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November 10, 2016

The Bed

Thursday. Awoke at five-thirty again. My fault, still going to bed too early, but up none the less to walk to breakfast, too early for the East Bay Times to have arrived. Still, a good walk, no complaints, the attitude good and the day looking as if it were going to be clear and sunny.

Had the avocado and Swiss cheese omelet for breakfast, not bad, the sun out by the time I walked back to the apartment. Remembered to bring the sun glasses this time as the sun is quite bright this hour later now that Daylight Savings is over.

Nothing on the schedule for today or tomorrow. Tomorrow Veterans Day. Don't see any nearby parades and such scheduled, but we'll check to be sure. Maybe take a walk down Broadway later, see what signs there were of the demonstration last night. They're saying something like six thousand people marched in a Trump protest, breaking windows and lighting the occasional trash can on fire.

Later. The sinus-upper palate has been behaving itself. Good. Can't say why, but no complaints. Otherwise no desire to go downtown to look around and so worked on cleaning up some of the piles of prints I've had gathering dust. One of the packages that arrived yesterday brought an 8x10 photo album. Put it together and filled it with prints, reducing a pile of 8x10's I've been building now for, well, years. Ordered another album and more inserts. They'll arrive Saturday.

And watched some stuff on the tablet. Enough to do for an afternoon? I guess it's going to be. Still listening to the news, still internalizing what happened with the election. Climate change. If he follows through it literally means we're fucked.

Now, now.

The now is what's so worrying. The science is telling us not to be complacent.

Evening. Nothing much on television. I'd watched Democracy Now on the web earlier as they were interviewing Glenn Greenwald and Bill McKibben for the entire broadcast. Both are people whom I follow. Otherwise watching stuff on the tablet while lying on the bed.

The photo up top was taken at the 2015 Dias de los Muertos celebration at the Oakland Museum of California with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.