Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Week 31 - 21 To Go

A cozy mystery set in a Scottish Bookshop, The Cracked Spine. Could have been faster-paced and could have omitted several of the taes (Scottish variant of to).

Monday, July 29, 2019

Spotted Lady Beetle

Coleomegilla maculata

Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle,
but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle. 
 - Arthur Schopenhauer

Monarch Butterfly

When I ran, I felt like a butterfly that was free.
- Wilma Rudolph

1st Sunflower

The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy
- Thomas Bulfinch

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Boeheim's Army vs. Gael Nation

View From Our Seats
Hakim Warrick
Andrew White III
Eric Devendorf
With The Win Over The Gael Nation
Boeheim's Army Moves On

Individual commitment to a group effort
--that is what makes a team work
-Vince Lombardi

Friday, July 26, 2019

Casey Park

Casey Park 

July foliage

Wilderness, ..., was an American idea.
- Stewart Udall

More interpretations at Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Trumpet Vine

Grant Street

orange trumpets call
from the insatiable green –
fanfares of summer

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Week 30 - 22 To Go

Brian Fies uses a graphic memoir to illustrate how fire changed his life in Santa Rosa, California.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Michael and I went to this year’s fifth-anniversary tour of the Tedeschi Trucks Band at CMAC. Joined by the acclaimed Americana duo Shovels & Rope, the husband/wife duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hears. Plus, Blackberry Smoke completed this year’s Wheels of Soul lineup. 

View from our seats. (Note: the beer man)

                              Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Silver-spotted Skipper

... if there was anything I learned from our skipper was that it's not how you look; it's how you perform.
- Neil Armstrong

More interpretations at Viewing nature with Eileen

Widow Skimmer (female)

The environment shapes people's actions.
- B. F. Skinner

Monday, July 15, 2019

Jim's Daylilies

I miss profusion...
of bloom, of green and the life
that is my Summer.
- haiku (author unknown)

The Grand Hotel

This evening Joan and I attended our third play of the 2019 season, Grand Hotel at the Preston H. Thomas Theatre in The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Weather was ideal. Once in our seats we surveyed the crowd which was somewhat sparse.

Review by David Wilcox.

Review by Len Fonte

Review by Broadway World.

After the play we went to Parker's for dinner.
  Kerry was our waitress.

Other shows of this season:

Grand Hotel
South Pacific

Working, A Musical

Loch Ness, A New Musical

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Week 29 - 23 To Go

An ad for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's sex- and gender-focused programs. Or Melinda Gates’ determination to expand global access to contraception. What does Mrs. Gates expect women to do here.

Thursday, July 11, 2019


The beach is calming
I love the beach and the sand
And being sun-kissed
- haiku poem

Monday, July 8, 2019

Week 28 - 16 To Go

He (David Brooks) takes us on his journey up the first mountain of outward success and professional achievement, down to the valley of midlife divorce and doubt, then on to a second mountaintop, this one characterized by commitment and community, love and connection.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Roses in the Neighborhood

                             Love and a red rose can't be hid.
                             - Thomas Holcroft