HAIKUS: January 2017

By Peter Y. Chou
WisdomPortal.com



These haikus were written as exercises in mindfulness—
an attempt to catch the fleeting moment in my daily walks,
while reading, listening to music, and pondering about life.
(Underlined words are not for emphasis but to web links.)
This web page best viewed with Times font size 14.

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 1:15-1:43 pm
Mountain View: CVS (2630 West El Camino Real)
This week's "Buy One Get One Free" Vitamins
better than last week's 50% off on 2nd bottle;
Got extra bottle for Rudy as his supply is low.


2 bottles of Vitamin D3
2000 IU, 300 soft gels @ $19.49
plus tax = $21.15 ($10.68/bottle).
Sunday, January 1, 2017, 2:00-2:14 pm
Mountain View: Sprouts (630 San Antonio Road);
No computer access today, good to go shopping:
Caught 2:58 pm Bus #40 after getting "Daily Post"
at Animal Hospital newspaper bin; Specials this week:


Bulb of garlic @ 34¢,
2.33 lbs red seedless grapes @ 98¢/lb,
1.04 lbs sea scallops @ $12.99/lb = $13.51.
Monday, January 2, 2017, 1:15-1:43 pm
Mountain View: Neighbor Don Richards takes me shopping; He goes to Nob Hill (1250 Grant Road),
while I shop at 99 Ranch Market (1350 Grant Rd)


Tofu @ $1.09, bean curd @ $2.99,
seaweed @ $1.69, bamboo shoots @ $1.19,
chop suey @ $1.79, water chestnuts @ 99¢.
Monday, January 2, 2017, 7:00-9:00 pm
Mountain View: Cooked two portions stirred-fried dinner using Tai Pei's Shrimp Fried Rice as base
and adding nine more ingredients below—


Green onions, baby carrots, broccoli,
bean curd, water chestnuts, crabmeat,
eggs, bamboo shoots, giant sea scallops.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 12:35-1:30 pm
Mountain View: Kaiser Clinic (555 Castro St);
$15 for Humulin; Free Test strips & Lancets;
Friend drives to Public Storage for $288 fee


"Happy New Year" emails from Dan,
Theresa, Valerie, Cay, Steve, David,
and five from Elisa with 23 photos.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 6:06-8:55 pm
Los Altos Library: Bought from Sales Book Shelf
Mary Oliver's "Dog Songs: Poems" (2015)
$16 for $1; page 47: "Percy"


Our new dog ate a book—
it was the Bhagavad Gita,
"Oh, wisest of little dogs".
Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 3:22-4:00 pm
Mountain View: Friend takes me shopping: Sprouts
(630 San Antonio Road) 2 green onions @ 50¢;
and Safeway (570 N. Shoreline Drive)


Bailey Creamers $2.49, yogurt $1.94,
salmon fillets $3.00, spinach salad $1.99,
potato chips $1.99, Lasco salmon $3.99.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 5:30-8:55 pm
Mountain View: Frank repaired shower curtain rod
(11 am); Los Altos Library Lost & Found: someone
(blessed he or she may be) returned my USB (2 pm)


Left 8 GB USB with 4 months of work
without back-up at 8:55 pm yesterday
found it today at 2:20 pm in Library.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 11:47-11:54 pm
KDFC 104.9 FM: Mstislav Rostropovich plays cello,
Herbert von Karajan conducts Berlin Philharmonic
in Peter Tchaikovsky's Andante Cantabile (1871);
CD; (YouTube: Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma,
Han Na Chang, Borodin Quartet)


Second movement of
String Quartet #1
is moving & melancholic.
Thursday, January 5, 2017, 1:00 am-3:00 am
Mountain View: Before going to bed, reading
Mary Oliver's "Dog Songs: Poems" (2015)—
pp. 15-17: "Luke's Junkyard Song"— "Listen, whatever you see and love— / that's where you are." pp. 69-75: "For I Will Consider My Dog Percy"


This poem is derivative
of Christopher Smart's
"For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry".
Thursday, January 5, 2017, 1:20-4:50 pm
Mountain View: Paulson Park Computer Room
Valerie (LA) sends Mary Oliver's "The Summer Day"
(1992) in honor of Connie, reminding me of my poems


