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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

Week 06

finished Naomi Klein book, This Changes Everything… the earth is fucked, at least as far as human and animal habitation is concerned… the task of turning things around seems impossible and the news from the past is not promising… the best example of massive social change is the end of slavery which was brutal by all accounts… … Week 06