Today in My History

2000:  My Day
2001:  An "Art-ful" Day
2002:  Nice Weather for Ducks
2003:  Clear Conscience
2004:  Is Alzheimers Contagious?
2005:  The Long Commute
Moving On
2007: Back at the Beginning Again
2008:  Imagination
2009:  One at a Time
2011:  Hitting the Wall
2012: Typo-ville
2013: Got Nothin' for Ya
Today at Logos
2015: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
2016: Roller Coasters
2018: Soporific
2019: Old, Old Long-time Friends

2020: Saturday 9

Theater Reviews
Updated 3/14/21

Books Read in 2021
 Updated 1/13
Murder on the Orpheum Circuit
by Jim Brochu

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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 PiŮata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

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21 March 2021

Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!



from Blog Challenge



1. An unforgettable day in my life.
April 12, 2008, the day I met our first grandchild.  This is what I wrote:  Honestly, I was not prepared for my reaction.  I looked down at that beautiful little face (of course she's the most beautiful baby in the world--all you people who thought your grandchildren held that title are mistaken!) and my eyes welled with tears and I had to keep my head down looking at her so nobody would realize I was so emotional about finally meeting this sweet little baby. 


2. My favorite snacks.
Spoonfuls of peanut butter, peanuts, (regular) potato chips, ice cream, bananas, mandarins

3. My biggest fashion accessory.
I don't really have a fashion accessory.  I wear studs in my ears if I'm not wearing fancy earrings, and live in sweat pants and t-shirts.  Definitely not fashionable.

4. My biggest celebrity crush.
Judy Garland, since I saw A Star Is Born in 1954. 

5. One Hobby I would like to learn
If I were younger and had vision and finger control, it would be nice to be able to crochet.  but that ain't happening.  

6. My OCD habits
I'm not very OCD, but my bedtime ritual is pretty set -- watch TV until the Colbert monologue is over, take off glasses, return earphone to the charger, turn off TV and light, go to the bathroom, brush teeth, count 11 steps to the couch (since it's dark) and then climb onto the couch and hope I can get to sleep.

7. If I could eat one last meal
A crab dinner at Fisherman's wharf (where the crab is fresh), warm with lots of butter to dip it in.  I don't need anything with it other than fresh hot sourdough bread.  Then go somewhere to get some good cheesecake.  That would be my last meal--it would probably kill me!

8. Working on my fitness

9. What I spend money on
Mostly books, now mostly e-books since I can make the print larger.

10. My favorite recipe
Mexican Won Ton from Sunset magazine in the 1960s.  Sadly, Google does not have that recipe, which is with beef and cheese and dipped in guacamole after fried.

11. The best part of each season
I love the blossoms of spring and don't like much about summer because of the heat, but the sunflowers are beautiful and I love the fresh strawberries grown here in town.  I enjoy the colors of autumn and love the season because what follows it is winter.  I love the colder weather and, in a good year, the rain.

12. A life lesson Iíve learned
My godfather told me when I was young, "don't go to the foot when the head can be had."  He meant if you were unhappy with a business, don't talk to one of the employees, go to the boss, for whom your patronage is more important and who is likely to do whatever possible to make you feel better.  I found that has worked thru most of my life, but in the last years, it seems that the bosses don't care about patronage either.

13. My inspiration to blog
My friend, singer/songwriter Steve Schalchlin, the fifth person in the history of journal writing to post a journal, in 1996, to keep his friends and family updated on his health because he was dying of AIDS (25 years later he's still alive and fairly healthy).  On March 20 of 2000, I figured if Steve could write a journal entry every day, maybe I could too.  I wanted to see if I had the stamina to write a daily column, like Erma Bombeck.  7665 entries later, I definitely have the stamina to write a daily column, but none of them were as good as any one of Erma's.  This is Steve's song that I want played at my memorial service.

14. Whatís inside my closet?
Clothes, shoes, Christmas decorations.

15. Let me brag a minute.
When I think about it, my hope is that at the end of my life, I have made a "difference" in the world.  I have done a lot of things that have made a difference in the world (starting with adding 5 people to it), but the thing I always think about is the years when I was arranging for foreign students to stay with American families and thinking about the connections that made a difference...like the girl from Chile who came to spend 3 weeks with a family in Davis in the early 1980s.  She and the daughter in the family became best friends, were in each other's wedding and on a trip together, when the Chilean was engaged to be married to a man in Chile, she met a man from Canada and ended up cancelling her engagement and married the Canadian.  She's now a successful artist in Canada.


Bald eagle parents.  Mom is lying on 2 eggs, and talking to Dad.
(sadly, the first baby didn't make it; we're waiting for the second egg to open.)
It was fun watching the eagles "talk" to each other.


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