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Art & Life


January 17, 2017


Tuesday. Still hobbling on the left leg, but I don't think last night added anything to whatever made it ache the night before. Which is good. None of the other unpleasantness repeated itself from the night before either, which is very good. Awake at six to get up and drive again to breakfast. The aching left hip and leg were my rationalization. I could have walked was the thought, but we'll go out later. I want to be ready to photograph the demonstrations on Friday and Saturday and figure I need to get in some minimal exercise to not let it atrophy. So we'll drive.

Anyway, the oatmeal and side order of toast, along with the usual fruit cup and coffee for breakfast, the weight still a couple of pounds under one-fifty after yesterday's excitement. Today we finish the March web section and get in the promised hobbling walking.

Later. A long hot bath for the aching hip that seems to have done it some good. There's an aching spot on the left side of the rib cage as well, so maybe I'm not remembering correctly what caused it. The evidence seems to be pointing in another direction.

The sun is shining and the sky is clear. Finished the HereInOakland section for the Reclaim MLK March and posted it, the artandlife version will go up later. I threatened a walk. Maybe just get it out of the way. Follow through. Now.

You're having to push yourself, I see.


Later still. Out the door and over to the lake to find it was colder than I thought it would be and so a quick walk and then back to the apartment. The leg and side still ache, but they do seem to loosen up when you get going. It was the middle of the night when this thing happened, maybe I've kidded myself in thinking I saw and remembered exactly what happened. It will get better, hopefully better before the weekend. There are events I want to photograph.

I transferred the Reclaim MLK March photographs to the artandlife site and realized how “crowded” the menus have become. Well, I've known they were crowded, but this time it was way too obvious they need a redesign if you want to find anything.

And you, being retired, can get right to it with all the time you now have on your hands.

I don't have the best track record in the use of my time. Television and tablets come to mind and the guitars more often than not glare accusingly at me from their stand.

Evening. Watched the Taibbi interview on Democracy Now! and then watched the end of a Netflix movie on the tablet, getting up to check on Charlie Rose at eight. An interview with Susan Rice. Didn't need to listen to an interview with Susan Rice.

The photo up top was taken yesterday at the Reclaim MLK March while it passed below my apartment on Grand with a Nikon D500 mounted with a 135mm f 2.0 DC Nikkor lens.