"What Will You Do with the Rest of Your
Wild Life?"
, "Speculations on the Soul",
and "Mother Bird in the Wild Branches".
Thursday, January 5, 2017, 6:00-8:55 pm
Los Altos Library: Adyashanti's books
(4.7 out of 5 stars in Amazon.com reviews)
and all checked out at Santa Clara Libraries


True Meditation (2006),
End of Your World (2008),
Falling Into Grace (2011).
Friday, January 6, 2017, 12:53-2:06 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Registrar
Can't take LINC081A "Pinterest in Education"
that Krause Center emailed me yesterday


Paid $18.50 for LINC086A
"Video Podcasting I"— meets on
Saturday, March 25, 9 am-3 pm.
Friday, January 6, 2017, 7:30-8:45 pm
Palo Alto: Friends' House, 957 Colorado Ave,
Waverley Writers Poetry Reading: Dave Pfeiffer
gave me ride there; Joel Katz gave me ride home.


15 poets came tonight— I read
"Supermoon: November 14, 2016"
and "The Virgin Mary" poems.
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 1:10-5:35 pm
Los Altos Library— supercalifragilisticexpialidocious:
American Heritage Dictionary (2011) doesn't have
this word, but Random House Webster's Unabridged
Dictionary (2001) has it on page 1907 (used as a
nonsense word by children to express approval.


After seeing Mary Poppins
this tongue twister became
one of my favorite words!
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 1:10-5:35 pm
Los Altos Library— supercalifragilisticexpialidocious:
Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Ed., Volume XVII (1989) has this word on page 214 (a nonsense-word used by children expressing excited approbation: fantastic, fabulous); "Mary Poppins" film (1964)


Lawsuit by Parker & Young
(1965) on copyright infringement
of this word against Disney failed.
Sunday, January 8, 2017, 12:40-6:00 pm
Los Altos Library— Phil Cousineau, "Word Catcher: An Odyssey Into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words" (2010); 422.03Cousinel; p. 293: British Council's 2004 poll of 40,000 people in 102 countries on "The Ten Most Beautiful Words"—


Mother, passion, smile, love,
eternity, fantastic, destiny,
freedom, liberty, tranquility.
Sunday, January 8, 2017, 12:40-6:00 pm
Los Altos Library— Phil Cousineau, "The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins" (2012); 422.03Cousine; p. 335— supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (extraordinary, amazing, too cool for words)


super, over; cali, beautiful;
fragilistic, delicate; expiali,
to atone for; docious, educable.
Monday, January 9, 2017, 10:58 am-12:05 pm
Mountain View: Paulson Park Computer Room
Typed poem "Happy to Hear & Say These Words"
(32 lines of 8 4-lines stanzas) in Microsoft Word
inspired by Ann Olmsted's Jan. 6 email on "words
& phrases that give your heart a lift big or small"


Most of the words in my list
are triggers of happy moments
rather than the words themselves.
Monday, January 9, 2017, 1:55-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
After Computer Lab closed for 24 days, great to
be back on Mac again to be more creative;
Dell Computers at Los Altos Library has no
BBEdit or Photoshop to create HTML pages


Placed three poems typed in Word
in "Poems 2017" folder for HTML;
Wrote 20 haikus January 1-9, 2017.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 11:52 am-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Wrote 30 Haikus December 10-14 & Dec. 16-22
from handwritten notes & Yahoo Email Drafts


Four haikus December 12-13
are stanzas from my poem
"Moments to Cherish".
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 11:52 am-7:30 pm
Learned from Dec. 22 haiku on "The Wizard of Oz"
that Charley Grapewin who played Uncle Henry was an aerialist & trapeze artist before becoming an actor


Grapewin married actress Anna Chance in
1896 and they remained a devoted couple
until her death some 47 years later.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 7:30-8:01 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Bus Stop on top of hill; 7:54 pm Bus #40 was late;
Two students and me huddled in Bus Shelter


Rainwater sliding on the streets
so furious & fast as if an entire
ice rink was being swept away!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 12:32-7:10 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Wrote 22 Haikus from December 23-Dec. 31
from handwritten notes & Yahoo Email Drafts


52 haikus missing from
December 2016 are completed
as Foothill was closed for 24 days.
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 12:25-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Oliver Klink and others' wildlife photos at exhibit
(By Leeta-Rose Ballester, Mercury News, 1-7-2017, B1-B2) (PUBLISHED on the web: May 31, 2016)


