29 July 2016

out roaming

long walks are just too hot for dog these days, so this weekend i left him home so i could put in some steps --- walked robert around tech, which he had not done before, and then this afternoon east palisades to devils racecourse shoals --- nearly 16 miles the last two days

28 July 2016

living in interesting times

the democratic convention this week has been a purty stark contrast to all the doom, gloom, and pissed-off white people last week --- the speeches last night rocked the house

biden: "we are america, second to none, and we own the finish line."

bloomberg: "together, let's elect a sane, competent person."

obama: "that’s why anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues, will always fail in the end."

finished wills' henry adams and the making of america, on a friend's recommendation --- was underwhelmed, but got a different overview of the first quarter of the nineteenth century

this little unit blooms twice a year --- love it -- gonna have four blossoms this time, six if i'm very lucky,

19 July 2016

culture shock

i finished up this little tome today --- five stars for a different perspective on america's history --- weirdly appropriate after last night's totally weird republican convention, which i could only watch in fits and starts

the river is low and the lake is down five or six feet

15 July 2016

new color

these miniature cattleya were given to me after they had finished blooming, so i didn't know what to expect --- #28 and #29, they are blooming together

14 July 2016

fort mountain

a dead place

as it was the two or three other times i've visited, new echota was just depressing ---

spring place

i got a few more chapters of the coochee project off to the client and, after writing about the cherokee, i decided to check out new echota and spring place in the twenty-first century ---

i was dismayed at the vann house (1805) to find that the state, guided by its republican sense of priorities, stuck a plywood-boxed column under the cantilevered stairs

but it's still there

09 July 2016

the good, the bad, the ugly

a grim week in america --- police executing civilians, and snipers killing cops --- i buried myself in my work and the flowers, and tried not to think about it --- except for the march to the park on thursday

03 July 2016

the fourth of july

it celebrates the birth of the united states, which began the demise of native america --- but those things happen i guess

the whole "make america great again" thing is just dumb, all things considered