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Occupy Philadelphia

While seeing the highlights of this city, my 24 hour visit managed to coincide with the deadline day for the Occupy folk to vacate City Hall. 5pm came and went and they stayed. No violence; no police action; lots of news coverage. Don’t know what happened the next day, but I did get some shots of their last ‘legal’ day. Slideshow here.

Apologies – wrong link

If you received my August Art News and tried to read it in your browser, you didn’t succeed!  Apologies for forgetting to change the link (since June!).  I’ve now added a menu item to this site that will link to the newsletter archives in case you’re so inclined.

And now for something completely different

My cousins Shirley and Bill Freeman have just completed a project in memory of her parents, my dear cousins who both died in 2008. Shirley and Bill sponsored a Bright Space in the Bayview Hunters Point area which will open next week. [Bright Spaces is a program of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, whose mission is to brighten the lives of children and families in distress.] They asked me to photograph the setting up of the space today and, while I’m not around little kids much, I must say it was really a fun day. There’s a slideshow here that shows all the eager hands putting together (and sometimes playing with) little furniture, a doll house, toy shelves, etc. Plus lots of reading of instructions…. The ribbon cutting ceremony is next Wednesday, after which the slideshow will expand.

A Good Story

This is just a good story – emailed to me by a friend in NY. No politics, no religion….enjoy! I did.


This wonderful piece by Michael Gartner, editor of newspapers large and small, former president of NBC News and 1997 Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial writing is well worth reading. Here goes….

My father never drove a car. Well, that’s not quite right. I should say I never saw him drive a car.

He quit driving in 1927, when he was 25 years old, and the last car he drove was a 1926 Whippet. Continue reading »


Well, they say “in for a penny, in for a pound”….  So I shut my eyes and spent lots of pounds – well, OK, it was dollars – on a large format printer so that I could print my own photographs.  It’s a monster piece of kit sitting on my desk – yes, on a boat – but it does a good job.  My first 11 x 14 prints, framed to 16 x 20, are on display at the SF Women Artists Gallery for their September show. Opening reception is Thursday September 9 from 5:30 to 7.

Crab Pots grabbed my eye while walking near the docks in Half Moon Bay; Heavy Metal is a close-up of some of the ‘stuff’ on a barge off of San Francisco’s Pier 54.

Half Moon Bay Hike

From a sunset hike out to the Mavericks last weekend. Nice evening, nice people, good excercise, photos, seafood and dancing.  Doesn’t get too much better.

Headlines from 2030

This arrived in my email today – couldn’t help but share it.
Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia, formerly known as California.

Castro finally dies at age 112

Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.

Global cooling blamed for citrus crop failure for third consecutive year in Mexifornia and Floruba.

White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia’s third language.

Floruba voters still having trouble with voting machines.

Baby conceived naturally! Scientists stumped.

Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage.

Iran still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least 10 more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels.

France pleads for global help after being taken over by Jamaica. No other country comes forward to help the beleaguered nation!

George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036.

Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only.

85-year $75.8 billion study: Diet and exercise is the key to weight loss.

Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.

Massachusetts executes last remaining conservative.

Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights.

New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2031.

IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent.