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Vacations

Visited Dylan

Had lunch with Dylan in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, filmmaker John Waters’ hangout. Ate lunch at Rocket to Venus, a John Waters’ favorite. Really good vegan place. Recommended.

Also stopped by Atomic Books, a very hip and cool bookstore.

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Vacations

Went to the Philadelphia Flower Show

We visited the Philadelphia Flower Show for the second time. The theme was “The Rivera”. An amazing show, as it was last year.

We also did some sightseeing. We visited the National Constitutional Center on Independence Mall. Very well done. Particularly enjoyed the live performance. Not crowded at all.

Ate all our meals at the Reading Terminal. Kamal’s Falafel shop is very good.

We took a walk down the Penn Landing, which took us through the Old Town area. Saw City Hall. Massive.

We also saw the Love sculptor, create by Robert Indiana.

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Quotes

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. – Andy Warhol

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Quotes

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol

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Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. – Rumi

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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi

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Vacations

Trip to West Palm Beach/Spring Training

Went down to West Palm Beach to watch the World Champion Washington Nationals play a couple of spring training games. And also do some touristy things in the area. Good time all around.

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Films

Two Popes

I liked this one. A serious story, well told.

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Films

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Like all Terrentio movies, this one was both great and terrible at the same time. I’ll take it though. Not many lively movies these days. And great music.

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Films

Parasite

I thought this movie was – at best – pretty good. At best. A great example of PC and rich guilt IMO.

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Poetry

If

by Emily Dickinson

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Exercise

RJ Clinic

Played tennis at the clinic. I really need to make some changes, but unfortunately, I don’t know what to change. I simply don’t try hard enough. Telling myself to try hard doesn’t work. So what do I do?

This might be something to think about.

6. You Settle for Less

Being content with what you have in life can be a good thing, but it can also lead to a lack of motivation. If you’re content and feel like you’ve settled in life, you aren’t going to be motivated to try new things. You believe you’ve gotten everything you can, so what would be the point of working for anything else?

If you want to improve your motivation, you need to realize you can have more in life. It’s good to be content with what you have, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be striving for something better.

link to article.

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Gardening

Planted Two Winterberries

I planted two Winterberry bushes in the backyard today. I really need to buy some dynamite to make holes back there. I literally have to get out an ax to cut through all the roots.

Winterberries are native to Minnesota but will grow here. They want partial shade, so they should be good in our backyard. The female is a Winter Red, the male a Southern Gentleman. Apparently these two are a good pair since the Gentleman blooms late.

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Films

1917

Went to see Sam Mendes’ 1917 today. Overall, I’d say it was rather gripping. The “one-shot” camera working seemed to really put the viewer inside the movie, and the first hour or so was pretty intense.

On the other hand. The whole thing seemed a bit far-fetched. Why would the British send only two men on such an important mission? I know they said they would travel faster than a larger group, but why would they send several groups? Why wouldn’t they use the airplanes? The whole thing seemed highly implausible to me.

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Quotes

Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future. – Jimmy Carter

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Too many of us now tend to worship self indulgence and consumption. – Jimmy Carter

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Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent. – Jimmy Carter

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When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

― Albert Camus

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Quotes

Sometimes you just have to bite your upper lip and put sunglasses on.
― Bob Dylan

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Money doesn’t talk, it swears. – Bob Dylan

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Events

Went to Capitals Game

Dylan, Yavar, and I went to Capital One to see the Capitals play the Nashville Predators. Lost 5-4. The Caps goaltender accidentally passed the puck to the other team, which resulted in a goal. Whoops.

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Big crowd.

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Books

Portraits and Observations: The Essays of Truman Capote

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Gardening

Planted Winterberries in the Commons

Nancy and I went to Falls Church Merrifield and bought some Winterberries for the Commons (I also got a couple of our yard).

Joyce and I planted them in the Commons.

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Events

Steve Forbert Show

Went with Dylan to the Steve Forbert show at the City Winery in DC last night. He played the Jackrabbit Slim in its entirety, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of its release. His band was truly outstanding! City Winery is a fine place to see a show, more than decent food.

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Poetry

THE HEART

By Emily Dickinson