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It has been a little bit since an entry.

I am doing well with my camera and piano. I have sent back the Swissonic 88 keyboard mentioned previously, and now have in the mail a truly high quality keyboard, the Roland FP-90.

I look forwards to playing it, and writing down my impressions. It is a triple sensor keyboard, and so more expressive than others, you can replay a note after raising up the key just a little bit. The expressiveness is important to me.

It is a white piano too. So now not only the piano keys are white. I like to think of the sky pictures I take, and the floating clouds, and imagine them inside the piano keys.

The Sony A7R II is taking beautiful pictures still too, with the 90mm Macro lens, and the Tamron 100-400mm, both of which are splendid lenses. I have gotten completely used to using the latter properly as an adapted lens and think it, with my inexperienced view, a recommendable combination.

My health has had its ups and downs, while I rarely write about it, I feel I should a little, though not very much, as crosses belong kept quietly close if one can bear them so.

I am improving in that I have a treadmill to run on a little every day. And a little I run on it every day, making progress in improving my ability to exert myself without getting out of breath, little by little.

The winter has been difficult however in that cold and wet weather seems the worst for allergies, and they have become bad enough that I must keep medication around at all times or risk coughing and choking to a dangerous point. I wonder what it is on cold wet days, even when it is snowing that is in the air that troubles me?

God is good. May God help us poor sinners, and protect the holy Church, and save the poor lost souls everywhere.


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