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2001:   Winter of our Discontent
2002:  Vagina, Vagina, Vagina
2003:  Thank You for Being a Friend
2004:  Gay Marriage
Fluid Motion
2006:  Understanding
2007 Mouse Withdrawal
2008:  What the Old Folks Do
2009:  The Concept Album
2010:  Doughy Balls
2011:  A Day of Compassion
2013: Me vs. Italian Food
Today at Logos
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A Few Tears
2018:  Shrove Tuesday
2019: Girl Talk

2020: The Blank Screen

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Murder on the Orpheum Circuit
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13 February 2021

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 memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: My Valentine (2011)

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

1) Paul McCartney sings that he won't let a day go by without remembering why he loves his valentine. What blessings are you thankful for today?

Today? hmmm.  Ned and Marta just left for a week at Lake Tahoe but before they left, Ned filled the house with food and supplies for us so we don't have to worry about anything, and left the number of someone to call if we need help.  I am very thankful for Ned today.

2) Paul directed the video of Natalie Portman translating his song into American Sign Language (ASL), which is the third most commonly-used language in both the United States and Canada. British Sign Language (BSL), commonly used in EU countries, is very different. Do you find it easy to learn new languages?

I'm pretty good with romance languages, less good on other languages. I can speak halting French and more halting Portuguese.  I can read some Italian and Spanish.  I'm not good on German or Chinese.  I'd love to learn sign language.

3) The song is on Paul's "Kisses on the Bottom" CD, for which he won one of his 18 Grammy Awards. What compliment or accolade have you recently received?

One of my pen pals told me that my letters make her feel happy and that she found them interesting.

4) Paul is an honorary NYPD detective. He was given this designation for performing a charity concert after 9/11. Do you know anyone in law enforcement?

I did many years ago, but I don't think I do now.

5) Bob Dylan has said of Paul, "I'm in awe of McCartney. He's about the only one I'm in awe of. He can do it all. He never lets up. He's just so effortless." Tell us about someone whose talent you admire.

I'm going to choose my friend Shelly.  Her wife Ellen died a year ago, and before she developed dementia, the two of them were involved in every community issue in Davis (and I'm not sure but they may have won an city-wide award).  They fought for marriage equality for years, traveling around the country.  They were married in San Francisco and had their marriage disqualified and then were the first gay couple married in Yolo County, 5 minutes after it became legal (they were together 46 years).  They worked with Meals on Wheels.  they started a holiday dinner for the homeless or anybody who has nobody to have a holiday meal with.  They began Yolo County Gay Pride Day.

From Ellen's obituary (she and Shelly were involved in all the same activities):  “Ellen was an avid volunteer for Davis Community Meals, the Mondavi Center (as an usher), Compassion & Choices, active in protesting the Iraq war, marched with Code Pink for International Women’s Day, and fought for disability rights, along with many other causes.”

Gavin Newsom invited the couple to speak at the state Democratic Convention in 2014, and they were featured in a Hillary Clinton campaign video in 2015.

Shelly, Kamala Harris, Ellen  

This is the last Saturday 9 before Valentine's Day and so this morning we shall focus on the upcoming holiday.

6) The holiday is also known as The Feast of St. Valentine. Do you have a special meal planned for February 14?

No.  I'm planning a special meal for February 17, my birthday.

7) Women buy and send more Valentines than men do. Who received the last greeting card you sent?

I made and sent a Valentine to my mother.

8) Men buy and send more roses at Valentine's Day than women do. What's your favorite flower?

I love roses (especially if they have a smell, which most florist shop roses do not), carnations, and daisies.



The card I made for my mother

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