July 9th, 2019 - Tue

Been kinda depressed the past couple of days. Mostly failing at my own strategies for coping with the greater world. Redoubling efforts to level myself off.

Finished The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin. It had been on my bucket list forever. Kinda feel embarrassed I never got around to reading it till now. I adored it.


Over the previous weekend we discovered our garbage disposal’s gasket broke, and had been leaking water onto the particle board beneath it.

Maint. replaced the disposal, and returned the next day to replace the wood, this time with a sturdy piece of lumber.

They have running water again at the Gardens at Lake Merritt!

We interi feel empowered by the rush and energy of running water!

Hey, you like turtles? Really?

Here’s a turtle hanging out with some fish!

Here’s a couple of that turtles buddies, getting in on the action!

While it may not be possible to visually discern them due to reflective surfaces, there are in fact six turtles in that photo!

This is Oakland.

This is a Clover in Oakland.

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Sorry to hear you’ve been down.

I didn’t even post: I recently saw a great documentary in a local theater:

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

It had a really deep impact on me, so much so that I kind of jumped into this new phase of my understanding without stopping to report back. :slight_smile: