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August 19th, 2017

I took the train to downtown Dallas first thing Friday morning. A bit later, I was walking to catch the train back to Parker Road Station in Plano. I saw police cars and emergency vehicles. I worried there might have been an incident. I was a couple of blocks from El Centro College, where in the past year or two a domestic terrorist sniper killed several police officers.

This time the ambulance nearby was helping a man with no obvious wounds who did not feel well. Police and EMT people patiently helped him into a gurney so he could get medical care.

Friday night we watched "Over Her Dead Body", a pleasant light comedy. I kept trying to place the lead actress. I did not figure out until the closing credits that she was Lake Bell. I should have remembered before then.

Lately I read social media political posts that show there is a fine line between a true believer and a bot.

breakfast: brown rice cereal and skim milk
lunch: turkey sandwich with baked chips
dinner: Mediterranean chicken, fruit, slaw

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walking in the shade

We woke up early this morning. My wife left to catch a plane to Kansas City. She will spend the weekend with family.  Then she will view the Monday total eclipse. I did not wish to take Monday off work, so I am staying here for the 75% eclipse. Perhaps I'll get to see the 100% when it comes a bit further south in 2024.

I took Beatrice for a morning walk.  The park was quiet. I suspect everyone was out preparing for the first day of school on Monday.  After our walk, I rode for 90 minutes on the Watters Branch bicycle path near our home.  August is a bit less active for bird life--nesting is largely done and not much migration has begun.  I had a good time pedaling slowly for several miles.

I ate lunch at Dickey's BBQ.  Then I decided I wanted to walk in the shade. I went to SunCreek Park in Allen. There I could walk in the shade and on the Trail at the Woods. In addition to woodland  birds, I got a good luck at a Velvet Ant, the flightless wasp with vivid colors.

The rest of the day I largely rested. I went to Subway to pick up some dinner. I meant to get some chores and hobby stuff done tonight. But right now I think I may go lie down and rest.

breakfast: Kix cereal and skim milk
lunch: BBQ turkey, green beans and a roll
dinner: turkey sandwich and baked chips




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