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Here In Oakland

Art & Life


December 11, 2017


Monday. Another lights out night at about nine. I'd spent some time with the tablet, but didn't have anything that's was able to keep my attention for very long and so listened to the news on the radio for a while before giving up. Got to sleep pretty quickly, though, early or not.

Awake then well before six to dawdle long enough to leave the apartment on time just after six-thirty and arrive at the restaurant dressed for the cold, if you can call this cold. The eyes were watering and the nose was running and so we're comfortable calling it cold here in this California on fire weather.

Or something like that.

Had the avocado and cheese omelet, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee over the two papers that arrive on Mondays. Not much to read in the East Bay Times once you've read the Chronicle and the New York Times, but they almost always include something of interest about Oakland and so I do miss it on Mondays.

Some clouds (smoke? they say not) walking home taking the usual set of pictures, one this time in the apartment house lobby. One of the tenants put up the Christmas cards and such, a nice touch. A haircut tomorrow and the Protime blood test Wednesday, but that's about it for appointments this week, not sure there's anything coming up to photograph over the weekend.

So it's up to you.

It's up to me. Maybe work in something exotic like doing the laundry.

Later. OK, a walk up the block to check out the future construction site of an apartment house and condominium complex to again find no change in the overgrown vegetation, but signs of activity inside the upper floor of the building, so something's going on. A very short walk, a return to the apartment that I suspect means I'll stay inside for the rest of the day. Too much history to think anything else might happen.

Evening. Forgot I had two city worker strike web sections I'd promised myself I'd finish today, remembering as I was listening to Democracy Now! and so completed the sections for HereInOakland. Which is enough for the evening, we'll convert the code for artandlife tomorrow and post them both. A little thin, I'm afraid, but they'll do.

The photo up top was taken Friday of the city workers strike at the Oakland City Hall with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 24-120mm f 4.0 VR Nikkor lens.