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October 17, 2017


Tuesday. Lights out after eight. Tired, I'd say. Awoke once for half an hour at two, but then slept through until six-thirty, heading out to walk to breakfast before seven with the papers in tow. So good, I guess. Clear skies, but they're saying into the lower seventies today, ten degrees less than yesterday's high. I can warm up to that.

Two strips of bacon (so much for keeping away from pork), eggs over medium, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee, taking my time over the papers before walking back to the apartment. I'd passed by this on the way this morning and so took a picture in the better light. They just parked, drank and left the evidence sitting on either side of their car before leaving last night.

A haircut appointment coming up in another hour. Time to get ready to head for the bus stop.

Later. Felt tired for some reason, even after what I was thinking was “a decent night's rest”, but on to catch the bus with a camera in the backpack to the ATM on Broadway and then walk to the City Center appointment, arriving early, but able to get right in the chair. Went well, finished and got to the bus stop two short minutes before the bus arrived. Thought about stopping at the 7-11 look-alike, but continued on home. Less tired anyway, but no pictures, although there'd been some interesting looking activity at the Broadway and 17th construction site.

Watched the second segment of Charlie Rose at noon that I'd skipped last night, an interview with Walter Isaacson, the author of a new biography on Leonardo Da Vinci, tuning to it after a comment on it by my barber when she was finishing up. Isaacson described Da Vinci in terms I haven't heard before, how he put together his paintings, his active curiosity and search for information about most any and everything else and how it influenced the thought and techniques Da Vinci developed in his paintings. A look at painting/portraiture I hadn't known before.

So you ordered the book.

And if I don't read it I'm going to give up on buying books. Besides, I no longer have any shelf space to put them. I wonder if that will happen with cameras? Cameras, but no pictures.

Evening. Watched/listened to Democracy Now! as it ran in the living room while I was futzing on the computer. Nothing I can see coming up on television this evening, although I did watch a couple of things on the tablet earlier, maybe continue with them.

The photo up top was taken at the Defend DACA demonstration last month at the Oakland City Hall with Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.