Oliver Klink's Bird Photos
and Bears Holding Hands;
Other Wildlife Photos.
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 12:25-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Masaru Emoto (1943-2014) on YouTube;
Coast-to-Coast Interview (Oct. 11, 2005)
Thoughts Shape Our World; Water Crystals


Good words written
on bottle of water make
nice crystals & bad words don't.
Friday, January 13, 2017, 9:30-9:35 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Anne-Sophie Mutter plays violin, Lambert Orkis plays piano in Charles Gounod's
Ave Maria (1871); CD; (YouTube: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yo-Yo Ma, Singing: Caruso, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Elena House)


Charles Gounod's melody
superimposed over Bach's
Prelude & Fugue in C Major
so soothing to hear this morning.
Friday, January 13, 2017, 4:00-6:05 pm
Mountain View: Friend takes me shopping at Walgreens (1905 W. El Camino Real) Peanuts & Cashews @ $2.50, Black Pepper, Onion & Garlic Powder, Oregano, Parsley Flakes @ 79; then to Safeway (570 North Shoreline Drive)


Salmon fillets, Swiss cheese,
Yogurt, Apple juice, Almond milk,
Onion rings, Dill rye, Bailey creamer,
Egg rolls & Potstickers, Green beans.
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 11:07 am-4:00 pm
Los Altos Library— Dale Chihuly, "Chihuly: 365 Days" (2008); Hardcover $29.95 for $5; p. 53—


If I had to sum up success.
I'd say "energy." Without it,
you won't be successful.
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 11:07 am-4:00 pm
Los Altos Library— J.L. Locher, "The Magic of M. C. Escher" (2000); $39.95 for $8; 769.92Escher; p. 19—


He has a unique single-mindedness,
a drive to uncover something of
the true reality of space & time.
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 8:48 am-11:45 am
Santa Clara: Al Guzman picked me up at 8:30 am in Mountain View & drove to Hometown Buffet (2670 El Camino Real, Moonlit Plaza) for breakfast & drinks @ $7.57 ($3 off coupon); 12:30-1:30 pm: Walk inside Valley Fair shopping mall, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd, (Macys, Apple Store, True Religion Brand Jeans);
Al took photos for his T-shirt designs


Two scrambled eggs, six sausages,
two potato crisps, bacon, beets, soup,
jello, cantaloupe, two chocolate milk.
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2:15-4:40 pm
San Jose: Cinelux Almaden Café & Lounge (2306 Almaden Road) to see "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (2016) directed by Gareth Edwards with
Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk,
Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Riz Ahmed,
Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, digital Peter Cushing;
(You Tube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); Film Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4)


Before Episode IV with new cast
of characters stealing Death Stars plans
so Evil Empire can't destroy whole planets.
Monday, January 16, 2017, 10:32 am-3:30 pm
Mountain View: 10:32 am Bus #34 to Shoreline Safeway 10:53 am; 11:05 am Bus #34 back; 12:10 pm Bus #34 to Showers Drive; Milk Mail 12:51 pm; Trader Joe's 1:13 pm; Safeway 1:30 pm for Salmon Raincheck; Sprouts Market 1:57 pm; CVS 2:10 pm;
2:27 pm Bus #40 San Antonio & El Camino back


Apple Pineapple-Orange Juice, Biscotti $2;
Cauliflower $1.29, Bartlett Pears @ 69¢/lb;
Eggs, Strawberries, Roma Tomatoes 77¢/lb;
3 Wonderful Pistachios (8 oz) @ $2.49.
Monday, January 16, 2017, 3:45-5:40 pm
Mountain View: Walk around Rengstorff Park
(201 S Rengstorff Ave) in honor of Connie taking me hiking on holidays when Computer Labs are closed; Usually run through Park to Mountain View Senior Center to use Tech Room Computers; Walked home via Central Expressway instead of Bus #40 home.


Took backpack with bottled water
but no walking stick as no hills
to climb; snapped 42 photos of trees,
and children playgrounds in the park.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 11:51 am-7:10 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Wrote 8 haikus Friday-Monday, January 13-16
of activities when Foothill College was closed.


