Saturday, May 28, 2016

last Wednesday

grey at noon

sunny at 1:30

I neglected to report on the baseball game ~ we won! I met Ginger in our
cheap first row seats and we had a fine time talking and eating our crap
food: hot dog, garlic fries and ice cream. Expensive crap food makes it
taste better, don't you think? It was a wonderful day, as you can tell...

Friday, May 27, 2016

mummy scanning

Mummies and Medicine is the title of the small exhibit at the Legion
of Honor currently. I'm not one of those who is fascinated by the
ancient Egyptians' quest for eternal life, but some are, and they seem
to appreciate the interactive virtual dissection table and the two
mummies who are now in their afterlives ~ for about 2,000 years.
That part is amazing and of course school kids love all of this.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

unusual love story

Netflix is having a free DVD month and we watched The Danish Girl
last night. Beautiful acting in this loving movie about the first transgender
operation and all the heartache involved. How anyone can feel anything
but compassion for a person born into the wrong body puzzles me.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

part-time robin

IN THE NEWS (the prompt)

Must I listen
to this asshole Trump
every single day until the
November election?

I can’t bear it ~
the lies, the hate and god,
he is such a 
complete buffoon.

Americans should be
embarrassed by this
crude and dangerous
excuse for a man.

Is there a possibility
that he could be elected?
My stomach turns at
the very thought.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016


A friend at work sent me this link to an eagle's nest in Washington, DC.
The little ones are now teen agers, preparing to fly. There are two cameras
and one can spend a lot of time here. I guess the parents bring food every
afternoon (mostly fish, one kitten), but I have missed these sessions.
There is a lot of Q&A available on the web site, but go there at your own
risk, you will be amazed and delighted. For one thing, these are BIG
birds and I spend far too much time watching them do nothing.

Monday, May 23, 2016

1833 ~ Covent Garden

Red Velvet is tragedy (racism) and comedy (vain actors) and we enjoyed this
story based on fact. Ira Aldridge was a black actor who first played Othello
in London and was sent packing immediately. But he persevered and the
theater scene evolved and Aldridge went on to have a distinguished career,
touring Europe and helping to break the color barrier. Some of our favorite
actors: Carl Lumbly, Tim Knifing and Susi Damilano. At the San Francisco
Playhouse through June 30th. Oh, great set designs here too!

Sunday, May 22, 2016


We stayed up later than usual last night to watch the two hour HBO
movie All The Way and it was excellent. Bryan Cranston becomes
LBJ and Melissa Leo dons a black wig and brown contacts to morph
into Lady Bird. Man, politics were just as rough back then and the
country just as divided as it is now. Anthony Mackie plays MLK and
Frank Langella is a right wing southern senator. Fascinating ~ catch it!