Saturday, November 26, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
|Inflated Race Gateway|
and Washington Grade School
|Male and Female Surf Scoters|
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Last November also found some of us at a Pierce Transit bus hearing. The “We have been here before” pattern this time reinforced for me thoughts from much earlier Pierce Transit conversations.
A route along Tacoma Avenue from Stadium to the County-City Building was considered, and I remembered that.
Right now Routes 13, 14, and 16 on Tacoma Avenue at Norton Memorial Park verr downhill to the left from Tacoma Avnue to go downtown on St. Helens. The route I remember would hav verred uphill to the right to pass Norton Memorial Park to continue along Tacoma Avenue to the County-City Building.
At the Main Library in a Northwest room file an article describes a Shuttle Service suggested for downtown in 1994, twenty-two years ago. This article might have been about the plan I remember.
On our current map of change plans there are gray lines that guie me to connect Route 3 and Route 13. Rought 3 is to be changed and Route 13 is to go.
A plan could continue Route 13 uphill to the right to pass Norton Memorial Park and continue to be Route 3 along Tacoma Avenue to the County-City Building.
Who would this help?
----------This would help senior citizens who use walkers and live in three large buildings on G Street. G Street is a block from Tacoma Avenue. Seniors who use walkers find downhill is a barrier. It is downhill from Tacoma Avenue to St. Helens.
Three large buildings in those blocks are for seniors. Other seniors live in other buildings on these blocks. Any who use walkers could then use bus stops on Tacoma Avenue.
The bus on Tacoms Avenue would keep service to old town. I oppose removal of service through old town.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
|One of Three Baby Squirrels|
In this summer at the treeLeaf shapes, sun shapes
from above and below.
In the park gutter a brown scrap,an animal. Check to see,
I said to no one, check to see,
I said to how its breath rose and fell.
Together five or six gathered,messaged a photo and called.
Almost four hours. then it regained
consciousness, a baby squirrel.
its back legs could not move.
2.Bank statements and some drafts
I have shredded.
I found the squirrel I remembered
in a binder of lists of expenses.
And in an appointment book.And in a diary entry, in 1993:
Two girls in a car called at me that there was an injured animal in the street back at Union. I went back when I saw their car just went on.
The squirrel was trying to get up. I got off my bike in the middle of Union but cars went by, over above its head. It was trying to get up. I was screaming. I made a guy help me get the cars to go another way.
A man from a house brought a rake and tipped the squirrel onto the rake and brought him to the parking.
After it hubbubed down I sat and crouched near while it lay on the grass & by some evergreen shrub. Breathing. I pushed a fly away.
At the vet they said his back was not broken and neither were its legs. Maybe it had internal injuries or maybe brain damage.
I brought him to my apartment on the bus. I waited for the bus at the bike shop. I got them to pick up my bike at the vet, and it is there getting a check over and having the brake fixed.
The vet had fed him thin gruel from a dropper, a syringe without a needle. I found I could not. Olympic Wildlife Rescue phoned. They said someone would be by. And I should not try to feed him more.
I waited. In the box the squirrel lay breathing. Now & then he moved some. A coupld of hours passed. When Olympic Animal Rescue came, he was sitting up in the box. But it was hard for me to see in there.
To wait for Animal Rescue,as I waited in 1993 in May
In my apartment on the third floor,
the day was warm,
the apartment was warm and quiet,
and the squirrel sat up in the box.
3.Near the park gutter in 2016
A United Way worker
another younger fellow
his sister, one arm in a cast
with her boyfriendall of us gathered
where we waited, lifted
the baby squirrel
over to the tree trunknearly four hours
it regained consciousness.
They brought the squirrel
inside my shoeboxto her mother's house.
4.Look for the mother.
In this summer at the tree.
Leaf shapes, sun shapes
from above and below,
At the scrap there were peoplewho made cars turn away.
always home all late summer
the squirrel who was
the mother, her way down,her way up, leaf shapes,
shapes of sun. All late summer.
All that done, the four had
to go together throughthe shapes of leaves,
along the gutter one scrap lay,
her heart that felt.
She and the two then had to descend.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Is this the second day of autumn 2016? How only once or twice I managed to take a walk along the waterfront, once from downtown to old town, once out at point defiance. Today I wish to post a photo changed with effects, of Cormorants - and today I posted a video at Facebook called Cormorants At The Waterfront.
|Cormorants August 2016|
Thursday, September 15, 2016
|People's Center Room with Mirror|
The City Manager, Mr. Broadnax, said libraries would be funded without cuts, and at the North End meeting one of the Friends of Tacoma Public Library did bring up the earlier cuts that have had an effect on library open times and on staff. At the New Tacoma meeting I mentioned a concern for the Valhalla Hall and the MLK Subarea, where the light rail will arrive in the near future.
The North End meeting was at Trimble Hall, rather new at University of Puget Sound, the New Tacoma meeting was at People’s Center. My trip to Trimble Hall began from the Puyallup Station on the 400 Pierce Transit, to the Dome Station, where I transferred to a 13 Pierce Transit and continued to transfer after a supper break in Old Town at the Spar Café. The water in the sunshine at the dock looked cold at high tide, and a little choppy. Such a beautiful time to be at the very old café. The 13 became the 14 at Proctor and continued to UPS.
Wednesday evening at the People's Center we met in the Board Room, which contains a large mirror. It is interesting to watch, soon one does realize how important this is to dancers. I took my bike to People’s Center. The ride back as it became dusk required a back light, which I had with me.
Friday, September 9, 2016
|Bingo Set 1938|