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Art & Life


March 12, 2019


Tuesday. Awoke like a shot fifteen minutes before the alarm had been set to sound at six after an unusual, but long night's sleep, the sky clear, the air cold, a week (they're saying) of clear skies and sun ahead. Now if we can only get the temperatures up life would be better, at least in my small corner.

A walk to the restaurant, the eyes and nose acting up, to arrive three minutes before the first waitress arrived at seven to settle in and order the French toast with sliced bananas and strawberries, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast. So far, so good. Not sure what caused that ocular-migraine event last night, maybe the box of Good & Plenty I'd picked up and eaten in the late afternoon, that or the phase of the moon or the morning high tide. Best not to guess. I guess.

Took a couple of extra pictures walking home, the woman still working on her mural hidden away on the side of the building under construction/renovation along Grand below my apartment, workers out front doing whatever, ending with another selfie when I got home.

Should do some laundry, was the thought, but we'll no doubt put it off until tomorrow.

Later. Spent an hour lying down on the bed and listening to the radio, mostly, and then - my, my - up to finish the Oakland teachers Rally For Education Demonstration web section and post it to HereInOakland. I now have two sections to convert for ArtAndLife. Fairly trivial tasks, but I won't bet on when I'll actually get around to it.

Evening. Watched more of Rebellion, a Netflix series set at the beginning of the Irish rebellion during World War I. You read stories about how nasty it was, how long it went on, but this series, if it at all approximates any element of reality, allows you to understand why you, if you'd been Irish, might have just packed up the family and emigrated to the U.S., or Canada.

OK, obviously didn't do much other than stop writing here early in the afternoon and to continue here in the morning, enough time elapsing to forget what it was I did (other than listen to television news programs drone on in the background and watch stuff on the tablet), but I did get to bed by nine with lights out before ten. Didn't set the alarm, betting on awakening without needing it in the morning.

The Oakland Rally for Education held in front of the Oakland City Hall taken with a Nikon D500 mounted with a 24-120mm f 4.0 VR Nikkor lens.