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Week 29

As I look back on the week I am wondering when this pervasive sense of gloom will end. The news that 45 has deployed the Border Patrol to Portland, that he has established a secret police force to infiltrate so called "anarchic" groups and that he is installing his cronies at the Pentagon, bypassing congress in the process, all disturbs. … Week 29

Week 26

In which I continue to read Susan Sontag, On Photography, and ponder the nature of photography now, which seems little changed from when the book was written; read about the life of Frederick Douglass and make an internal commitment to learn more about Black History in honor of Black Lives Matter; discover that a friend has been undergoing cancer treatment since May; overhear one old men telling other old man about an old man with balls hanging down to his feet; conduct an internal debate about using the iPhone camera exclusively on my walks; AG Barr attempts to get rid of the lead attorney of the Southern District of NY and replace him with a crony, the move is not completely successful; the Cheeto-In-Chief holds a rally that is sparsely attended much to the delight of Liberal Media. … Week 26

Week 25

In which we return home; the Supreme Court affirms LGBTQ rights in the workplace; I continue to read Pema Chodron and Susan Sontag; the Cheeto-In-Chief holds a rally, mid pandemic; I see a Bald Eagle; I have an exchange with P around Qanon; I receive my copy of the book Memory, by Bernadette Mayer. … Week 25

Week 24

In which the vacation has its ups and downs, with too many downs; I read Susan Sontag, On Photography and Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart; I walk and walk and walk, completing the full length of the shore line under the Clayhead trail, from Mansion Beach to the North Light Parking Lot; my iPad falls tragically to its death; Black Lives continue to Matter. … Week 24

Week 23

In which we pack up and travel to Block Island and experience numerous frustrations and irritations in the effort; i start to re-read On Photography by Susan Sontag; Black Lives Matter protests continue, solidarity with BLM is found on the island, a wealthy, mostly white community; i have a dust-up with J and with H; i learn about the Boogaloo movement and Qanon and (mis)quote Bette Davis in All About Eve; decide that the Space X astronauts launch is more "Whitey On The Moon," has nothing changed? … Week 23