Inspired by a couple friends of mine and a certain local author whom shall remain nameless, I have recently decided to quantify my reading for this past year. Which is to say, publish a record of most of what I spent my time reading. I say “most” because there were certain things I chose to omit. For example…
…I am omitting almost all of the poetry, sonnets, essays and articles I read during the past year – with a few notable exceptions (for personal reasons). Though I imbibed heavily of the sonnet this year (mostly Shakespeare and Donne) I felt they were simply too light and numerous to mention here. Perhaps I will discuss them at a later date.
I also omitted the largesse of my Scriptural studies, chosing only to include Scriptures that I had read for sheer pleasure and in entirety – omitting isolated Scriptural studies and research.
Thus follows Matthew`s Reading List of anno Domini 2004…
Continue reading “A Year In The Making”
Well, the year is almost at an end – 2005 will be upon us before the week is up. The clock hurries like a terrified animal and gains speed with each passing day… For the last hour or so I have been skimming over the past three hundred sixty-five days worth of entries and have … Continue reading A Year In My Life
The final results are in and, according to the guests of this site, John Lennon is clearly the most popular member of the Beatles. Who is your favorite Beatle? George Harrison: 6 votes Paul McCartney: 6 votes John Lennon: 15 votes Ringo Starr: 6 votes George Martin: 3 votes George Harrison was always my favorite. … Continue reading The Beatle Poll
A long December and there’s reason to believe, maybe this year will be better than the last. I can’t remember the last thing that you said as you were leaving, now the days go by so fast. And it’s one more day up in the canyons, and it’s one more night in Hollywood. If you … Continue reading It`s Been A Long December
Come now, turn aside for a while from your worldly obligations, escape for a moment from the tumult of your thoughts. Put aside your weighty cares, let your burdensome distractions wait, free yourself for a while for GOD and rest awhile in Him. Enter the inner chamber of your Soul, shut out everything except GOD … Continue reading Upon Beginning The Day…
Seems the time is near for finding a place outside, seems the time is here for holding the window wide. So I`m going to try to open up one eye – but if the world is too wide, I`ll be home to hide. I`ll keep it all inside if it`s too strange outside. Seems the … Continue reading Homeward Bound (I Wish I Was)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with GOD, and the Word was GOD. He was in the beginning with GOD. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light … Continue reading Unto Us A Son Is Given