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Here In Oakland

Art & Life


January 12, 2021


Tuesday A decent night's sleep, awakening at six-fifteen to get up and head out the door to walk to breakfast, the sky overcast with low lying clouds, arriving at the usual time to again enter the dining area, turn on the lights and settle in with the papers.

The single pork chop, scrambled eggs, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee, finishing up before nine. Yes I took a finishing up picture at the table, but discovered the camera hadn't fired when I got home and downloaded the images. Maybe for the best. I'm not sure these finishing up pictures will live gloriously in the nation's art history no matter how many are taken.

Documented the ten cent increase in the price of regular, pretty much skipped taking pictures of any of the flowers, snapped one or two others and arrived home to take the selfie in the lobby before settling in here at the computer.

Later. Yes, I've been following the news, particularly as more is learned about what led up to the rebellion at the Capitol, but spent most of the time on the tablet finishing up a fifty-two episode Chinese series I'm too embarrassed to admit to watching.

So you're not going to name it?

I'm not going to name it.

Evening. Listened to an hour's discussion on NPR at nine of what's been learned to date about the attack on the Capitol building. Scarier and scarier as you listen to more of what went on, how close they may have come to having individual Congress members harmed. We do live in “interesting times”. I suspect we've always lived under the curse of “interesting times” had we known what our various governments were up to behind their various curtains.

The photo up top was taken at the 2016 Oakland Art & Soul Festival with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.