Saturday, December 8, 2018

DAWN to DUSK

Dark Morning Dawning
Star like a Seagull 

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Every Year The Same Decorations
National Arts Club
East 20th Street
Gramercy Park
Third Avenue Irish Bar

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These Windows are Changed Monthly
Vintage Thrift
286 3rd Ave, New York, NY
Sewing Collectibles

  Revisit Childhood

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Another Morning
Buttermilk Sky

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Surprises in the Mail
This dish towel will be the brightest thing in my kitchen for the Holidays. From Leone Scanlon, one of my Massachusetts friends and it's so pretty I may just pin it to my vest and wear it to a party.

Painting from Patricia Wallace Jones I admired
"Something About the Moon"
Her golden hair and compassionate smile warms my heart.

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Another Dawn
Looking East
 
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Pale Friday beginning
 
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Friday Night

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 More Holiday Cards
My Right hand has developed a quiver, having to do with that arthritic thumb joint. Hence, these tend to go rogue and certainly one of a kind.
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Saturday I went up to little India to get incense for gifts...

Santa Con
was in evidence. Young folks start drinking early, gather with friends following text messages and spend the whole day getting drunk,
 
 searching for lost friends,
 
Cold and Lost.
 
I heard many a "Where the hell are you?" yelled as I made my way back home through careening bodies.

Sunday will be for their hangovers, my gratitude at not having been one of them and continued work on
Holiday Projects

More card candidates
 
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

PUTTERING

VERB
To occupy oneself with a variety of small tasks.
Sorting threads and scraps
Obsessively
Perhaps a piece developing
 Old Gestures Unearthed
For the Creative Center
Fundraising Art Show
Due on Monday the 10th
Will Finish with a Gold Pen

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Rose Petals for the Pennant for Mo
"A World Where Love is the Answer"

working with glue on this part
 
Stitches and Text to Follow plus Lace Streamers
It's got to get to Australia by the 20th
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Holiday Greeting Cards also in Process
 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

DECEMBER ARRIVES

Manhattan Morning

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Some thoughts on what can be lost, and what can't be,
when we share what we love.
"The Broccoli Tree"
https://youtu.be/ESyJop31cmY

Projects
Love Pennant for Mo to finish and Post

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Holiday Windows
(Boyer Gifts)

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Doll House
(ABC Carpet)

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Holiday Crafts
Dove Cote

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Christmas Past, Present and Future
still have some of last years card 
 
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The Tree
 
Gift for a Friend
Four Seasons
Spring is next

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Mother and Child Photo
Considering re-staging this in Holiday style for another Friend

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December Arrives
(Wilderness Calendar Page)
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https://youtu.be/z8Vfp48laS8
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Saturday, November 24, 2018

OKAY LIFE ON EARTH

Searching
On Full Moon Friday, I didn't shop.
I walked out at 6 O'clock,  walked East and West,
uptown and down for two hours,
Looking up in between buildings,
to no avail.
 
The only glow came from incandescent light.
No moon for me - Some stars.
There was a hydrant wasting water on Lexington Avenue,
workmen (not women) clawing out a crater,
doormen (not women) glad for a passing strangers smile.
The air was sharp and the odors from shops,
a sensory symphony.
Home to my cloth Sun/Moon
 
Okay.
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Bad News
Saturday arrived before dawn
when my front room radiator sprang a major leak,
spewing steam and soaking the floor.

Major moving furniture and unsorted stuff ensued.
Our Super is not answering his cell and his mailbox is full.
I can't leave a message.

Worked on sorting and discarding till too tired and will continue for several days. For now I'll just keep it off, but I'll need it eventually this Winter I think. Ongoing effort will be necessary.
Okay.

Good News
Grace Forest is heading home from the fairgrounds.

