Can you spell Poetic Justice?

We may never know what this little guy did to deserve a knock out blow with a ham shank, but we do know it came swiftly and unexpectedly.

Holy Smoke is a Blog preparing the reader for a fascinating crime story ! I will introduce the cast of characters in this historic "Who Dun It" by, then as Isaiah's words begin to unfold in the complimentary book "Reading Isiah's Mind" we'll come to know the who, what, where, when and how of what can easily be titled "The Greatest Crime Story Ever Told."

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Navin R. Johnson

About the Author

Unlike “Navin R. Johnson”, Steve Martin’s moronic characterization in the 1979 comedy film “The Jerk” , I was not born a “poor black child”. I arrived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on the 18th of October in 1946 - the firstborn of European immigrant offspring. My father’s parents were Irish and my mother’s parents were Sicilian. Although I was born in New England and could characterize myself as “a Yankee”, the Lion’s share of my cultural identity rests in background of the people who had a hand in raising me. What I know about the warmth and affection among extended family members, I learned from my mother’s Sicilian people. My incisive wit is… brought to you by the makers of …my father’s Irish people.

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter Fifty-Eight verses 1-14**

1. Shout (call-out; bid; make a proclamation; invite; preach) with a full-throat, and don’t withhold anything. Do it really loud, too, like a trumpet! Raise (lift-up) your voice. Declare-to (warn) My (Jehovah’s) people about the rebellion       (“coup de etat”; insubordination; disobedience; defiance; apostasy; revolution; insurgency) that has been underway and about the sinners (criminals; lawbreakers; villains; culprits; malefactors)  who […]

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter Fifty-Seven verses 12- 21**

12. My “Strength and Power as Israel’s God” (“Holy Spirit”)  is revealing (publishing; telling everyone about; broadcasting; announcing; reporting; declaring making public; making plain) your right (moral or legal entitlement) to authority and reminds everyone of Israel’s historic (landmark; epoch-making; ground-breaking; celebrated) works   (doings; deeds).  . . . . . . . 13. When you (Salt Lake leaders; Melchizedek […]

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter Fifty Seven verses 1 – 11**

1. Behold (see or observe something remarkable), those who are (anyone who is) righteous (morally right or justifiable; virtuous), in this world, are wandering-away (lost; perishing; losing themselves) and there isn’t a soul who is pondering (thinking carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion about) the subject of “shem” (authority; character; honor), by using his/her heart (seat of […]

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