2013.04.05 – Friday

Yesterday’s Book Haul from W. Walworth Harrison Library. #1 Lou Finney Lane, Greenville, TX:  Really an interesting mix!

1. Fishing For Catfish                                          by Keith B. Sutton
2. the backyard parables                                     by Margaret Roach
3. America’s Secret War  (non-fiction)                by George Friedman
4. You can Farm                                                  by Joel Salatin
5. Founders – A novel of the coming collapse     by James Wesley Rawles
6. The Man who was Thursday                            by G.K. Chesterton
7. Target Lancer                                                   by Max Allan Collins

#7 Is the 2nd book I have come across on the 50th year since JFK was killed.  Stephen Hunter’s book “The Third Bullet”  was outstanding.  Of course I love all things “Joel Salatin”!     G.K. Chesterton “The Apostle of Common Sense” is usually better in reinactments that you find on YouTube – he can be tedious to try – but I will give it another shot.  #3 is first non-fiction pleasure book I have tried to read in a while.  To go along with it I have Founders – I at least find these “survivalist” interesting.   Personally, I do not want to survive if it gets really bad – I would rather be with the Lord anyway!

Shalom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Were You There?

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?    This song has really hit me hard this Easter season.    I reminded my local church that we remember right where we were when traumatic events happen in our lives, especially if we were young.   I just read another great book by Stephen Hunter – “The Third Bullet”  (about JFK).    When Nov 22 2013 arrives I can tell you exactly where I was 50 years ago.   It was a Thursday and I was in the 5th grade and I had a wonderful teacher I had a crush on – Mrs.  Russel.  When principal Mr. Johnson made ‘that announcement’ all the little girls in my class started crying.   I held it all together until Mrs. Russel started crying too and then I lost it!

I was a precocious child and I remember thinking there is no way Lee Harvey Oswald did this alone.   Years later I still believe that and I have read a lot of books on snipers and spies and such.    I understand that  2/3 of America no longer believes the Warren report.   Which means most of us now believe our government – or a part of it – killed one of our own presidents.   Stephen Hunter makes a lot of sense in his novel.   I read mainly fiction.  I have come to believe I find more truth in fiction – at least certain kinds of fiction.  The author is free to say what he really believes – after all it is fiction, right!

There is a lot more true then can be proven!