Fernandina Beach, Florida

February 28, 2021
Bob Humphrey
My Traveling Star
2003

The Birds

February 27, 2021
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
1963

In Christ There Is No East Or West

February 26, 2021
In Christ there is no East or West, 
No North or South; 
Only one great love 
Inside and out. 

True hearts everywhere 
Some deaf and some blind 
Singin' one melody 
Lost souls cannot find. 

Join hands and have faith, 
Whatever your race may be! 
Who serves my Father as a son 
Is surely kin to me. 

In Christ now meet both East and West, 
There is no black or white 
Only one great love 
Hatred cannot divide 

Join hands and have faith, 
Forgive your enemy 
Surely we're all a part 
Of one big family. 

Join hands and have faith, 
Whatever your race may be! 
Who serves my Father as a son 
Is surely kin to me. 

Join hands and have faith, 
Forgive your enemy 
Surely we're all a part 
Of one big family. 
Traditional
Mavis Staples, You're Not Alone album
2010

An Emptiness Inside

February 25, 2021
He woke up; the room was bare.
He didn't see her anywhere.
He told himself he didn't care; 
pushed the window open wide;
Felt an emptiness inside 
to which he just could not relate
Bob Dylan
"A Simple Twist of Fate", from the album Blood on the Tracks
1975

The Blue Dress

February 24, 2021

Akron, Ohio

February 22, 2021
Bob Humphrey
Akron Art Museum
2021

Dua Lipa

February 21, 2021
SET LIST
"Levitating"
"Pretty Please"
"Love Again"
"Don't Start Now"

The Towpath

February 20, 2021
Johan Barthold Jongkind
National Gallery of Art
1864

Screwed Up

February 19, 2021
There is a distinct possibility that I am profoundly and irreversibly screwed up. 
Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon
Julia Roberts as Maggie Carpenter in the film Runaway Bride
1999

Kent, Ohio

February 18, 2021
Bob Humphrey
Esplanade Gallery
2021

Peak Gop

February 18, 2021

My Traveling Star

February 16, 2021
Watch my back and light my way
(My traveling star, my traveling star)
Watch over all of those born St. Christopher's Day
(Old road dog, young runaway)
They hunger for home but they never stay
They wait by the door
They stand and they stare
They're already out of there
They're already out of there
James Taylor
"My Traveling Star", from the album One Man Band
2007

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

February 15, 2021
Bob Humphrey
My Traveling Star
2018

Stuck On Your Snout - Forever

February 14, 2021
"Problem is, you can’t accept that his relationship had a real short shelf life. You’re like a dog at the dump, baby – you’re just lickin’ at the empty tin can, trying to get more nutrition out of it. And if you’re not careful, that can’s gonna get stuck on your snout forever and make your life miserable. So drop it.”

“But I love him.”

“So love him.”

“But I miss him.”

“So miss him. Send him some love and light every time you think about him, then drop it.” 

Scary Movie

February 13, 2021
My past's a scary movie, I watched and fell asleep
Now I'm dreaming up these creatures from the deep 
Jason Isbell
"How to Forget" by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, from the album Something More Than Free
2015

Kyoto

February 11, 2021
Day off in Kyoto, got bored at the temple
Looked around at the 7-11
The band took the speed train, went to the arcade
I wanted to go, but I didn't
Phoebe Bridgers
From the album Punisher
2021

Tapestry

February 10, 2021

The Hill We Climb

February 9, 2021
When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never ending shade?
The loss we carry, a sea. 
We must wade. 
We've braved the belly of the beast.
We've learned that quiet isn't always peace.
And the norms and notions of what just is, isn't always justice.
And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it. 
Somehow we do it.
Somehow we've weathered and witnessed a nation that it isn't broken, but simply unfinished.

Problems

February 7, 2021
Though my problems are meaningless, 
that don't make them go away
Neil Young
"On the Beach", from the album On the Beach
1974

Money Got No Friends

February 6, 2021
“You see, kid? More friendly.” 

“All right then. What were you going to tell me about business that I’m not doing?” 

“Business is money. Money is not friendly. Kid, maybe you too friendly—too nice. Money is not nice. Money got no friends but more money.” 

“That’s nonsense, Marullo. I know plenty of nice, friendly, honorable businessmen.”

“When not doing business, kid, yes. You going to find out. When you find out is too late. You keep store nice, kid, but if it’s your store you maybe go friendly broke. I’m teaching true lesson like school.”
John Steinbeck
The Winter of Our Discontent
1961