Today in My History

2000:  Moon Flowers
2001:  Useless Flowers and Strange Rituals
From the Sublime to the Ridiculous and Back Again
Now I Just Need World Peace
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Family Movie Night
2006 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
2007:  Potatoes and Other Goodies
2008:  All Is Calm (Eventually)
2009:  God Bless Us Every One
2010:  I Watch Survivor; I Can DO This

Stop, Rest.
2012: Pumpkin Pie
2013:  Snow Flurries
2014: Bing Therapy
2015  Today at Logos
2016: Sunday Stealing
2017: A Fondue Christmas Eve
2018: Dreaming of a Weird Christmas
2019: Taco Tuesday

2020 Christmas Letter

Theater Reviews
Updated 12/6
A Christmas Carol: the
Radio Broadcast

Books Read in 2020
 Updated 11/13
"Frontier Follies"

Personal Home Page

My family

Books Read in 2020
Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010

Cast (updated 7/16)

(you know how to fix it)

Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

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26 December 2020

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love to answer the questions, however, and here is today's questions!

This is the last Saturday 9 of 2020. Thanks for participating!

Saturday 9: Purple Snowflakes (2018)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) The lyrics ask where the snowflakes go. Sam can answer that: she shovels them! Do you shovel or use a snow blower? Or do you live in a warmer climate with no snow?
No snow here.  We are about 20 miles from Sacramento.  we have lived here for nearlay 50 years and it has snowed twice--both times just long enough for snow to collecton the cars and on the ground, melting within an hour or so.

2) This week's artist, John Legend, recalls his Christmases growing up, singing carols with his family around the piano. Do you have a piano, or any other musical instruments, in your home?
I don't know how many we have.  We have a piano and Ned, who is a drummer, has a drum.  He and Marta both have guitars.  Marta was a trombonist in their band, Lawsuit.  We might have a cornet that Walt had.

3) This song is from John Legend's first Christmas album, A Legendary Christmas. It was a massive hit. Did you add any new music to your holiday collection this year?
No.  We didn't even play the music that we have, but kept the DISH holiday collection of music on.

4) John and his wife Chrissy Teigen go caroling with friends. What's the last song that you sang?
I love to sing and was in choirs for most of my life up to a certain point.   I love to sing with the radio.  But at some point during, say, the last 5 years or more, something has happened to my voice and I can't sing any more.  I have a vocal range of maybe 3-5 notes and if I try to go lower or higher than that, my voice disappears, so I can't sing anything.  We went out looking at Christmas lights the other night and had the radio on and I tried singing along with the carols and couldn't sing at all.

5) Chrissy's hobby is cooking. While she likes experimenting with new recipes, her young children prefer their familiar favorites, like mashed potatoes. She tosses a bay leaf into the water as the potatoes boil to add enhance the flavor. Do you have a dish that's considered your specialty?
I don't think so.  I have recipes that I make all the time, but I don't think anybody could consider them my "specialty."

6) John prefers to unwind with a good book and loves comparing reading recommendations with friends. Did you discover any books in 2020 that you'd like to recommend to our Sat 9ers?
BETWEEN THE STOPS: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus by Sandi Toksvig, which is a fascinating, fun book about London written by the co-host of Great British Baking Co., and WATCHING FROM THE WINGS: Fifty Years of Working With The Stars by my friend Jim Brochu, who has been in theater his whole life and knows everybody and hass wonderful stories to tell in t his book.

7) This song was written by Motown powerhouse Marvin Gaye. Who is your favorite Motown artist?
Don't know Motown artists.

8) In 1972, Marvin wrote another Christmas song, "I Want to Come Home for Christmas." He dedicated it to the troops then serving in Vietnam. Do you know anyone who is protecting us this holiday season? Tell us about him or her. Whether they are in the armed forces, the police or fire department, or the ER, we want to say thank you!
Our friend who has been protecting us in the armed forces is now retired and I don't know anybody else who is in the police for fire Departments or the ER, though I would certainly like to say thank you!

9) Random question: You go into the kitchen to make your perfect sandwich. What fixings do you need?
Today, the day after Christmas, it would be white bread, turkey, and cranberry sauce.




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