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I don’t want your prayers.  I want a ban on assault rifles along with stronger gun control laws.  Columbine, Aurora Theater and now Club Q.  How may shootings will happen before action is taken?  I can’t help but wonder if a child of a member of Congress were killed in a mass shooting if that would be enough of a catalyst for change.  Apparently, the rest of us are simply considered collateral damage.

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Still Alive

That sums up last night. It’s been an active summer. Been busy avoiding Covid and Monkeypox. More to come soon. Here’s a teaser:

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April Fools’

Yesterday’s post was an April Fools’ joke.  I’m still working.  My VP approved my contract extension before she left but it was waiting for the CEO’s signature.  He signed it earlier in the week.  I have another 6 months of employment along with a higher billing rate.

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Avalanche in Slovakia?

I was watching new coverage of an 11-year-old boy who crossed the Ukraine border alone with a few possessions and phone number.  When the boy was reunited with his mother in Slovakia, he was wearing a Colorado Avalanche ball cap.  What a small world! How crazy is that?

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Lunch Date

Had a pricey lunch with Bruce today in the Highlands. Forty-three dollars for two avocado toast entrees and two ice teas. He picked me up in an Aston Martin he borrowed for the weekend. He let me drive it around the neighborhood. It’s a fun car to drive. The 12 cylinder engine packs a huge punch and sounds super sexy.

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Now Open

The much anticipated opening of Meow Wolf finally happened. Bart and I are going in a few weeks. I’m looking forward to it.

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And Now Boulder

Columbine High School, Aurora Theater, Highlands Ranch Stem School, and now Boulder’s King Soopers grocery store. The mass murders have to stop. And to think that a newly-elected Republican female representative from Colorado recently ran a political attack add which ended with the sound of gunfire. I hope her reprehensible behavior results in a single term in office.

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Out Before the Storm

Is it really spring?  The weather forecast calls for up to 4 feet of snow in the higher elevations with perhaps 18 inches in the city.  The snow will continue until Monday morning. These types of snow storms are normal for March in this area.

Friday night I hit the galleries with Bart and TC, who is a retired landscape architect.  It was a most enjoyable time as all enjoy viewing art.  The evening was one last chance to get out of the house before the storm, which, was originally due to start on Friday night.  The gallery crowd consisted of serious art lovers and collectors.  The lookie loos have not returned to art scene.  The spring art season is off to a good start even though winter is still here.

There was a buzz in the air.  Everyone was excited to be out of the house.  The evening was a small escape from a world dominated by vaccine and pandemic talk.  The focus was on the art.  And there was some stellar art to see.  

I found two pieces I would like to acquire but I need to think long and hard about buying more art.  Something will need to come off the wall to make room for new art.  I recently sent my tax papers to the accountant. I’d better not purchase any art until I find out if I owe additional taxes.  I also need to fund my SEP Ira for 2020 out of my regular savings.

After three gallery openings, we stopped in Blackbird for a late dinner.  The restaurant was not crowded which allowed us to isolate in a booth.  The waiter was friendly and attentive.  The food was tasty as always.  This restaurant consistently sets a high bar.

I’m headed out to shovel.  It’s best to shovel several times rather than try to tackle 18 inches of snow at one time.  It’s a heavy wet snow, not the fine powder of earlier season storms.  It’s also good exercise in place of a gym workout. 

Enjoy a few art pics while I shovel. 

Madeleine Dodge, Sanctuary, indigo on wrapped steel paels, 108 x 84, $17,496. Space Gallery.
Wendy Kowynia, Sea of Clouds 2020.38, woven fiber form with indigo pigment, 56 x 60 x 6, $26,000, Space Gallery
Mona Ray, Morning Comes to Consciousness, oil on canvas over panel, 53 x 40, 6,000, Walker Fine Art

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The Painting

Here’s the abstract landscape painting Bruce gave me. It’s now hanging in my dining room.

Meghan Wilbar, untitled, oil on canvas, 36 x 40

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