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2000:  Bottles of Chance
2001:  Confessions of a Klutz
2002:  Tool Time
2003:  Who Is Milton and Why Should I Care?
2004:  Portals of the Past
2005:  Cultural Icons
2006:   94 and Counting

2007:  Seventy
2008: Category 1
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2010:  So Many Books, So Few Hours
2011: Taking Stock
2012: The Paul Picnic, 2012
2013: Topkapi Palace

2014: Wow--What a Day!
2015: Training, Part 1
2016: Today at Logos
2017:  Saturday 9
2018: Sunday Stealing
2019: And So It Ends

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September 2, 2020

Well, yesterday was certainly an unusual day.  Not for how much I did, but for how much I didn't do.

For starters, I had insomnia the night before.  All night long.  Nothing worked.  Couldn't sleep on the couch, couldn't sleep in the recliner, couldn't sleep with the TV on, couldn't sleep with the TV off.  At one point I went onto the computer and found Char and our friend Suellyn from Florida (whom we met on our first cruises, to Russia) both had insomnia too.  We should have had a zoom conference, but we were probably all three too sleepy.

Anyway, at 7-ish I made coffee and at 8-ish, I came into the computer and wrote 12 letters to strangers in senior facilities through the "Letters Against Isolation" program.  I actually only composed 3 letters and printed each four times and got them mailed off to four different senior facilities.

Ned had gone to the store and bought blueberries, which were 2 for 1, so he brought home two containers of berries and I made a blueberry buckle.  Fortunately Ned was downstairs, because I dozed off and didn't hear the timer go off and he took the cake out of the oven.

Once it was cooked, I gave up and went to the couch to see if I could get some sleep, and I did.  I felt I slept soundly and so was surprised when I woke up to realize I had only slept an hour.  I sat in the recliner trying to wake up.  Walt brought in the mail and I read a letter from a pen pal and then decided to go back to the couch and then back to sleep.

I was able to fall asleep again and woke up at a little after 3, so I missed the first 10 minutes or so of Ned's radio show, but listened to the rest of it.  He had part 2 of his interview with Mark Inouye, first trumpeter of the San Francisco Symphony.  What a fun interview.  To listen to Mark, you would have no idea this was a symphony performer.  He reminisced about Rebel Band, a marching band that he and Jeri had been in when she was in high school.

When the radio show was over, I created three new web sites for the next three weeks of "Sunday Stealing" and got them posted so that if I die in the next three weeks, the  questions will be posted each Saturday anyway.

I went back to the recliner and Jeri called, so we had an hour's chat while Ned was starting dinner in the kitchen.  He usually puts on Breaking Bad while he cooks, so I sat there watching an hour and a half of that show until Ned called for dinner.

We had a delicious dinner and when it was over, Walt and I sat in the family room to watch TV while Polly lay on the couch watching each of us carefully, her tail wagging constantly.

At 8, I was feeling sleepy so decided to go take a pre-sleep nap.  When I got up, Walt was also napping.

I went into the living room and managed to fall asleep on the couch, and, as I knew I would, woke up at 11.  By that time I'd had several different times of sleep, both in the recliner and on the couch through the day, so I was pretty wide awake.  I re-watched the great conversation (you can't really call it an interview) between Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart from June.  Such a great conversation and the second part, where Stewart talks about racism, is excellent. 

When the show was over, I caught up on the news I had not seen all day, watching parts of Anderson Cooper's show, Brian Williams's show (both with guest hosts), and Rachel Maddow's interview with Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, author of "Melania and Me" about the questionable amounts of money raised for Trump's inauguration.

I didn't think I would be able to go back to sleep, but I actually did and was surprised when I slept until  5, another 2-3 hours.  And now it's the new day.  I somehow feel I have caught up on sleep and am back on schedule again.




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