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 42 verses 1 thru 10

1.  Behold (observe…… a person, especially a remarkable or impressive one) my servant (devoted and helpful follower or supporter)…your (Israel’s) morally-upright teacher (leader)…being chosen of me…she delights my soul. I put (placed; poured)  my spirit (breath; influence) upon her. Judgment (that which is just, lawful, according to the law) for the nations (Gentiles; non-Israelite-people; confluence-of-humanity) will go-forth (be-produced; come-forth; […]

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 41 verses 22 thru 29

22.  Salt Lake’s leaders proudly “throw-down-the-gauntlet” *(issue a challenge).    “Let them come-forward (appear; present themselves) and tell us (Salt Lake’s presiding priesthood Authorities) keeping in mind (considering)  what has come to our generation, while we point (direct-attention) toward our Pioneer-ancestor’s secure (established prearranged; ordained) authority. Salt Lake demands,  “What do Israel’s people have to say…so as to make “our” (Salt Lake’s)  will (wish; desire; preference; […]

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Reading Isaiah’s Mind Chapter 41 verses 11 thru 21

11. Surely (without doubt; certainly), all those who snort (hold you in contempt; accusations of being “out of order” and disrespectful; express indignation, derision, or incredulity) at you,  will be put to shame and they be as (seem-like) nothing and will seem like lost and wandering  “men-of-opposition” to you. You may inquire-into (seek to know the purposes and intentions of) them […]

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