HAIKUS: November 2017

By Peter Y. Chou

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.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 7:31-7:37 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Yo-Yo Ma plays cello with
The Knights in Antonin Dvorak's "Rusalka: Song
to the Moon"
(1900); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Rusalka, the Water-Nymph
sings her "Song to the Moon",
lures those to the Lake of Death.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 11:00 am-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Photos: Tracy K. Smith Reading at CEMEX (1, 2);
Tracy K. Smith Colloquium at Terrace Room (1, 2)

Truck with wooden planks,
License plate: 6UJA104,
Foothill Cotton Clouds.
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:50-6:56 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Ingrid Fliter plays piano in
Frederic Chopin's "Waltz #2 "Grand valse brillant" in Ab Op 34/1" (1834); CD; (YouTube: Rubinstein, Kissin, Lisitsa, Drewnowski, Blechacz, Richter)

Chopin's Waltz #2
slow and lively, first of three
written but the second published.
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:20 am-5:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Caught 7:20 am Bus #40 (Jane Lane & Rengstorff);
Got off at Showers Drive for "Daily Post" copies;
Got 7:57 am Bus #40 to Foothill College at 8:14 am

Wilbur told me last night that
high school students will crowd
Krause Center, so I better come early.
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:20 am-5:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Los Altos Library has none of Levertov's books;
Foothill Library has no Levertov poetry books,
but checked out her 1995 memoir Tesserae;
First story: "The Sack Full of Wings", pp. 1-2—

Levertov's Dad & Marc Chagall were both
born in Vitebsk, Russia— they knew the
pedlar with a big sack whom Chagall painted.
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:30-9:00 pm
Stanford University: Cubberley Auditorium
"A Celebration of the Life and Poetry of Denise Levertov" on the 20th anniversary of her death
(12-20-1997) by Albert J. Gelpi, Eavan Boland,
Kay Kostopoulos, and Hilton Obenzinger

Denise Levertov is one of my
favorite poets; attended her reading
where she autographed one of her books.
Friday, November 3, 2017, 8:20-8:25 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Nicola Benedetti plays violin and
James MacMillan conducts Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Franz Schubert's "Serenade D 957" (1828); CD; (Orquesta Sinfonica, Lang Lang, Anne Gastinel, Horowitz, Itzhak Perlman, Benedetti,)

Schubert's Serenade called
"Swan Song" (1828) was
written just before he died at 32.
Friday, November 3, 2017, 1:00-2:56 pm
Mountain View Senior Center (266 Escuela Ave)
Paul Feig directs Ghostbusters (2016) with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig Kate McKinnon Leslie Jones Chris Hemsworth Neil Casey, Andy García, Cecily Strong; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); (Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4)

Fun ghost movie with
music from the original
1984 Ghostbuster film.
Friday, November 3, 2017, 3:50-5:50 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
"U.S. Poet Laureate Gives Poetry Reading in Riggs Library" (By Sienna Brancato, Georgetown Voice, 11-2-2017); Two poems Tracy Smith read on PBS:
"I will tell you the truth" & "Wade in the Water"

News stories on Tracy Smith
to include on my web pages
on her Stanford Colloquium.
Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30-9:55 pm
Palo Alto: 957 Colorado Ave (Friends Meeting House); Waverley Writers Poetry Reading; Joel Katz
& Robert Perry are featured readers; translations
of Dutch poets Ingmar Heytze & Saskia Stehouwer
(Facebook); Joel Katz gave me a ride home.

Read two poems tonight—
"Yellow-Veined Leaf Sings" & "Turning
Negative Noise to Something Positive"
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Gave Denise Levertov flyer to Kevin Arnold &
Joel Katz at Waverley Writers Reading last night;
Picked up a dozen free copies of "Fresh Hot Bread" Mary Marcia gave away with my poems in them.

