Friday, January 22, 2021
10 Years - Dusk At Shoreline Park Marina Alameda California January 2011 - IMRAN™
How quickly a decade can fly by. The iPhone 4 video was recorded during my stay in Oakland, California, literally 10 years ago prior to my writing these lines.
It was mid-January, 2011. It was a complicated time in my life, as for many others. I was recovering from the craziness that was the George W. Bush inflicted near-depression economic meltdown of 2008-2009. But I was hard at work exploring new ideas, new opportunities, and yet experiencing life to the fullest. Today, I am writing this hoping that the country can recover from the Donald Trump inflicted economic suffering, and a near-destruction of democracy in America in the four years leading up to the elections in 2020. As I was a decade ago, I am hopeful.
That chilly California evening I had met my friend and old Columbia MBA classmate Larry Landman, who had left the USA for Denmark back in 1991 or so but was visiting California at the same time as me. We walked around this beautiful marina in Alameda catching up while catching the sunset and dusk over the Shoreline Park marina.
The fleet of sailboats, many with blue colors prominent, were lined up against the pink sky and the terrain in the background. I wonder if the scene there has changed much 10 years later.
Without being presumptuous of even a day of life ahead, I also wonder what life holds in store in the next 10 years. Only the best, God Willing.
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Inauguration Day 2021 Magic Floating By On Tampa Bay Sunset Clouds - IMRAN™
Enjoy 30 seconds of tranquility and peace in this timelapse sunset music video.
This was the first sunset after the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States. A sense, and hope, of a return to normalcy, was in the air as the magic floated in the air of these colorful clouds crossing over my blessed home at sunset.
I just hit a couple of keys on the Korg WaveStation keyboard to add random music to the video in a quick music-video. This is a sound I plan to use in a track in my next music album.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Florida Dreaming Florida Winter's Day Dog Walking Tampa Bay Florida (Livestream) - IMRAN™ This work week it seems like the pace of everything picked up instantly from Monday. The first week of the new year was slightly slower paced than expected, as people returned from vacation and holidays. But this was also the first start of a year with an ongoing pandemic, and a failed insurrection at the US Capitol adding to the national stress. Things on the work front did suddenly jump into high gear on Monday. So it was the chance to take the dogs out for a walk and come back walking along the boating channel on Tampa Bay today that I took. It is cold and grey. I almost decided to walk back from the marina beach to the house on the street but decided that "getting my feet wet" and "being knee-deep in it" were valid phrases to live out literally today. Kennedy and K2 enjoyed the frolicking. Kennedy loves barking at the waves when the foam or white caps make him think he is being teased by dolphins as he sees them do when we are on the dock at home. Come along for a walk. But be careful. It is a bit cold. © 2021 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #TampaBay #Florida #ApolloBeach #SymphonyIsles #GermanShepherdDogs #GSD #livestream #beach #boating #nature #winter #weather