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I was off work from Christmas Day to January 5th. I had been plagued with a skin disorder for a little over two months. A dermatologist put me on Prednisone three days before Christmas Eve, and it was a relief! to get back to normal. I spent Christmas day and most of the weekend in Fort Worth, then flew back home to quickly play a service, then packed & flew to San Francisco for a week of just walking around. I implored Israel to come with me but he was determined to use the time (re)photographing New Mexico. My guess is that I walked about 12 - 15 miles a day. I only used the rental car on two days. I used the transit system intermittently. I tried to see a movie every day. Lots of art. Good food. Nice drafts all over town in San Francisco. I even managed to have a little fun.

Museums: Hopper in Dallas, the new Piano Pavilion @ the Kimbell, the vapid Mexican show @ the Modern in Fort Worth, the charming Lobel show @ the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Anders Zorn and Matisse @ the Legion of Honor, and most spectacularly - the Hockney and Bulgari shows @ the de Young. If you have a chance to see them, you should not pass it up!

Movies:
Dallas: American Hustle, Inside Llewyn Davis. Fort Worth: The Wolf of Wall Street. San Francisco: Reaching for the Moon, Her, Breakfast at Tiffany's (@ the Castro), The Past, Raising Arizona (@ the Castro), Blue is the warmest color.

A flickr set.

A week off

Jan. 1st, 2012 09:26 pm
...lots of time to wander around.


To those on my friends list that still post - thank you!
I feel privileged to follow your lives & thoughts.

To each of you - a happy new year!
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After Christmas
I went to Fort Worth, to Houston,
 
 
 
 








 
 
 
and to San Francisco.








      
 
Lots of time to walk around,
to think,
 
and just do nothing.
 
 








'08

Jan. 5th, 2009 10:48 pm
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: a c l i e n t -s i d e P O S s y s t e m - & c
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( m a y b e e v e n s u b l i m e ) c h r i s t m
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4 p i e c e s | e x e r c i s e c o n s t a n t :
s w i m m i n g 1 h o u r o n a v e r a g e 2 .
5 d a y s a w e e k | m o r e d i a g n o s t i
c t e s t s t h a n a n y y e a r i n m y l
i f e | h e a l t h c o n c e r n s i n a s c e n
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'08

Jan. 5th, 2009 10:47 pm

n d h o u s e m o r t a g e | i t o u c h p u r c
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0 4 | b e a r e v e n t s a t t e n d e d c o n t
i n u e d t o d w i n d l e - o n l y B P - d o
w n f r o m 2 i n 0 7 | 1 s t y e a r s i n
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| l e s s c o n t a c t w i t h g a y s i n g e
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c o n s i d e r a t e / r u d e / a n n o y i n g p e o
p l e i m p r o v e d | r e b o u n d s f r o m a
n x i e t y / d e p r e s s i o n a t t a c k s i m p
r o v e d & s e l f w i l l e d | m o r e l j e n
t r i e s t h a n t h a n e v e r b e f o r e |

year's end

Jan. 5th, 2009 08:24 pm

free hit counters

..very satisfied with Christmas Eve. Solo music: Prelude & Fugue in D - BWV 532, Antalffy-Zsiross - 'Madonna', and as a request - Pachelbel Canon on piano. Scott came to the later service and followed me home. We sat and drank wine and talked for 3 hours.

Christmas Day - flew to Dallas. Christmas Dinner at St. Martin's with Israel & Mark & Joan. Then to Fort Worth with Israel and a quiet 2 days. Back to my routine on Saturday evening.

Back to DFW on New Year's Eve. Didn't drive up to Carrollton for The bear party.

New Year's Day - drove to Houston with Israel - a nice time relaxing in bookstores & museums. Found a terrific men's only used clothing store and bought a new suit. Coffee with Jay on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday - very nice to catch up with him. Went out on Saturday night and ran into people - it hadn't occurred to me I would see guys I knew. Among them: the always sexy Dutch who gave me enough of an ego boost to last all of 09, the always sweet Jorge, and the always mercurial Mike A.

'Slumdog Millionaire' on Sunday evening - it's great.

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