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Here In Oakland

Art & Life


November 22, 2021


Monday. A decent night's sleep, awakening at just before six in time to listen to the five minute KPFA news while taking the blood pressure (that looked OK) followed by Democracy Now! before heading out walking to breakfast under clear skies and a bright sun to arrive, enter the indoor dining area, turn on the lights and settle in with the papers.

The plain waffle with sliced bananas and strawberries, fruit cup and coffee, finishing up by nine to walk home to take most of the usual series of flower pictures plus one of two bicyclists at the 580 overhead light and then on home to take the selfie in the lobby, settle in at the computer, finish yesterday's entry, process the morning pictures and start here at just before eleven. A cookie cutter morning, in other words.

Later. Listened to an hour long interview with Noam Chomsky on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour that highlighted the issues and problems of the country and the world that was more than sobering. I can see why people just hide under the covers after a while. Felt a little weird in the late morning, but felt much better after an early afternoon nap that lasted a good hour.

Finished watching a Charles Bronson and then a Steven Seagal movie, saying that both of them had scripts that made no sense would be giving them way too much praise. Both actors have made at least one classic movie that set up their careers, but have evidently made a boatload of others that would have been long ago and for good reason forgotten had it not been for Netflix, Amazon and the others. But can't complain as I watched them all the way through.

Evening. To bed by eight, lights out after nine, the blood pressure running a little high and so ended up taking two doses of the blood pressure med today.

The photo up top was taken in May 2015 at the San Francisco Carnaval Parade with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.