She evacuated with many critters when the fire got close.
 See what she says and shows.
She's a giant.
(Jude Hill is posting for her)
https://windthread.typepad.com/windthread/
Very Okay.
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Win Some/Lose Some
Okay.
https://youtu.be/czmaR4wVqoQ 
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Friday, November 23, 2018

BLACK FRIDAY

"The most commonly repeated story behind the post-Thanksgiving shopping-related Black Friday tradition links it to retailers."
"As the story goes, after an entire year of operating at a loss (“in the red”) stores would supposedly earn a profit (“went into the black”) on the day after Thanksgiving, because holiday shoppers blew so much money on discounted merchandise. Though it’s true that retail companies used to record losses in red and profits in black when doing their accounting, this version of Black Friday’s origin is the officially sanctioned—but inaccurate—story behind the tradition."
"The first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” was applied not to holiday shopping but to financial crisis: specifically, the crash of the U.S. gold market on September 24, 1869. Two notoriously ruthless Wall Street financiers, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, worked together to buy up as much as they could of the nation’s gold, hoping to drive the price sky-high and sell it for astonishing profits. On that Friday in September, the conspiracy finally unraveled, sending the stock market into free-fall and bankrupting everyone from Wall Street barons to farmers."
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 "Beatitudes of Buylessness"
Reverend Billy, activist actor, performs with 'The Church of Life After Shopping Chorus' and 'The Not Buying It Band' at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, New York.
(5 minutes)
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Not Shopping
Most of us will always have plenty to do so long as we have some energy, imagination and curiosity: art projects, home and personal maintenance, time with friends and family, or just walking out in the world. Reading, naps and meditation are free and freeing.

Full Moon
The precise time of the full moon is 05:39 P.M., although it's set to be impressive through the night as it rises in the east after the sun sets. 
https://www.countryliving.com/uk/news/a25260017/beavers-moon-november-full-moon/ 

Museum of Modern Art
Offers gratis admission between 4 and 8 p.m. on Black Friday as part of its Uniqlo Free Friday event and if you want to miss the inevitably huge line, arrive after 6 p.m.

More Free Things to Do

History

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

DUMB LUCK, HAPPY CHANCE and GIVING THANKS

I'd been following fires, wars and elections.
She sings the way I was feeling.
https://youtu.be/2rd8VktT8xY

Surprise from Jude Hill
The mail arrived reminding me of generous friendship
and I decided everything would be Okay.
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Serendipity
Ran into Joanne, my long time Yogi friend.
Hadn't seen each other for a year!
Happy chance
We walked to her place nearby so I could meet
"Milton", a real sweetie.
"Soon" we say.

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Monday dawned at Noon.
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Preparation for a Feast
Tri-colored Quinoi, Sweet Onion, Sweet eating pumpkins, Cashews, Fennel and Nutmeg...

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add Blue Agave

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Add Sweet Butter, and

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there's green string beans too.
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Accidental Event
One of the four 90 minute tapes broke.
Wish I hadn't given away my splicer.

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UNITED
by
Naomi Shihab Nye

When sleepless, it’s helpful to meditate on mottoes of the states.
South Carolina, “While I breathe I hope.” Perhaps this could be
the new flag on the empty flagpole.
Or “I Direct” from Maine—why?
Because Maine gets the first sunrise? How bossy, Maine!
Kansas, “To the Stars through Difficulties”—
clackety wagon wheels, long, long land
and the droning press of heat—cool stars, relief.
In Arkansas, “The People Rule”—lucky you.
Idaho, “Let It Be Perpetual”—now this is strange.
Idaho, what is your “it”?
Who chose these lines?
How many contenders?
What would my motto be tonight, in tangled sheets?
Texas—“Friendship”—now boasts the Open Carry law.
Wisconsin, where my mother’s parents are buried,
chose “Forward.”
New Mexico, “It Grows As It Goes”—now this is scary.
Two dangling its. This does not represent that glorious place.
West Virginia, “Mountaineers Are Always Free”—really?
Washington, you’re wise.
What could be better than “By and By”?
Oklahoma must be tired—“Labor Conquers all Things.”
Oklahoma, get together with Nevada, who chose only
“Industry” as motto. I think of Nevada as a playground
or mostly empty. How wrong we are about one another.
For Alaska to pick “North to the Future”
seems odd. Where else are they going?

 
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Stumbled Upon This
I subscribed to the site. Many Episodes.
I watched them all.
https://youtu.be/hEDWHQr2W jw
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Next
Rain for California Fires
An end to all Wars
Planet Healing
Universal Kindness 
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