Art books at Los Altos Library,
Breakfast & movie with Al Guzman,
Shopping and Rengstorff Park walk.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 11:51 am-7:10 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Formatting 42 photos from yesterday's Rengstorff Park walk; First Hike of 2017 Nature Views


Gaudeloupe River Trail (2014),
Cuesta Park walks (2015 & 2016)
on Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 10:25 am-1:10 pm
Mountain View: Shopping at Sprouts Market,
See Dr. Michelle Ma & Blood & Urine Tests
Caught 1 pm Bus #34 at Villa Ave home.


Walnut halves & pieces @ $4.99/lb,
Roma tomatoes @ 77¢/lb,
Caught 10:08 am Bus #40 home.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2:52-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Rengstorff Park walk; Favorites among 39 photos—
Spiked balls from Sweetgum not Sycamore


Children's Playground,
Mourning Dove in Sweetgum Tree,
Sweetgum Leaf in Lost Child's Shoe.
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 11:51 am-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Format 39 photos (16 vertical & 23 horizontal)
"Hau Beiren @ 100": Los Altos History Museum


Duplicate photos taken of
"Landscape", "Moon Lotus",
and "Sunset Colors".
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 11:51 am-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Format 39 photos (16 vertical & 23 horizontal)
Hau Beiren's "Thousand Mountain Poem"


Contrast of dark & light, yin & yang—
Roots from the dark underground
nourish the growth of trees above.
Friday, January 20, 2017, 12:56-6:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Web page: 35 photos of "Hau Beiren @ 100" Exhibit;
Need two additional photos to fill vertical image gap—


"Chef Lawrence Chu & Paul Hau"
at History Museum (5-18-2016)
& "Paul Hau" (YouTube 2-23-2013).
Friday, January 20, 2017, 12:56-6:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Web page: 35 photos of "Hau Beiren @ 100" Exhibit;
Three favorite photos at Los Altos History Museum—


"Yosemite Falls";
"Splendorous Mountains";
and Paintbrushes Exhibit.
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:55 am-4:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Aptos: Landmark old-growth Advocate Tree felled by storms (This was a 1,000-year-old landmark redwood tree in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park.)
(By Ryan Masters, SJ Mercury News, 1-21-2017, B1)


Toppled by last week's storms,
this redwood was 263 feet tall
with a circumference of 45 feet.
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:55 am-4:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Found 7 photos of Advocate Tree in Forest of Nisene Marks State Park (September 6, 2009 hike); Advocate Tree Falls; Giants in the Forest; Old Growth Loop; Forest of Nisene Marks; Marcel's Forest; YouTube


Goosepen is 18-feet tall—
I feel holy inside as it's
shaped like a mandorla.
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 5:00-5:40 pm
Los Altos Library: Printed "The Advocate Tree" poem with 4 photos in color; Renewed Adyashanti's "End of Your World" (2010) & "Falling into Grace" (2013); James Baewen & Ron Miller, "Conversations with Classic Film Stars" (2016); Rudy picked me up at 6:30 pm at my apartment for Stanford Theatre movie; Checked out 3 Robert Pinsky's books on hold—


Pinsky's Gulf Music (2007),
Selected Poems (2011), and
At the Founding Hospital (2016).
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm
Stanford Theatre: Ernst Lubitsch directs "The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg" (1927) starring Ramón Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Philippe De Lacy, Edgar Norton, Edward Connelly, Bobby Mack, Otis Harlan, Hans Joby, Edythe Chapman; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, full film);
(Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4); Dennis James at Wurlitzer


90-year-old silent film
captures the emotions
of blossoming love.
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:01-1:15 pm
KDFC 104.9 FM: Sarah Chang plays violin,
Bernard Haitink conducts London Philharmonic Orchestra in Ralph Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending" (1914); CD; Voted #33 in 2017 Classical All-Stars Top 100; (YouTube: Nicola Benedetti, David Nolan, Hilary Hahn, Julia Fischer, Janine Jansen, Arabella Steinbacher, Caroline Adomeit)


This music to honor
the fallen Advocate Tree
ascending like the lark to heaven.
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3:00-5:30 pm
Stanford Theatre: Ernst Lubitsch directs "Madame DuBarry" (1919) distributed in U.S. as "Passion"; starring Pola Negri, Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke, Eduard von Winterstein, Reinhold Schünzel, Fred Immler, Gustav Czimeg, Else Berna, Alexander Ekert; (YouTube: Madame DuBarry, full film); (Reviews:
1, 2, 3, 4); with Dennis James; Rudy came at 2 pm


