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Here In Oakland

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September 28, 2017


Thursday. I did skip most of The Vietnam War last night and ended up turning the lights out after listening to the six minute news broadcast on NPR at ten to then awaken at six-twenty after the usual one or two bathroom visits during the night. So far, so good. They're saying the temperature will be better today and we're at ends, as there's nothing on the schedule until the weekend.

Had the avocado with cheese omelet, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast. Just under one forty-nine this morning on the scale. Still nothing particularly appealed when ordering and so settled on the omelet. Another morning over the three papers, in other words, reasonably clear headed and conscious.

The walk back a little different in the sense I'd passed by this guy walking to breakfast, not stopping to take a picture, but worrying when I saw he wasn't dressed for the cooler temperature and was lying flat against what much be cold cement. He was still there when I returned, but this time stopped and took the picture.

There were other people in the immediate area, one just out of the frame making a delivery to the store next door, but I wondered at my own timidity and lack of any action. Could he be dead? Hurt? Didn't seem to be, but then why had I had the thought? There are at least two and sometimes more homeless people sleeping in doorways in the mornings, but they have blankets and pads and seem to sleep there in their chosen spot every night.

Later. I did lie down for a while, but basically a day of watching stuff on the tablet, switching to the usual television news during the mid-afternoon. No thoughts to go out and get something to eat.

Evening. I did watch the parts of Democracy Now! I'd missed this morning, watched more of a Korean series on the tablet, watched the first three minutes of The Vietnam War and then went back to bed. They're saying the temperature tomorrow (low eighties today) will be much better.

The photo up top was taken Sunday at the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.