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 66 verses 13 – 25

13. Salt Lake’s leaders present (introduce) themselves outwardly as successful-looking” (prosperous-looking”; strong-looking”; confident-looking”) pious (righteous; saintly; holy; spiritual; God-fearing; devout) men,  but beneath that veneer, their  foundation (personal-character; corporation; establishment; Melchizedek Priesthood Organization; society) isn’t worthy of anyone’s attention.  They authorize (enable; empower; justify; endorse) the creation of public-images (disguises; masks; window-dressing; guises; facades) to be presented to Israel’s people that falsifies  (alters) information, so as to […]

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 66 verses 1 – 12

1. Thus saith the Lord, the heavens (those with whom I, the God of Israel and My Holy-Spirit,  feel quite “at-home” and perfectly comfortable) are identified as my throne (royal-seat of power; base of power; nerve-center of power; site of power; whereabouts of power, covered with a canopy; royal-throne) and the Earth, i.e.  “My footstool” is the […]

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 65 verses 13 – 25

13. Therefore, thus saith the Sovereign (supreme; ultimate- power) Lord, “Behold (observe something really bizarre), the servants (followers; helpers; initiators; supporters) of Israel’s overthrow (removal from power; defeat; downfall; fall) always look like they are enjoying (taking pleasure in; “digging”) themselves,  while all of you (Israel’s people) are justifying (looking the other way so as not to see; excusing; empowering; […]

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