Friday, February 26, 2016
This week I saw the movie, "The Race" about Jessie Owens. Key issues were the rise of the Nazis in Germany and racism in the US. Then I attended the script club by the Cleveland Playhouse where the topic of the play was the Child Protection system, and finally last night attended a program for Black History Month. The speakers there were from the Cleveland YWCA. They demonstrated a program they use to bring racial bias to one's consciousness. This round able type discussion is offered to businesses and government departments including law enforcement. So a week of heavy issues, but it was great in that it stretches my thinking.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
We are visiting in LaFayette, Ca where we watched granddaughter and her Odyssey of the Mind team work on their project. There are using real tools like an exacto knife or sewing machine. I spent the time in the back yard throwing the frisbie with my grandson. It landed on the roof! Papa G relaxed on the patio.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Opera. We saw Turandot by Puccini. It was great as usual. My friend and I had extra time before it started so we stopped at World Market. In the checkout line I started talking with the man behind me. He has worked as a commedian and speaks 5 languages. He could talk with great accents which he demonstrated to us. It was just a special treat.
G is at the IX Center in Cleveland at the International Motorcle Show. The joke here is that I tell him, "You can look at any woman you want but not at a motorcycle, because you bring the motorcycle home ." He is late coming home and I am worried. Just kidding.
Friday, January 29, 2016
I just finished reading Then Comes Marriage by Roberta Kaplan. What a great book. Roberta is the attorney who took the case to the Supreme Court that brought down DOMA. Besides the legal explainations, it tells the personal story of both Roberta and the Edie Windsor who brought the case. What an effort they made in time and energy to make this happen.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
I am trying to do less this year. So decided to not take take the second class and I have dropped out of one of the clubs I was involved in. But don't worry, my calendar is still full. I am trying to exercise three or four time a week.