despair
That sometimes sets in on your mind
But if it's all that you've got
You still set the clock
And get up with a reason to climb

Right up to the spotlight
Drinking all that coke and gin
And I'll leave these shadows behind
For a new peace of mind
If today doesn't do me in
If today doesn't do me in
22nd-Aug-2019 01:39 pm - the passive justification of God
It is 12:17 PM Thursday afternoon here in the Dead Zone. I have thus far normal day in world history. I got up this morning around 5:40 AM with Carol and Ollie. So I got up to live out this day. I toasted frozen waffles for breakfast. After breakfast I messed with our main computer and then wrote in my paper diary.

Carol left this morning around 8:30 AM to go up North to spend the night with nurse friends at a friend's cabin. I spent the morning reading my books and writing in my paper diary. I also filmed a video this morning on what I have been reading lately.

I have no plans for the afternoon hours. I should take Ollie for a walk around the block this afternoon.

Last night I mainly read till I went to bed from a novel titled, 'Nicotine' by Nell Zink. I should finish reading today the novel 'Nicotine' so I can get ready to read Zink's novel 'Doxology'.

There is nothing pressing on my mind this afternoon. just the same old shit. This morning I read from these books when not wandering my cell-

'Doing Theology With The Reformers' by Gerald L. Bray

'Romans 1-8' New Testament VII Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Gwenfair Walters Adams

Yesterday throughout the day I read from these books-

'Another Roadside Attraction' a novel by Tom Robbins

'Nicotine' a novel by Nell Zink

'Am I Alone Here? Notes On Living To Read and Reading To Live' essays by Peter Orner

Did I mention I got in the mail yesterday a book titled, 'A Second Mencken Chrestomathy' by H. L. Mencken Edited and with an introduction by Terry Teachout. I have been reading off and lately 'The Diary Of H. L. Mencken' Edited by Charles A. Fecher. I also started reading, 'Mencken: The American Iconoclast' biography by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers.

I will close to face what comes next. There is no way of escape.
22nd-Aug-2019 01:34 pm - Ollie
Ollie
22nd-Aug-2019 10:21 am - Thursday Reads


Thursday Reads

'Nicotine' a novel by Nell Zink

'Another Roadside Attraction' a novel by Tom Robbins

'An Arsonist's Guide To Writer's Homes In New England' a novel by Brock Clarke

'Am I alone Here? Notes On Living To Read and Reading To Live' essays by Peter Orner

'Doing Theology With The Reformers' by Gerald L. Bray

'Romans 1-8' New Testament VII Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Gwenfair Walters Adams

'The Works Of William Perkins' Volume 7 Edited By Shawn D. Wright And Andrew S. Ballitch

'Biblical Theology of the New Testament' by Peter Stuhlmacher translated and edited by Daniel P. Bailey foreword by G.K. Beale
21st-Aug-2019 01:03 pm - the whore of Babylon
It is 12:56 PM Wednesday afternoon here in west Michigan. It is a hot humid Wednesday afternoon. Carol turned off the central air system this morning and opened up the house thinking it was going to be in the low 70's today. But instead it is a very hot steamy afternoon. I am always telling Carol that weathermen lie.

I got up this morning around 6:14 AM. Ollie barged into our bedroom this morning and woke me up. So I got up made oatmeal for breakfast and after breakfast messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary.

I really did not read anything this morning. I am out of it these days when it comes to reading Christian literature. I have been reading today off and on from these two novels, 'Another Roadside Attraction' by Tom Robbins and 'The Hunger Angel' by Herta Muller.

There is not much else to report on this hot afternoon. I am just drifting through my life.
20th-Aug-2019 04:16 pm - Junk Town
20th-Aug-2019 02:33 pm - the hunger angel
It is 2:24 PM Tuesday afternoon in the death flow. It is hot humid gray afternoon. We have had the central system going non-stop for days due to the extreme hot weather here in west Michigan. So Time keeps flowing by.

I got up this morning around 5:47 AM. I got up to find Carol and Ollie in the kitchen making coffee. I got myself a cup of coffee and toasted myself waffles for breakfast. After breakfast I messed with our main computer and then wrote in my paper diary.

I did film a video this morning while Carol was out doing stuff. I really have not read anything today due to being tired and spaced out. I am sick of everything.

I did get in the mail a novel I had ordered from Amazon used titled, 'The Hunger Angel' a novel by Herta Muller Translated by Philip Boehm.

So Time goes by. Carol went to bed to read. I came here to write some words.

Do not know what else to report this afternoon. I am falling asleep as I write so I will stop for now. There is always later.
20th-Aug-2019 11:12 am - Tuesday Reads


Tuesday Reads

'Christobiography: Memory, History, and the Reliability of the Gospels' by Craig S. Keener

'Another Roadside Attraction' a novel by Tom Robbins

'An Arsonist's Guide To Writer's Homes In New England' a novel by Brock Clarke

'Exley' a novel by Brock Clarke

'Abel And Cain' a novel by Gregor Von Rezzori

'American Moderns Bohemian New York And The Creation Of A New Century' by Christine Stansell

'The Arabian Nights' Introduction and Notes by Muhsin al-Musawi

'The Arabian Nights' Six Volumes in Three Volumes by Richard Burton [The Heritage Press New York 1962]

'The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton And The Victorian World' by Dane Kennedy

'Captain Sir Richard Burton: The Secret Agent Who Made The Pilgrimage To Mecca, Discovered The Kama Sutra, And Brought The Arabian Nights To The West' biography by Edward Rice

'Le Morte d' Arthur' Sir Thomas Malory [Barnes & Noble 2015 Edition a modernized edition of William Caxton's text of 1485 published in 1909 by J. M. Dent]
It is 1:48 PM Monday afternoon in the death flow. Outside this afternoon it is hot and humid. The earth is melting. There are thunderstorms occurring at Antarctica. There are tropical rains at the Polar Ice Cap.

I have had a normal day thus far. I got up around 6 o'clock AM this morning. I got up ate breakfast while messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and then dozed till Carol got home from work.

I left to volunteer at the Book Nook (the local library used books store) around 9:35 AM. The Book Nook was busy this afternoon. When not helping people I read from a novel titled, 'Abel and Cain' by Gregor Von Rezzori. I brought home from the Book Nook two used books to add to our book collection-

'Exleg' a novel by Brock Clarke

'Le Morte d' Arthur' by Sir Thomas Malory

When I got home I ate lunch and wrote in my paper diary. Carol is sleeping and is now off from work for eight nights. This evening Emily is bringing over their dog Ollie for us to take care of this week. We are taking care of Ollie because Caleb is away on business and Ollie is a lot of work. We are taking load off Emily because she works and then when she is home takes care of Josie and Cora. Ollie needs constant attention because he is always getting into mischief, looking for something to chew or needs to go outside. We watch Josie and Cora Friday, Saturday, and maybe Sunday because Emily is meeting up with Caleb in Boston Friday.

So Time goes by. I am tired so I will close to drift. Yesterday I basically read late into the night the novel, 'Abel And Cain'.
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