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Here In Oakland

Art & Life


October 30, 2017


Monday. Dropped off to sleep easily enough last night after what I'm realizing was an unusually foggy/spacey day. They just happen more often I guess. Not something I'd like to get worse as time goes along, but then I'm not sure there's a solution to the problem. Anyway, awake at six to get up and walk to breakfast on an overcast and cool morning, a decent enough walk to have the Eggs Benedict, country potatoes, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast. Seemed right.

The walk home taking the usual set of pictures, passing by the parking lot at the base of my hill fronting Grand and Euclid that had been taped off by what I thought were PG&E people, the picture taken on the way home when they'd gone. They've approved the construction of an apartment house on the site so maybe there's now some related activity starting up, maybe not.

A dark grey overcast, almost looks like it could rain setting out, but the weather people are saying no chance until later this weekend and there's some sun poking through now that it's ten-thirty this morning. Nothing going on to keep me inside, really, and nothing so far to get me out the door. Some dry mouth for about an hour just now, otherwise feel reasonably coherent (unless I'm kidding myself). Monday. In Oakland. Kidding myself.

Later. I find that by about noon the head often becomes fuzzy to the degree that writing here loses any attraction and so, since I do write, the results are less than wonderful. Thus it's not surprising that I find and correct (in a perfect world) all of the various glitches and scrambled sentences that I'd written the day before.


Found more than a few lapses in yesterday's entry again this morning. Not sure there's much that can be done about it.

Later still. Screw it. Took a full dose of the pain meds after noon to see if they wouldn't dial back the sinus-upper palate thing and it seems to have worked. We'll stop hassling over taking the damned stuff.

Otherwise a decent afternoon listening to the news, futzing a bit with the guitar and continuing watching a couple of things on the tablet. No desire to go anywhere and so haven't.

Evening. Watched Democracy Now!, skipped Father Brown, watched the Trump related first two Charlie Rose interviews and then went to bed to continue on the tablet. An evening not unlike many another evening living up here overlooking Lake Merritt.

The photo up top was taken yesterday at the Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos Festival with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.