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March 17, 2020


Tuesday. Awoke early again, dozed off, awaking and up for good at ten minutes to six in time to listen to the five minute KPFA News and then Democracy Now! to then drive to breakfast at the usual time to find the restaurant dark with no light visible back in the kitchen. OK, they said all restaurants were to close and they meant it. Home to take a selfie and settle in on the bed with the papers.

A walk not long after to see what "shelter in place" looked like on the street and to take a picture of the Grand Lake theater marquee I'd first noticed when driving to breakfast this morning. There were some few other people on the sidewalks and over by the lake, some cars on the streets, but not many. Clearly fewer than I've ever seen. Turned around and walked right back home to settle in with the two series I described watching yesterday on the tablet, this well into the afternoon.

Evening. So much for today's primaries, Mr. Biden now will be the Democratic Party's nominee. With this and the coronavirus and everything else that's going on at the moment it's hard to say what's on the horizon.

You seem a little scattered.

I believe the implications of this "shelter in place" thing are starting to dawn on me as something more than just a question of "what's for breakfast?".

The photo up top was taken at the San Francisco 2018 Chinese New Year Parade with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.