Nihonbashi Bridge In Snow

July 30, 2021

And A God Descended

July 29, 2021
Well, a God descended 
And the reason ended 
His life was lifted just above the law 
Dar Williams
From the album The Green World
2000

London

July 28, 2021
Bob Humphrey
2021

Living For The City

July 27, 2021
A boy is born in hard time Mississippi
Surrounded by four walls that ain't so pretty
His parents give him love and affection
To keep him strong, moving in the right direction
Living just enough, just enough for the city

His father works some days for fourteen hours
And you can bet, he barely makes a dollar
His mother goes to scrub the floors for many
And you'd best believe, she hardly gets a penny
Living just enough, just enough for the city

His sister's black, but she is sho'nuff pretty
Her skirt is short, but Lord her legs are sturdy
To walk to school, she's got to get up early
Her clothes are old, but never are they dirty
Living just enough, just enough for the city

Her brother's smart, he's got more sense than many
His patience's long, but soon he won't have any
To find a job is like a haystack needle
'Cause where he lives they don't use colored people
Living just enough, just enough for the city, yeah
Stevie Wonder
From the album Innervisions
1973

Solveig

July 26, 2021
Gustave-Max Stevens
1897

Vaccinated America Has Had Enough

July 25, 2021
Reading about the fates of people who refused the vaccine is sorrowful. But as summer camp and travel plans are disrupted—as local authorities reimpose mask mandates that could have been laid aside forever—many in the vaccinated majority must be thinking: Yes, I’m very sorry that so many of the unvaccinated are suffering the consequences of their bad decisions. I’m also very sorry that the responsible rest of us are suffering the consequences of their bad decisions.

As cases uptick again, as people who have done the right thing face the consequences of other people doing the wrong thing, the question occurs: Does Biden’s America have a breaking point? Biden’s America produces 70 percent of the country’s wealth—and then sees that wealth transferred to support Trump’s America. Which is fine; that’s what citizens of one nation do for one another. Something else they do for one another: take rational health-care precautions during a pandemic. That reciprocal part of the bargain is not being upheld.

Lost In Translation

July 25, 2021
Director: Sofia Coppola
2003

Faces #9

July 24, 2021
Photo by OSPAN ALI on Unsplash

Hope

July 23, 2021
George Frederic Watts
Photo © Tate 
CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)  
1886

Tonight The Heartache's On Me

July 22, 2021
Mary Francis, Johnny MacRae and Bob Morrison
Performed by The Chicks
From the 1998 album Wide Open Spaces
1994

Cooler Than Going Into Space

July 21, 2021

Loving Arms

July 21, 2021
Tom Jans
Performed by Livingston Taylor (with Leah Kunkel)
From the 1988 album Life Is Good
1971

The New Yorker

July 20, 2021
Malika Favre
2021

My Cleveland Heart

July 19, 2021
Jackson Browne and Val McCallum
From the album Downhill from Everywhere
2021

Dreamsicle

July 18, 2021
 A dreamsicle on a summer night
In a folding lawn chair
Daddy's howling at the moon
Better get home soon

Heat lightning in the evening sky
And my mama's red hair
Hearts breaking through the springtime
Breaking in June 
Jason Isbell
Performed by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
2020

Liverpool Quay By Moonlight

July 17, 2021
Atkinson Grimshaw
Photo © Tate 
CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)  
1887

Follow

July 16, 2021
Gary Louris
From the album Jump for Joy
2021

Monte Carlo

July 15, 2021
Jules-Alexandre Grün
1905

The Masked Ball

July 14, 2021

Matthew 25

July 13, 2021
For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,  I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’  Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’