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February 3, 2017


Friday. Lights out not long after ten to then get a decent night's rest, far fewer hours than the night before, but awake at six and feeling good driving somewhat earlier than usual to breakfast. Wind and rain at times last night, but only the lightest of sprinkles while driving (the plain waffle with sliced strawberries and bananas, fruit cup and coffee this time), sitting here at nine, the sun shining in through the cloud cover. They're saying more to come through the weekend, but it's halfway nice out there now.

The first Friday of the month. Something may be going on later in the rain, although I have nothing noted on the calendar.

Later. No rain, but plenty of clouds. Some thought to go see a movie at the Grand Lake theater, more out of boredom, I'm afraid, than wanting to see any particular one that's playing. Somewhat hungry, so maybe a walk will come out of it. Flip a coin, given my history.

Later still. Surprised myself. Out the door, no idea where I might go, and ending up at the theater to watch Hidden Figures. I did remember I'd watched Arrival there not long ago, but it has indeed been some time since I've been out to a movie. Ate a bag of peanut M & M's, enjoyed the movie and walked home to turn on the heat and listen to the PBS News Hour as I fiddled with this.

Evening. Caught the last half of Democracy Now! I'd missed when I headed out for breakfast this morning. With the newspapers and the reading of too many news sites, most of what's covered on Democracy Now! by the late afternoons has already read about earlier and, I'm afraid, we're at the edge of news overload.

At or well over the edge.

Either way it makes a good excuse to slack off and aid the many television detectives who battle for a larger television audience.

Which describes the rest of your evening, I'm afraid.

The photo up top was taken at the demonstration against the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary Tuesday at the federal building with a Nikon D500 mounted with a 24-120mm f 4.0 VR Nikkor lens.