Saturday, February 5, 2022

Thursday, February 3, 2022


EVERYONE LOVES A SNOW DAY but we had a few of them recently. Snow and cold. And I didn’t enjoy being stuck inside after being mostly stuck inside during the pandemic. So I almost went out with my sign in the light rain today. Only almost. Even drizzle could ruin the sign. Tomorrow might be raining again. I hate to miss a day with the sign. It gets me up and going in the morning. I set my alarm for 5:30. I drink a big glass of hot water first thing because I read some Asian guy who said to. It cleans out toxins he says. I meditate then go to the lobby and get the Times that’s there in a stack for me. Not many people get one. A dozen maybe 15 in a 20-story building. I spend a little more than an hour with the paper before I have to get ready to go get a subway downtown. Less than a 10-minute ride. I see people downtown who walk by the sign and me everyday. Some smile through their mask and nod in agreement. Some look right past/through me every day. I believe the sign’s message and even the ones who seem to ignore it must too. Some cars beep and give a thumbs up.

Monday, January 31, 2022

A photographer who I see on youtube. Daniel Milnor. Here he talks forcefully about reading. You might be put off by his looks and glasses and all. Give him a chance. His photography videos you might like.

Sunday, January 30, 2022


A TOTALLY INTERESTING CONVERSATION between Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein about Bernstein’s new memoir about his early days as a very young reporter on ‘The Washington Star’ the afternoon paper. This talk is hosted by the wonderful bookstore in Chevy Chase, Politics and Prose, which does the best job at author talks and readings. Look them up on youtube where I got this.