COVFEFE

SMART CAR PARKED NEAR TULANE UNIVERSITY, NEW ORLEANS, Oct 19, 2017, photo by Jan Galligan


THE NEW YORK TIMES, By Matt Flegenheimer 
MAY 31, 2017

WASHINGTON — And on the 132nd day, just after midnight, President Trump had at last delivered the nation to something approaching unity — in bewilderment, if nothing else.

The state of our union was … covfefe.

The trouble began, as it so often does, on Twitter, in the early minutes of Wednesday morning. Mr. Trump had something to say. Kind of.

“Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” the Twitter post began, at 12:06 a.m., from @realDonaldTrump, the irrepressible internal monologue of his presidency.

And that was that.

ECLIPSE DIARY -- AUGUST 21, 2017

DATELINE: PUERTO RICO


Prepared for the eclipse with: Clestron 2X power Sun and Eclipse Observing Kit, notepad and pen, Barrilito.


2:21PM -- Santa Olaya, PR
Scheduled times for onset of eclipse, eclipse maximum, and final moments of eclipse
2:22PM -- Santa Olaya, PR
Viewing the onset with Celestron 2X viewer

2:35PM -- Santa Olaya, PR
Employing homemade reflection viewer -- USPS cardboard mailer, tape, pinhole, second white cardboard

2:55pm -- Santa Olaya,PR
Faced with scattered clouds, decide to drive north to Punta Salinas on the ocean front.
As we say on the island, "The coast is almost always clear."
 
3:31PM -- arrive Punta Salinas, Campomar
Set up eclipse viewing station outside Restaurante Campomar, order additional Barrilito

3:34PM -- Punta Salinas, Campomar
The moment of maximum coverage of moon over the sun.
"Watch out for cars passing too closely to viewing station ..."
(Note: t-shirt says: "BUMMER")


3:36PM -- Punta Salinas, Campomar
Last moment of maximum coverage
(Note: t-shirt says: "HUSTLE")

4:38PM --  Balenario Punta Salinas
Enjoying last minutes of eclipse, then plenty of time for a swim until sunset



DATELINE: Kenosha, WI

THURSDAY, AUGUST 03, 2017 - KENOSHA, WI

Amazon announced 1500 job openings at their new distribution warehouse in Kenosha. Job fairs and hiring seminars are taking place all week in the new manufacturing, shipping and receiving and light industry park on the western outskirts of the city.. Rumors say that the recently announced impending construction of a large screen television manufacturing facility by Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group could likely be located in Kenosha, next to Amazon,


UPDATE: MONDAY, AUGUST 07, 2017 - KENOSHA, WI

Possible future site of Foxconn manufacturing facility (right) and Welcome to Kenosha sign (left)



MECA art fair, San Juan, PR -- June 1-4, 2017 acquisitions with links to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook et.al.


Picture caption -  various items from the MECA art fair, on the couch at home in Santa Olaya, PR including: Kim Gordon LESS THAN NOTHING shopping bag (Embajada); his & her T-shirts from Rirkit Tiravanija & Tomas Vu (their GREEN GO HOME project); poster (MECA); books, postcards and announcements (various)



Picture caption -  (DETAILS): Ilan Stavans & Adal, I LOVE MYSELFIE, Duke University Press, 2017; Karlo Andre Ibarra, A VECES SUENO QUE CAI UN METEORITO SOBRE MI PAIS Y LO CONSTRUYE (sometimes I dream that a meteorite fell on my country and rebuilt it), Projecto Local, 2016; SINESTESIA (synthesis), photo exhibit by Arnaldo Cotto, Casa Aboy, summer 2017; JUNTE (join), special project in Adjuntas, PR, summer 2017; OUT OF SPACE,  curated by Andrea Bauza and Melissa M. Ramos Borges for FADS; MULTIMEDIA, Eva Mayha Projects; DOBLE AMARILLO (double yellow) painting by Julio Suarez at Galeria Agustina Ferreyra; MECA art fair poster; New Yorker magazine, May 15, 2017 issue; ESTADIDAD (statehood) informational flyer advocating statehood in the June 11, 2017 plebiscite on status for Puerto Rico, and the PIP (independence) position