With flirtatious wiles
she climbed up from milliner
to be King Louis XV's mistress.
Monday, January 23, 2017, 11:40 am-11:57 am
Mountain View: 11:32 am Bus #34 to Safeway (570 North Shoreline Dr.) & 12:05 pm Bus 34 back home


Spinach salad @ 95¢, Almond milk $1.79,
Tree-Top apple-cranberry juice $1.49,
Quaker instant oatmeal @ $1.67.
Monday, January 23, 2017, 1:30-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Added two stanzas to "The Advocate Tree" (1)


Angels were seen resting on
the treetop— with its demise,
where are they now?
Monday, January 23, 2017, 11:00 pm-2:00 am
Mountain View: Reading Robert Pinsky's "Singing School: Leaning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters" (2014); Pinsky asked us
to compile Poetry Anthology of our favorite poems (Preface 2007); "At the Founding Hospital" (2016); "Genesis According to the Sculptor George Segal"


What are we waiting for, in clouds of dust?
Or waiting for the past, particles of being
Settled and moist with life, then brittle again.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:00-10:37 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Michael Tilson Thomas conducts San Francisco Symphony in Ludwig van Beethoven's "Symphony #5 in c Op. 67" (1914); CD; Voted #9 in 2017 Classical All-Stars Top 100; (YouTube: Gustavo Dudamel , von Karajan, Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini)


Beethoven's 5th Symphony's
opening "dun-dun-dun-Dun!"
tells us "Wake up! Wake up!"
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 2:01-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Friend was going to give me a bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but has not delivered it yet; Bought 3 bags of spinach yesterday, and thought of Popeye eating spinach and Olive Oyl, and made this cartoon—


Popeye with can of spinach,
Popeye's girlfriend Olive Oyl,
"Where is my Olive Oyl?".
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 2:01-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Denise Elerick photo Roses for fallen Advocate Tree;
Columbia friend Richard sends email of Drone Video
(stunning views along Li River of Guilin & Yangshuo, China; Fishermen using cormorants to catch fish)


Breathtaking views from drone
flying over scenic Li River
of Guilin, China.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 2:25-5:35 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Ann's 1/23 email asked if I submitted a favorite
poem for Pinsky's "Favorite Poem Project"; Luckily,
Wayback Machine has archived these web pages—


Peter's Poetry Anthology,
Preface (on selection process),
Pinsky's 2007 Reading & Colloquium.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 8:00-9:30 pm
Stanford University: Cubberley Auditorium
Robert Pinsky, Mohr Visiting Poet, Poetry Reading;
Poems in Pinsky's 2007 Workshops: "Maguari Stork", "Small Talk", "First Poem in Paris", "Sage & Sin"


Had wonderful Winter Workshops
with Robert Pinsky in 2007—
Great he's back again.
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:15-9:20 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Itzhak Perlman plays violin,
John Williams conducts Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Carlos Gardel's "Tango: Por una cabeza" (1935); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, Obama)


Senuous tango music
in "Scent of a Woman" and
danced by Obama in Argentina.
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 12:03-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Robert Pinsky's 1/25 Poetry Reading at Stanford's Cubberley Auditorium; Recited Thomas Campion's "Now Winter Nights Enlarge" (1617) from memory


Pinsky's "An Old Man"
imitating C.P. Cavafy;
also "Exile and Lightning".
Friday, January 27, 2017, 10:00-10:03 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Sumi Jo soprano, as Sir Georg Solti conducts Vienna Philharmonic in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Magic Flute: Der hölle rache,
K 620"
(1791); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)


Celebrating Mozart's
261st birthday playing
from his Magic Flute.
Friday, January 27, 2017, 1:04-6:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Robert Pinsky's 1/25 Stanford Poetry Reading;
Web page for Pinsky's 2017 Poetry Reading;
Jack takes me to Walgreen's: pistachios @ $4.99/lb


Typed Pinsky's "The Forgetting";
Arranged "The Foundling Tokens"
in two columns to save papers printing.
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:42 am-4:00 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Cathy sends "Happy Chinese New Year" email;
"Google's Latest Doodle Heralds Rooster Year"
(By Joseph Hincks, Time Magazine, 1-27-2017)


Fire Rooster Year (Jan. 28, 2017)—
"trustworthy, with a strong sense
of timekeeping and responsibility."
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:42 am-4:00 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Robert Pinsky's 1/25 Stanford Poetry Reading;
New web page for Pinsky's 2017 Poetry Reading;
with photos taken during & after his poetry reading.


