It's almost summer. From time to time, I do a brief summary of the previous year and what I plan for the coming year. This summer, I decided to do a photo flashback, a review of images--many of which I chose not to include in a post. So, summer blogging hours are now open, welcome to a small part of my world!
I still like to "take strolls" as much as possible, although I am not able to walk as fast or as far.
From time to time, I post about disability and coping in a world that is at times...surprisingly fascinating. Many of you have read about my recent change from one cane to two. As I am known to say, "it works. I'm still walking." I just have to be more aware of where and how I'm walking.
Events and people still hold focus. Most people are willing to share a photo op and usually during various events, I take photos often Here are a few to review summer 2017 until now).
2nd Tuesday feature three of the 4nth poets back together again for a special
night to join me onstage
SDSU Phi Kappa Phi 2018
Comic Fest 2018 Talking to the artists . . . . .
I stroll down Little Italy's Farmer's Market to enjoy the ambience and the fresh produce.
Balboa Park Strolling..................
Los Angeles . . . . . . .
Sea Port Village San Diego 2018 . . . . . ..
The Center for World Music is presenting a wonderfully inspiring concert series from Africa, the Middle East, and from(Click onto the website for more information)https://centerforworldmusic.org/event/songs-stories-series/
For the first concert with musicians from Africa, I Interviewed Matrida Umoja Band and Revelation Gospel Band on stage as a "concert intermission."
This is the Matrida Umoja Gospel Band
A surprise musical collaboration finale
And of course I have been practicing for concerts and poetry readings. Shout out to Center For World Music outreach program headed by Stacey Barnett. I enjoyed sharing Afro Classical piano music with seniors last week. A few of the composers whose piano works I played: Afro-Canadian composer R. Nathaniel Dett, Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor, African American composers Scott Joplin, and Harry T. Burleigh.
I took a few days off to rest before going back into preparations for several other appearances.
Oh yea . . .shout out to San Diego International Fringe Festival https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/festivals-and-street-fairs/san-diego-fringe-festival.aspx
Get your tickets now or at the door, if available. Some shows sell out early. Stroll by the bay, enjoy a meal in the Gaslamp Quarter or on the expanding restaurant scene on Market Street. Don't forget to stop at the Donut Bar on B street in the AM. Their donuts are works of art that have a creamy cake softness that melts in your mouth. The Donut Bar opens at 7:00AM and usually sell out before 1:00PM; standing in line for at least fifteen minutes is becoming an early morning tradition for regular customers.
Delores Fisher by the Embarcadero 2018
Oh yea, stop by the BIG Kitchen in Golden Hills while you're at the Fringe Festival. It's a San Diego institution! Fringe Festival even has a musical about Judy and the Big Kitchen:
You may get a glimpse of Judy the Beauty humming, dancing around the kitchen, or just hanging out with regulars, swapping stories about the sixties and seventies, and SHE DOES have recollections about a lot of folks back in the day . . .even me http://carpenoctum2.blogspot.com/2016/09/judy-beautythe-big-kitchen-saturday-am.html