Here I Am!!
In response to my "always concerned for others' email pal, Peggy, I am right here at home and in good health. I wish I could say the same for my computer. About two weeks ago, an electrical storm destroyed my modem. This is the fourth time this has happened. I am frustrated that AOL took so long to send me another one. Until the next storm, I am back on line.
Having some time away from my computer, it has given me some more time for reading and watching multi-channel TV. When June and Dave came to stay they brought a TV dish. For over 20 years I was happy with what ever I could snag with my rabbit ears for free. I learned a lot. I will write another time how my viewing brought into contrast some real differences between Canada and the US (my lifelong interest)
For now, I would like to share the list of books on the shelf beside my bed. A lot can be revealed about us by what we read. The books that end up by my bed do so because I have been reading them, I cherish them or reference them often. Across the room is a larger bookshelf and there are many in my library and in virtually every room in my house. I get great comfort in having them around even though for many things they have been usurped by the computer.
Here is my list.
The Holy Bible, the red Moroccan leather bound one my mother gave me years ago.
Buy Wholesale by Mail 2001
Shape of the Past The text on historiography written by John Warwick Montgomery a evangelical Christian history professor of mine who believed the only true view of history was from the Christian perspective. linear with cycles of sin, judgement and grace, with the Christ event in the middle. How we so disagreed but he stretched my young mind.
A History of the Vikings
The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
Collected Stories, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Dictionary of World History
The new York Times Library Desk Reference
Fair and Tender Ladies, Lee Smith
Oral History, Lee Smith
Saving Grace, Lee Smith
Gap Creek, Robert Morgan
(The above four are my recent reading in Appalachian literature. . .Good stuff)
The Sea, John Banville
The Canoe and White Water
Points of View, Rex Murphy
French Conversation and Review Grammer
The Snowshoe Book
Beyond the Shadow of the Senators, Brad Snyder (This is the Washington Senators of the Negro baseball league not the Ottawa Senators of the NHL)
The Collapse of Globalization, John Ralston Saul
Robertson Davies Man of Myth
On Being a Christian, Hans Kung
Feeling Good Handbook, David D. Burns,M.D.
So what is within reach for your bedtime reading???