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Magpie July 22, 2019

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Watercolor over charcoal.

Sobek and Skinbad took Dave fishing. July 20, 2019

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They sure were cute, 30 years ago.


Bird July 19, 2019

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It’s been a big day for birds for me.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird July 19, 2019

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Mountain Bluebird July 18, 2019

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The Intermittent Fasting Thing July 17, 2019

Posted by skinbad in Food, Personal Experiences.

It seems I’ve been around a lot of diets and dieting lately. I guess it’s part of the age of my peers. I had a wake-up call late February (nothing serious–just “Holy shit, when did that happen?”) and decided to try intermittent fasting. Retired Geezer gave a little boost with a comment that it was easy and he had lost a few pounds. I’ve dropped thirty pounds since then and am as surprised as anyone because I’ve never really watched what I eat and I don’t have a lot of will-power. I’m just saying it because what R.G. said helped me, so maybe if someone needs a boost, it might help you to know if I can do it, you probably can too (if you want to). I’ve noticed people who have a new “life style” often want to evangelize on it quite a bit. That’s not what I’m after. There is tons of information on the interweb and YouTube in particular. I’ll answer questions in the comments if anyone has any.

Be Like Coleman Sweeney July 1, 2019

Posted by Retired Geezer in Fashion, Science.

Booker Makes a Solid Play for 0.3% of the Electorate June 27, 2019

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Cory Booker sez:

We Don’t Talk Enough About Trans Americans, Especially African American Trans Americans

Naw, Mr. Booker. We talk plenty about social justice and its myriad fractionated, intersectionalized plaintiffs.

We don’t talk enough about heroes.

*That 0.3% estimate of the number of trans people has since doubled, but I personally think that doubling has a lot to do with the trendiness of alternate gender definitions. All the cool kids have a funky gender. I assume that once the novelty and notoriety wear off, things will go back to normal, but then I thought that about rap music as well.

Black-and-white Warbler June 27, 2019

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I found a beautiful painting of a black-and-white warbler by Winston Porter and fell in love with the technique, so this is my experiment with his style. I love it.

Re-winged Blackbird June 22, 2019

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I did this in an airport during a layover today.

The Father’s Day Anthem June 16, 2019

Posted by Retired Geezer in Family, Personal Experiences.

Still applicable today, even though it’s not very PC.

Northern Cardinal, the Sequel June 15, 2019

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I’ve done a cardinal before, and I don’t usual do repeats, but I have a friend who is going through some stuff,  so I’m going to surprise her with a cardinal.