Today in My History
Drowning in Videotapes
14 March 2020
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1) This week's song is widely considered a traditional Irish ballad. Are you of Irish descent?
Proudly so. The first time we went to Ireland, by ferry
from Wales, I felt a real sense of "coming home" as Ireland started to come into
Well, if "Happy Birthday" counts, that would be Walt on his
birthday last month.
That's a difficult question. The place where I grew up (a
flat in San Francisco) not only is occupied by someone else, but the entire
block has changed. I used to consider San Francisco home, but it has
changed so much, I feel like a tourist when I visit. And, of course, my
mother lives in a dementia facility, so that's not home. it took a
very long time -- about 15 years -- before I considered Davis, and this house,
as "home," but now I do.
Hmmm...I don't know if it is a fear exactly, but I'm not a
No it does not ... and I guess this year, what with the
coronavirus, no other cities will hold a parade either.
I don't really wear any jewelry, except the occasional pair of
earrings. But between silver and gold, I guess I prefer silver.
Definitely, if I remember.
Hmmm....I have mostly fallen into jobs that I've held, without
interviews. To think of one I interviewed for and did not get, I'd have to
go back to the early 60s. I interviewed for 3 jobs at UC Berkeley. I
don't remember if I was turned down for two of them or not, but I was extremely
fortunate to have been hired by the Physics Department. It changed my
As general rule, probably yes, but it depends on the man and the woman. I can cry at television commercials. Walt does not. Yet I have known men who were quite emotional.
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