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March 3, 2017


Friday. To bed and lights out early again to get to sleep and not awaken until five forty-five, getting up and walking to breakfast on another clear morning. A bit cold, but a good breakfast choosing the oatmeal, toast, fruit cup and coffee again: head clear, attitude good.

A picture or two on the way home. Why one of the empty sidewalk, I don't know; why run it, I don't know, but obviously don't care or I wouldn't be babbling on about it.

It's a Friday, usually a more interesting day of the week when I was working, as we'd often go out and do things when the work day was done. There should be a way to take advantage of some part of that while retired (and still ambulatory), but I suspect we'll not try very hard.

Later. I was thinking maybe I could get up for eating something downtown and, since I needed to go by an ATM today or tomorrow, walked down the hill and caught the bus to the ATM on Broadway, walking then to the City Center and bought a box of Good & Plenty. Not too surprising.

Decided on a bagel with cream cheese and coffee at an outside table at the bagel shop, the sun bright, the temperature comfortable in a winter coat.

On the bus, thought about going somewhere more, but arriving home at half past twelve, still most of the day ahead.

Evening. Another day just kicking around. Listened to Democracy Now! as usual, switched to the middle of a Law & Order episode as the PBS stations are raising money again. Charlie Rose was interviewing two reporters who cover Trump (more about the Russians) followed by an interview of P.J. O'Rourke who's just written a book about - whom else? - Mr. Trump and so switched back and forth from Law & Order to Charlie Rose during the commercials and, given the number of commercials they run anymore, pretty much followed both without a problem.

The photo up top was taken while walking home from breakfast this morning with a Nikon D500 mounted with a 24-120mm f 4.0 VR Nikkor lens.