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 Twenty-Nine verses 1- 12**

Woe to the City of David 1. Woe (trouble; anguish; sorrow) to you “Ariel” (the gatherers of God). Ariel, the City where David (“My-Beloved”) settled to add to himself revolution (revolt; rebellion) to revolution (disorder; disobedience)  They are fastening (sealing) together Mormon-victims

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter Six verses 7 – 13**

7.  Then the seraph brought a curse (struck a blow ) against my mouth (voice; opinions feelings; priorities; requests; point of view; ) in keeping with a command he’d been given, so the Seraph said (declared; boasted) Behold (Here’s something kinda funny?)  This new turn of events touches (puts hands on; puts some pressure on;  acts-upon; impacts; effects in a morally-lousy way; damns; […]

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter Three verses 1 – 13*

1. Now…behold (observe something remarkable)  …the Lord…… God of Hosts (Heaven’s multitude; Heaven’s army) is removing (taking-away) from Jerusalem (“Salt Lake’s Teachings-of-Peace-and-Salvation”) from  Judah (Salt Lake’s “special-messengers”-of-praise and thanks-giving),  the shepherd’s-staff (symbol of authority, used to lean on)  and the people who are supplying  all the support (material-assistance; money; subsidy; funding; capital)  for Salt Lake to prevail (win; prove more powerful than Israel’s forces; […]

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