Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Doubling Down --- Days 8/226&7

Walk: 1. PGCC Exercise, then later Book Group (So Big by Edna Ferber), and even later, Board                         Meeting 
          2.Various Appointments
Distance: 1. 1 hr. exercise class then private, 4.5 miles    2. 3.6 miles

    Saburo Hasegawa (Japanese, 1906-1957), Civilization, 1951, Ink on paper
     Isamu Noguchi (American, 1904-1988), Tsukubai, 1962, Granite and water

The days start dwindling and running together this time of year so Ciwt is offering a two days for one CIWT from the Asian Art Museum's current show of two artists born continents apart who became intense, formative friends during their brief time together. In 1950 Hasegawa, an established Japanese artist, was assigned as guide and interpreter to Noguchi when he was in Japan forming his artistic ideas. Each was concerned with the role of Japanese culture after World War II with Hagegawa feeling that Japan must now embrace both the old traditions as well as new and outside ways while, at the time, Noguchi felt Japan should look almost entirely to its own history and traditions and esckew the West.  Through rich conversatoins the two became each other's teacher, and, each in his own way, came to embrace the philosophy that "the strength of tradition lies in its adaptability to continuous change." (Noguchi, 1963)

Monday, November 18, 2019

Tour Slowdown = Errands Speed Up --- Day 8/225

Walk: Hood Errands
Distance: 3.8 miles

Roz Chast always nails it.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

CHRI__ What? --- Day 8/224

Walk: Cinema Club, Hood
Distance: 3 miles, small yoga

What you are looking at above is CRISPR under a microscope, the discovery of which is dramaticly changing the world.  Whether in positive or negative ways is anybody's guess, literally.  This is what Ciwt took away from her Cinema Club doc today followed by discussion with a prominent science writer.  

She's quite sure she wouldn't have chosen to see Human Nature* so became glad Cinema Club  screened it today.  (Her first reaction: Oh, no..) She wouldn't drag you to the theater, but the doc is very well done, informative to the layperson and the scientist alike (there are several in Ciwt's San Francisco audience) and does Not employ scare tactics or politics.  It's in most of our human natures to be curious, and you'll definitely walk out of the theater knowing more about your world then when you went in.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Buff Talk --- Day 8/223

Walk: No, Day of Rest and Talking with a Film Buff Friend About Movies
Distance: 0, Yoga

The cartoon makes fun of it, but Ciwt loves to talk movies with a few of her film buff friends.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Arty Introvert's Heaven --- Day 8/222

Walk: SFMOMA, AMC Kabuki (Ford v Ferrari), Home 💓
Distance: 5 Miles

New Thiebaud prints and old friend at Crown Point Press

Meeting with old college friend/artist, visiting gallereies and then eating lunch while catching up.


Escaping into a wonderfully long, thoroughly entertaining, beautifully acted movie about car racing.

Spoiler Alert: James Won a Tight Match*

Coming home for the finals of Jeopardy' Tournament of Champions. Ciw t was particularly dedicated that that event (and all the Jeopardy episodes these days) because it may be the last one with Alex.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Introvert Stretch --- Day 8/221

Walk: Screening Center Annual, PGCC Women's Harvest Lunch, APP Board Meeting
Distance: 5 Miles

Guess which one is Ciwt

So Ciwt took a break from her solo ways today.  A BIG one with two group events, a women's luncheon and, later, a local park board meeting.  Actually, Ciwt has lots of thoughts and does speak up at these things, but it always feels so unnatural, weird and dicey in these situations that seem to be about just going along and making no waves.  

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Drears --- Day 8/220

Walk: No
Distance: 0, just too uninviting out there but nice at home with odds, ends and cats

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Big Light Birds --- Day 8/219

Walk: PGCC, Mountain Lake
Distance: 4 miles, Exercise Class, Private Training

 Isamu Noguchi (American, 1904-1988), Bird Song, Bronze, 1952 (cast 1985)

Ciwt was charmed by the way sculptor Isamu Noguchi captures the lightness of birds and their songs in this tall heavy bronze at the Asian Art Museum's exhibition: Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasesaga in Post War Japan.