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-Two verses 1 -15**

1. Awake…..Awake   O “Zion” (“a Community of Israelites who’ve spent 40+ years of their mortal lives in a personal desert (wilderness)  searching for “Living-Water”)    Clothe your selves in “vehemence” (zeal; ardor; violence; force; passion). *************** O Jerusalem… thou “City of Holiness”.  Put on (array yourselves in; slip-into; throw-on) your garment of splendor (glory; radiance; grandeur; magnificence; brilliance). […]

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter Fifty-One verses 1 – 22**

“Everlasting Salvation For Zion” 1. Listen to Me (Jehovah), those of you who pursue (work-toward; aspire-to) righteousness and seek the Lord. Look-to (set your hope and confidence in) the bedrock (foundation; substratum) from which you were hewn (cut)  and the stone-quarry from which you originated. . . . . . 2. Look to Abraham, the eponymous-ancestor; person, typically one more remote than a grandparent, […]

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

“Israel’s Sin And The Servant’s Obedience” 1. Thus saith the Lord…….. “Where is your mother’s  “GET” (certificate of divorce), which authorizes “Cutting Her Off” or better yet,  to whom do I (Jehovah) owed so much money,  that I’ve  sold all of you into slavery because of your sins. *********************   Rather…..this generation of Israel’s people has sold themselves, and because […]

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