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Friday, November 30, 2018

Ghost Ship Vigil

November 30, 2018. Sunrise 7:04 AM.
Oakland, CA.


I joined Suki O’Kane at sunrise a few days before the 2nd anniversary of the horrible fire that killed 36 people in the Ghost Ship Warehouse on Dec 2, 2016. Photos of many of the victims, ornaments and votive candle holders dangle above the abundance of fresh flowers surrounding the base of the “tree”. Rain the night before had filled each of the small glass candle holders with tiny shots of water, which Suki gently emptied one by one into the waiting bouquets below. She has lovingly tended this memorial and witnessed each sunrise there during the month of November in anticipation of 2-year anniversary.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Early riser in the land of love

November 29, 2018. Sunrise 7:01 AM.
Good morning Loveland, CO


– Joe P

Friday, November 23, 2018

$$$$ green flare

November 23, 2018. Sunset 5:36 PM.
Black Friday sunset in Clearwater, FL.

The Green Flare! Could it be from $$$ Black Friday???

courtesy of Fowlgeeze.. – Joe P

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Preparing for the Sky to Fall

November 20, 2018. Sunset 4:55 PM.
Oakland, CA.


Rain forecast for the next day!!! We are grateful to be helping Krys and Chien with this project, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this horrible devastation and loss.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Aniticpating the sunrise...

November 15, 2018. Sunrise is at 6:45 AM.
Good Morning Philadelphia!



– Joe P

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Green Flash-- BEFORE the sunrise???

November 4, 2018. Sunrise 6:30 AM
Rehoboth Beach, DE.


From my friend Dot...beautiful! – Joe P

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Welcome back to Standard Time

November 3, 2018. Sunset 6:09 PM.
Oakland, CA.

Prelude to turning the clocks back and a few extra zzzz's...

Ringing while driving on our way to rehearsal for Wendy Reid’s Ambient Bird 4’33” (FYI poster attached for friends in the Bay Area who might like to attend)

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Calm after the storm

October 4, 2018. Sunrise 7:12 AM.
Myrtle Beach, SC.

My father and Carol were originally scheduled to arrive right along with the Hurricane. Amazingly still now.

It's been 9 years today since my brother Bill died. I miss him.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Crossing the light line

September 22, 2018. Sunset 6:55 PM.
East River, NY.

Happy Equinox. Time to hunker down.


What an opportunity! The final ferry to leave Governor’s Island coincided with the Equinox sunset. Many thanks to Carol Parkinson and Harvestworks for sponsoring this evening’s celebration. It was soooooo lovely.
Thanks to all the bell ringers! And special thanks to everyone who distributed bells and invited passengers to participate: Lele Buonerba, Mary Buchen, Benjamin Buford, Penelope Coe, Georgina Lewis, Maria Mykolenko and Gabe Shalom. Let’s do it again next year!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Fresh and Foggy

September 10, 2018. Sunrise 6:47 AM.
San Francisco


Not smoky! Just the plain old wet fog this morning. Thank you to Elisabeth Beaird for the lovely little bells I rang for yet another sunrise with no visible sun.
On my way into the (19th Annual) San Francisco Electronic Music Festival last night, Elisabeth handed me the paper bag along with my ticket. A sweet gift to start off a wonderful evening of music. Thank you SFEMF!!
My first time hearing OMMO, duo Adria Otte and Julie Moon. Check them out