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30 Minutes a Day - Day 1

So I'm writing 30 minutes a day for 30 days for the American Cancer Society. It's International Worker's Day today. It felt like I was working.


Gallery 1855 was where I started out. It's not the one in Australia. There is one at Davis Cemetery District & Arboretum in Davis, California. It took me longer than expected to get there, so I was late. That began a long day of twitching for me.


The nicest thing that happened to me this morning was meeting Judy Fisher at Gallery 1855. She popped eleven acrylic paintings up in no time...by herself. They aren't small paintings. Most were 36 X 36-inch. While she was hanging them, one of her co-workers shared that someone was camping on the grounds. About a year ago, a federal court ruled preventing agencies from clearing encampments on public property unless they can offer shelter as an alternative.


Emergency shelter is offered through the Yolo County homeless services system of care for Yolo County residents. Nine hours ago and second man was found stabbed to death in a park. He was identified as a UC Davis student.


I was hoping they wouldn't call the police until after my paintings were hung. Don't like drama.


When paintings were hung, I was outside the Gallery uploading the below video to social media when the police drove through the cemetery.


Went home (because I needed a restroom and didn't want to use WinCo's), enjoying the couple of rain drops on the way. And when I arrived at home, I discovered by key didn't open our front door. Oh no! Well, I needed the restroom so I headed for Starbucks. It seemed like a safer choice than WinCo's restroom. Don't love Starbucks, but after using the facilities, I ordered a VENTI Honey Citrus Mint TEA. Don't ask me why they call their large servings "Venti"? Venti is 24 ounces. Starbucks founder Howard Schultz traveled to Italy for the first time in 1983 and fell in love with "the romance and theater of coffee", according to the Starbucks website. (The first Starbucks in Italy opened in Milan in 2018.)


As for the literal meanings of the size names? Grande is Italian for "large" Venti means "twenty, and trenta means "thirty"


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