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Daily Life 2020
Daily Life 2019
Baltic and N&E Europe
Ca-Li-FOR-ni-A! (It's a Nation State)
Aloha HAWAII Mahalo!
Daily Life 2018
Mexico and the Caribbean Islands
Central and South America
USA - the WEST
Entertaining Sites Around LOS ANGELES
USA - the EAST
Amazing INDIA
Daily Life 2017
Daily Life 2016
Daily Life 2015
Daily Life 2014
Daily Life 2013
Daily Life 2012
Daily Life 2011
Daily Life 2010
Daily Life 2009
Daily Life 2008
Daily Life 2007
Daily Life 2006
Daily Life 2005
Daily Life 2004
Daily Life 2001-2003 (in my Gray People phase)
Gran'ma's photos
neither here nor there

'19 December
'19 November
Here and there around town and Thanksgiving Week in Saint Paul with Cynthia.
'19 October
Halloween fun plus a lot of around town too - three Getty visits, LA Phil, Little Tokyo, Rubel Castle, ETC!
'19 September
Home Sweet Home! All the trip pictures available - click on the Baltic and N&E Europe.
'19 July
Last month and then gone for a while.
'19 June
A few overnighters on the calendar already. Is there some thing about 72? Since that's my age this month...
'19 May
Back from the land of aloha and looking forward to a nice long weekend at The Ranch.

April in Kauai
'19 March
My tooth and etc...
'19 February
Soo much rain...happy happy lawn.
'19 February XANDER!
Xander is 17!
'19 January
Yikes! 2019. Next year is 2020. What?

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May 31

Back from The Ranch to finish off the month.

Lilly and I took Oliver to the dog park. He was the smallest dog in the small dog area but he held his own.

There are six choices of fabric glue here and Lilly is pointing at the best one.

Lilly's school project. So cute!


Michi spent the night when she was passing through LA from Mexico. A friend of hers came to pick her up and together they drove back to Santa Barbara.

I also had the stitches out of my mouth and it is feeling finally significantly better. What a relief.

May 21

SETTLED! My case that was supposed to go on until the end of the month is Done. I want to remember the names of the main guys: James E Curry attorney for the plaintiff and Howard Weitzman attorney for the defendant. They were countersuing each other so I'm not sure how that goes naming-wise.

The case settled in a closed agreement so here's hoping at some time all will be revealed. I'm hoping for a review of the proceedings in some formal way and I'll keep an eye out for that.

Randy Phillips was quite a character...let's see if I can remember any other names. We only saw Tohme and 3-4 other witnesses. Mentioned often: Tom Barrick, Phil Anschuz..

May 18

The Santa Monica Courthouse that now has too many fenced off areas to make a nice picture so I got this one off the internet. All day every day, that's me.

The oral surgeon kindly met me this morning, Saturday, to check my mouth because I was worried there was a problem. She assured me there was not a problem and prescribed a different antibiotic. So ten more days, and here's hoping.


May 13

Meet Juror Number 12, and that would be me, tied up for the next 2-3 weeks. I have to Set My Alarm, and get up, and Get Dressed. This has not been my life for more than 15 years. YIKES! I'm already fighting blisters because I have to wear SHOES and I ask you, when was the last time I did that?

May 12

Happy Mother's Day, from DAKL and LGD. Nice! And thanks to Darryl, Angela, Kaitlin, and Lilly for hosting a yummy Happy Mother's Day brunch, a game, visiting, and we watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which was a ton of fun.

The internet...I love the internet.

Kai! Cynthia sent these pictures from one of the many dog parks around Saint Paul. Dog parks in Saint Paul really are parks, so big and beautifully natural, like you're out in the woods and down by the river with free-ranging dogs having the best time.

May 11

I had the surgery on the 9th and here's what I look like this morning, on the 11th. Oh lordy, what will tomorrow bring.

They told me that next I could expect that blackeye beat-up-in-the-school-yard look.

Look what I got from Cynthia, sooo pretty!

May 8

A few normal days...walking, Monday potluck, Tuesday with the girls, final touches on the rental but then it was Bone Graft Day.

May 5

Lilly as Little Fiona in the Family Theatre, Inc performance of Shrek the Musical JR at the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre.

She had her first singing solo and she was GREAT!

ak...I think Angela did these, I got them off Instagram.

Me, Lilly, Liz, and Gary. YAY LILLY.

kk. Kaitlin did this one, I know because I was there!

May 4

Since I got back from Kauai on the 1st I've been sleeping late and going to bed early and tossing around for hours in the middle of the night. I also got to see the grandgirls and go out for a welcome home dinner, and Alex and Carol came by to visit and finish up some work in the vacant rental...a job that I'll be fussing with for who knows how long.

Then today I met Marsha at the Underground Museum for a day around town.

This picture is from google maps and it's the front of the The Underground Museum on Washington Blvd.

The place was totally surprising. The main exhibit was photographs by Roy DeCarava. I'd never heard of him, no big surprise. Check him out on google images for a thought-provoking experience.

The venue itself was originally four small storefronts subsequently purchased by Noah Davis as a work space and a home to raise his family. The huge back garden is a delight, and I want this display in MY back garden, just like this, all beautiful and sensuous aromatics.

I copied this from the MOCA website: "In 2015 MOCA and The Underground Museum launched a multiyear collaboration that realizes exhibitions developed by the late artist Noah Davis that use works from MOCA's esteemed collection of contemporary art. Davis, along with his wife and fellow artist Karon Davis, conceived of The Underground Museum as a space for exhibitions, events, dialogue, and artist collaborations.

"Located in the working class neighborhood of Arlington Heights, The Underground Museum is a cultural outpost complete with a garden and film screenings, dedicated to ensuring access to contemporary art and ideas for all of LA's residents."

Then for a change of pace we went by Marciano to check out the haps. They had just repainted the stairwell.
Marsha self-portrait
Reflected is a bit of the exhibit "Yayoi Kusama, With All My Love For The Tulips, I Pray Forever, 2011".

And here's what it looks like when you go inside.

Big fat bummer, the large installation space on the first floor was being readied for a new project to open at the end of June.

Lastly we ate at Guelaguetza, to finish off our artsy afternoon.
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