I read Open Veins of Latin America for my bookclub, it was rec-ed by Jimmy, Lauren's friend and Cindy's son, and it was brutal. Bru...tal!! if you want to know more about the exploitation of this part of the world from the 1400s Portuguese to the 1970s Americans, give this book a go.
I also rewatched My Favorite Universe done for the Great Courses people by Neil deGrasse Tyson because I love it so.
Modotti, a biography of the photographer, was an interesting read. She was a consort of Edward Weston who became a well-established photographer in her own right.
Thursday March 13, 2014_before I was all agog over getting little tiny still-green red peppers inside my big red peppers, while now it's double yolks in my organic eggs. The ever changing panoply of food.
Saturday March 15, 2014_I completed a task that had been bugging me for sometime wherein I had been putting stuff I didn't otherwise know where to put in the background white box. All is now put where it should be!! Of course, a couple of new projects came to light after going through all this which is really kind of cool :)
Friday March 21, 2014_Cindy and I went over the hill to get Lauren and Jimmy and while on the way back, as she drove, I took pictures of Goldie, and the kids, in the backseat. This is my favorite because it is me she's give a kiss to :)
Saturday March 22, 2014_We had our bookclub at our usual restaurant at 9am and when we were leaving I noticed this long branch pretty much just hovering above the ground and thought it lovely so, there you have it.
Friday March 28, 2014_Niles California_So David says, 'let's go antiquing' so I say, 'How about Niles!?!' so he says, "Cool' so we do. Niles is part of Fremont, the city where Lauren was born, we left it when she was 2. While there, she and I hung out in Niles a lot, many of our antiques come from this little district, but she hadn't been back since so, this was a trip down memory lane for me and a reminder for her. This, an establishment shot, shows the hills and the Niles train station. We drove.
I kept walking into the stores suddenly remembering them so well and even what I'd bought in them so many years ago. Lauren bought action figures of Jean-Luc Picard and Beverly Crusher here :)
A lovely window display with the palms, blue sky, and hills reflected, I really like how the dress becomes a part of the clouds.