Photos: Levertov at Cubberley Auditorium,
Obenzinger Introduction, Four Seated,
Denise Levertov Reading Video.
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 4:15-5:33 pm
Los Altos Library: Returned Joshua Prager & Milton Glaser, "!00 Years"; Checked out 3 books on hold:
Tracy K. Smith, "Duende" (2007); Denise Levertov, "The Great Unknowing" (2000) & "Letters of Denise Levertov & William Carlos Williams" (1998)

Collected Poems of Denise Levertov (2013)—
When this book comes in, I'll be able to type
up all the 25 poems read on November 2.
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 12:40-5:00 pm
Los Altos Library: Emailed poems "Yellow-Veined Leaf Sings" & "Turning Negative Noise to Something Positive" to six friends including photos of yellow leaf & apartment constructions; Found 24 of 25 poems read at 11/2 Denise Levertov Celebration on the web

Many of Levertov poems are
in PDF files of Google Books
that can't be copied & pasted.
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 5:15-6:08 pm
Mountain View: CVS (2630 West El Camino Real)
Two 1 lb bottles of Planters Peanuts $2.00 with $3
CVS coupon; Sprouts (630 San Antonio Rd); 2.5 lbs Pistachios @ $4.99/lb; Safeway (645 San Antonio Rd) 5 cans 20 oz. Doles Pineapple Chunks for $3.95

Grocery shopping in three stores
for their this week's specials and
caught 6:21 pm Bus #40 home.
Monday, November 6, 2017, 7:26-7:31 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Angèle Dubeau plays violin with
La Pietà in Ludovico Einaudi's "Life" (2013); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Einaudi talks,)

Meditative music from Einaudi's
In A Time Lapse 2013 album with
"Walk", "Run", and "Experience".
Monday, November 6, 2017, 9:30 am-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Collected Poems of Denise Levertov (2013) has
1063 pages; Posted poems save time typing, but—

Need to check all poems on the web
with this definitive book to make sure
original line breaks were adhered to.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:02-8:19 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Yuri Torchinsky plays violin as
Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts BBC Philharmonic in Jules Massenet's "Thaïs: Méditation" (1894); CD; (YouTube: Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Nicola Benedetti, Maxim Vengerov, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Fritz Kreisler, Yo-Yo Ma, Andrei Tudor); Massenet

Massenet's Meditation
from Thaïs is one of my
all-time favorite music.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10:30 am-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Yesterday, typed 9 of 25 Levertov poems read on Thursday night; Poems copied from the web were checked line by line to make sure line breaks & indentations did not differ from the version in her Collected Poems book. Type Poems 10-23 today.

Poems 20-24 appear in Google Books
PDF files that need to be typed
from her definitive volume (2013).
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Mountain View: Stayed home to throw away more papers; Inspection of apartment by Julio, Frank, Zahira, & Guadalupe who wants no doors blocked

Need to clear more space
and get rid off more boxes
in two weeks by November 22.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 4:36-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Typed Poem 24 "Uncertain Oneiromancy" and
Poem 25 "Primary Wonder"; Oneiromancy

Jacob's Ladder (Genesis 28:10-19),
Joseph's dreams (Genesis 37:9-11),
Penelope's dream (Odyssey XIX:508-553).
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:02-7:14 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Hilary Hahn plays violin as
Eiji Oue conducts Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Nicolo Paganini's "Violin Concerto #1" (1818); CD; (YouTube: Hilary Hahn, Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Chang)

Paganini wrote concerto
in E-flat major with solo
violin part in D-major.
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:02-7:14 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Myung-Whun Chung plays piano
in Ludwig van Beethoven's "Fur Elise" Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59)" (1810); CD; (YouTube: Beethoven, Valentina Lisitsa, Georgii Cherkin, 60-minutes version, The Big Piano at FAO Schwarz)

Was "Für Elise" composed for
Therese Malfatti, Elisabeth Röckel,
or Juliane Katharine Elisabet Barensfeld?
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 8:54 am-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Krause Center & Los Altos Library will be closed
Friday & Saturday for the Veterans Day holidays;
Due to apartment inspection, worked less than 3
hours yesterday at Lab; Came early to do more—

Levertov reading six poems
in this 1994 Seattle video
by the Lannan Foundation.
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 8:54 am-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Levertov 1994 reading (Photos: 1, 2, 3); Poems: 'Settling', 'Open Secret', 'Tragic Error' ("Evening Train"); 'Danger Moments', 'A Gift' and 'For Those Whom the Gods Love Less' ("Sands of the Well").

