Cuba Introduction Tour 

After we spend a couple of days with friends in our old neighborhood, Algiers Point in New Orleans, LA, we’ll be flying to Havana, Cuba on a chartered flight to begin a week-long educational tour of the capital city plus an excursion to Las Terrazas. With most of the packing and preparations nearly done, and the house move put on hold, I’m assembling some of my romantic notions about Cuba expecting that they will be somehow put into perspective. I’ve flown over Cuba several times on short and long trips to Paraguay, Colombia, and Argentina back when it was practically impossible to enter the country. Times have changed, relations have begun to normalize, but the embargo has not yet been lifted. So we’ll enter on an educational tour sponsored by a Canadian company. 

  
Technical: I referred to this photo to do a freehand drawing in Procreate. Also, I made use of the image in a previous post, entitled Sin Embargo, after a reversal and some tweaking.

bark bark bark

bark bark bark

bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…bark…but still worth having the window open. Good night.

NOTE: We haven’t yet moved into our new house. This is an old, innocent dog from the old Ragsdale neighborhood.

Sawyer

Sawyer

Not long ago I poked fun at Sawyer by comparing him to Cousin It from the old TV series, the Addams Family, but that was based on his beautiful hair. I mentioned in that post that I liked him, meaning, I like his voice, his style, and so forth, pretty much the whole package. Since he was chosen as this year’s Voice, I thought I would treat him with the respect he deserves.

This was the photo I used as a reference to render a freehand drawing in Procreate.

The Moment Meter Reader

Moving is making it practically impossible, not theoretically impossible, to live fully in the present moment. In chronological terms, time is either passing through us or we are passing through it; in terms of kairos, we are when we are before, during, and after the erosion.

Erosion

Legal Size Me

LegalSizeMe

According to Annyth, these repeatedly signed, initialized, and dated documents hereby say, “You’re screwed; we’re not.” In just a few days they’ll also mark our reversion back to being home owners after being renters since June of 2008, when we sold our house in New Orleans (see digital story with original soundtrack), which, by the way, was the very last house to sell in the entire Western Hemisphere after the bursting of the housing bubble.