Today was the first day it was warm enough to open the  window for the afternoon, happily enjoying  the clean breeze stroking my face past my nose igniting  past  memories of smells.


A normal afternoon along Alameda Creek  Levee, featuring some of the most important things—sky, trees, clothes, houses,  and a wall?


Amazing clouds after a few days of rain, Fremont does not really get much real rain, I mean  it drizzles, it may pour for 30 minutes, or it will rain off and on in the morning and then afternoon,  sun out and blue in the sky.


The bay is behind me, The camera  is facing north east towards the Sierra Mountains, Donner Pass and Reno,


Canadian geese live here all year round, never migrate, but its unusual to see one alone and maybe he is not alone I  and  I made this image which left out the others. i.e. this photograph is not REALLY representative  of the ?????,  the whole area, the real picture,  Phake?


No matter how real you might think the image is in a photograph, it is never a complete image of everything that is “at that time, at that place ”because  while time and place can be the same “that perspective” is always different. Even when the camera is on a tripod  and you take two shots, one after the other, the time is always different but still to the eyes of more than person  the differences might not be perceptible or meaningful.

I could spot/retouch this image, and I think I might, removing/smoothing over the highlight distractions. See what happens next time.


Sixthly unseptly and slightenly betrayed

Sora would accompany Basho on his trips around Japan, some would say where Basho brushed the ideal image Sora would later report the reality, but it is Basho’s haiku which  we remember, the fake story and not the true story of Sora, because of his presentation, that is one thing which Art is.


Any information on  computers is quantitative not qualitative. Its either a 1 or 0, and that include what appear as  images. With quantitive  information you can infinitely create any number of mathematical tools to make relationships between the individual pieces of quantified data , which can lead to an infinite number of interpretations which one can then sell to customers and anyone willing to believe.


With people like the mercers, the kochs, the trumps and the trump white hosue administration, the bannons, fanatical talkshow hosts,   this kind of information  is a great tool to deceive that group of Americans that are so easily deceived and which we see as trump true believers.


This is what quantifying  the human experience leads to, quantified data which  enables people  to put the different pieces together i ways which are out of context to make fake conclusions to groups of people who lack the ability to measure reality but are  thrilled to enter the world fantasy.


Guinomi are “one-gulp” cups to drink sake,  generally the term refers to the art of the container  as opposed to any container in which one might serve sake. Below are samples of ki sets, hagi, bizen, kyo style, euro oribe, oribe, sets,mashiko, and  you can see a Daruma .


One Saturday afternoon on Market Street probably a few blocks up from Powell Station, the kid looks about 12 years old… imagine his life thirty years from now…


Its the heads that catch  my interest, out on a Sunday afternoon in San Francisco,


A group of hippies, back then people would gather together, get stoned  and enjoy each other interacting  in a different setting,


It could be outside or it could be inside, one of those is really  me as I might have appeared  for 1/125 of a second 48 years ago,


Along Alameda Creek  Levee where I walk most every day, nothing happens too often,  a dead body floated by last year, no one saw it, we just know the place where the car went into the water was above and the it was found about 5 miles below, Most people were busy doing their normal daily lives.



Mu misintention and left unmentions

Would you ever? Nothing sever,
Only left  for for sickness fever.
Give or get , how never after
lose love that might,
or might not,
have been.

Alameda Creek, between Beard Staging and half way to Isherwood by the mile marker,



Attention to detail



Do you think that I live in a hollow log? Feet don’ fail me now!!



I have been walking  along the Alameda Creek Levee since Spring 2007. In the fall I began doing four miles a day, not always every day but pretty good.

I met a lot of people, of some of them I have made images, people who have interesting stories and regular updates.




Least you think I am not concerned, my local mall on the wall said something to us all.


Boskey’s revenge

I find it difficult to understand why people do things, i.e. motivation. I find it much easier and clearer to describe what they did.

Almost everyday I walk along Alameda Creek doing four miles, used to be 52 minutes, now at 72 years of age  its longer, but its just not du to my age, after 11 years I have met many people on the trail and I may stop and talk to the,


Where I find more it more common that people can agree on what what someone did, its much less common that people on agree on why they did that. Its easy to get agreement that person A shot person B, much more controversy when the subject moves to why.


I personally do not like psychology which seems to assume that there a “normal person” and that somehow individuals can be placed somewhere  on a “normal curve” based on only specific variable. People are like machines all made of the same parts  and as they live the “same parts”  may get worn in different ways but the “repair” is always to return  the parts to their original (“normal”) condition.


I prefer Sociology which uses the concept of “normative behaviour,”  i.e. behaviour which can be identified empirically as societal norms because it allows for individuals to be unique.



In socialization individuals develop into their adulthood , not due to anything special, a person is born, grows up and is an adult.


Alameda Creek changes  everyday, one day  I will post photographs of people I have randomly met while along the creek and who have become my “creek friends.”

I also like lines and shapes, it does not matter whether I see things which can be differentiated,  one thing from another and given a name.


and a person who tends a tree on public property. Why does this man  do that?


Why does one person treat people with respect while another gets pleasure by treating others with hate.


Why is a president who is a hateful despicable, cruel, unethical  and immoral person admired at all by anyone in the United States?


Boskey’s  Revenge was an annual event, with a reputation,  usually held in Boston area around St. Patrick’s day.  I know people associated with The Plough and Stars, where I used to sometimes drink half  and half  though I actually prefer  100%  Guinness,  located in Cambridge, between Central and Harvard Squares.


Wonce in a why-el

Saturday morning. up to my mutual misconverswayshuns, stopped and searched at Bayfair Station,


whyle misledconfusion sinks the mind over madder…


and where would I be if knot here?


I guess there.



If  knot for my  Boson Higgs  i might just be wandering around the universe aimlessglee and full of entitlements.


Maybe a little emptiness never hurt ,


while   they’re is know place to hide from a shado that follows me to knowhere.

The noren indicates the shop is open  business

Almost everyday I walk  four miles along Alameda Creek, when I started, Spring 2007,  I did it  in under 54 minutes,  now its longer, getting older, and stopping to talk to people I have come to know as “along the trail friends, ” …

Walking along the Alameda Creek levee

and if I am walking alone I listen to The Archers daily broadcast, Bloomberg Surveillance, P&L,  In Our Time and Car Talk reruns—never get tired of those brothers.

Walking along the Alameda Creek levee