Photographs of Pinsky reading
on Cubberley Auditorium stage
and after his poetry reading.
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 8:54 am-11:05 am
Santa Clara: Al Guzman picked me up at 8:30 am
in Mountain View and drove to Hometown Buffet
(2670 El Camino Real, Moonlit Plaza) for breakfast
& drinks @ $8.80 (50% off coupon for second meal);
Al worked on class designing abstract owl for T-shirt;
Got to Cinelux Almaden Café for movie (11:30 am);
"Fantastic Creatures" showing too late at 5:20 pm


Scrambled eggs, three ham slices,
potato crisps, bacon, beets, spinach,
jello, cantaloupe, two chocolate milk.
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 12:15-2:45 pm
San Jose: Cinelux Almaden Café & Lounge (2306 Almaden Road) to see "La La Land" (2016) directed
by Damien Chazelle with Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone,
John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ben Mendelsohn,
Sonoya Mizuno, Callie Hernandez, Jessica Rothe,
J. K. Simmons, Tom Everett Scott, Meagen Fay;
(You Tube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7); Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4)


Commuters caught in LA traffic
jam break out into song & dance
in opening scene of La La Land.
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 3:50-5:35 pm
Palo Alto: Stanford Theatre: Leslie Arliss directs
"The Wicked Lady" (1945) with Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Griffith Jones, Michael Rennie, Felix Aylmer, Enid Stamp Taylor, Francis Lister, Beatrice Varley, Amy Dalby, Helen Goss; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); (Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)


Stealing her best friend's groom,
robbing coaches as a highwayman,
killing innocents are her evil ways.
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 5:45-7:20 pm
Alfred Hitchcock directs "The Lady Vanishes" (1938) starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave,
Paul Lukas, May Whitty, Cecil Parker, Philip Leaver, Linden Travers, Naunton Wayne, Basil Radford,
Mary Clare, Googie Withers, Selma Vaz Dias;
(YouTube: 1, 2, 3, film); (Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)


Nobody on the train
claim to have seen Miss Froy
who has vanished from the train.
Monday, January 30, 2017, 10:40 am-10:55 am
Mountain View: 10:32 am Bus #34 to Safeway (570 North Shoreline Dr.) & 11:05 am Bus 34 back home


Almond milk $2.29, Bailey creamers $2.49,
Tree-Top pineapple-orange juice $1.49,
Imitation Crabmeat Flakes @ $1.49.
Monday, January 30, 2017, 12:55-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
His Dad Vernon told Hunter Swart to see me


Surprise satsang with 6'6" youngster—
who knew Plato's Allegory of the Cave,
dualism, three gunas, Brahma & Maya.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 11:40 am-11:55 am
Mountain View: 11:32 am Bus #34 to Safeway (570 North Shoreline Dr.) & 12:05 am Bus #34 to Showers Drive for 12:30 pm Bus #40 to Foothill College;
No time for rainchecks at Customer Service


$3.98 refund for 1/23 overcharge
of 6 Quaker instant oatmeal
@ $2.50 instead of $1.67.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 1:04-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Richard Hanauer's January 28 email "15 Incredible Before & After Street Art Transformations That Are Simply Stunning"; My favorites of these street art—


(1) "Au Fil De Loire": Brives Charensac, France; (2) "Topart": Budapest, Hungary;
(3) "Wisdom Listens": Athens, Greece.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 1:04-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Rudy's 1/30 email asks me to listen to hour video: Meet Foothill's New President: Thuy Thi Nguyen;
Escaped Vietnam as a 3-year old in a fishing boat;
Question: What are your three top priorities?


Student success for all.
Student success for all.
Student success for all.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 1:04-7:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill College Krause Center
Rudy's definition: "Culture is the sum total of the knowledge, ideas, behaviors, and material creations that are learned, shared, and transmitted primarily through the symbolic system of language." OED:


Distinctive ideas, customs, social behaviour,
products, or way of life of a particular
nation, society, people, or period.



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