Typed these six poems read from
Collected Poems of Denise Levertov
to complete "Celebration" web page.
Friday, November 10, 2017, 9:46-10:02 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Thomas Füri conducts Camerata Bern Ensemble in Gioachino Rossini's "String Sonata #1 in G" (1804); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Rossini born 2-29-1792, leap year (12 birthdays)

Rossini was a child prodigy
and composed this sonata
when he was just 13-year-old.
Friday, November 10, 2017, 12:05-5:00 pm
Mountain View: Paulson Park Computer Room
MV Senior Center is not showing free movie today;
Los Altos Library & Foothiill Krause Center closed
for Veterans Day holiday; Lucky Apt computers open

Checked 2017 poems for
% page printouts to assemble
Poems 2017 as gifts for friends.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 2:30-2:54 pm
Mountain View: Sprouts (630 San Antonio Road);
1.99 lbs Red Seedless Grapes @ 98¢/lb = $1.95;
2 lbs Wild Sea Scallops @ $9.84/lb = $19.68;

Watch set 10 minutes slower;
Missed 2:51 pm Bus #40 and
caught 3:35 pm Bus #40 home.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 4:00-8:15 pm
Mountain View: Al phoned saying John Beck wants
to go to the early 12:15 pm show of "Thor" so he'll pick me up at 8 am Sunday; Rudy's 3:09 pm: still in Lodi

Threw away one bag of newspapers;
Cleared six bags of printouts and
magazines near the closet door.
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 8:30 am-11:00 pm
Santa Clara: Hometown Buffet (2670 El Camino)
Al picks me up at 8 am at my apt for breakfast;
Rudy returned from Lodi at 10:30 pm Saturday and came for breakfast; Karen showed up at 10:30 am but didn't eat; Astronomy Professor John Beck met us at the movies; Used $5.99 breakfast coupons

Scrambled eggs, 6 sausages, bacon,
6 Polish sausages, 3 potato pancakes,
cantaloupes, and two chocolate milk.
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 12:15-2:55 pm
San Jose: Cinelux Alamaden Café & Lounge (2306 Almaden Rd.); Taika Waititi directs "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017) with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins; (Videos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); (Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4, a
, b, c, d, e, f)

Thor: Ragnarok made more funny
and got rave reviews, raking in
$509 million just the first week.
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4:30-6:10 pm
Los Altos Library: Karen drops me off here
after we saw "Thor: Ragnarok" film; Ratings:
Karen 9; Peter 8; Al 7; Rudy 5; (Nap 7-10:17 pm)

Typed in Microsoft Word
Preface to Poems 2017 on how
these 20 poems were composed.
Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:00-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Typed 8 haikus from Friday 11/10 to 11/13 when
computer labs were closed for Veterans Day holiday.

Wrote up seven more poems
in Preface to Poems 2017 and
converted from Word to HTML.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 2:20-2:50 pm
Mountain View: Friend takes me shopping at
Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave); $2 off on $19.28
purchase; Gallon Value Corner Non-fat milk $2.09,
3 Tai Pei Meals: Combination friend rice @ $2;

4 cans Dole chunk pineapples @ 99¢,
Lucerne creamers @ $2.88, Strawberry
yogurt $1.48, Lasco Smoked Salmon $3.91.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 4:36-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
"Enlightenment News" on Wayback Machine with Rousseau quote; Last news bookmarked (April 2008);
Five Enlightenment articles from Google News today—

Worthy of the enlightened; Bodhi Tree healthy;
End of The End of History; Sexual Harassment Enlightenment; Books: From Joyce to Rabelais.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 11:55-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
No BBEdit during summer to type these in HTML;
Converted 4 poems from Microsoft Word to HTML
formatting— "Seeing the Soul Everywhere";

"Solar Eclipse: August 21, 2017";
"Lunch with Two Feathered Friends";
"Chandrasekhar's Stanford Monet Lecture".
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 11:55-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
"Manual Cinema turns Gwendolyn Brooks into
poetry magic"
; "Polish poetry published in Brazil";
Reading poems by Anna Świrszczynska

"The Greatest Love"; "Virginity";
"I Knocked My Head against the Wall";
"I'll Open the Window"; "Large Intestine".
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Mountain View: Raining outdoors; Stayed home
to clean apartment; Threw away 12 "Common Ground" & 12 "Stanford Continuing Studies Catalogs"; Printouts of 2000-2001 stock market news & Notes of Foothill Internet classes taught

Kept printouts: On This Day;
Web Resources on Dante;
Memories of Dad.
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 4:35-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
"Beautiful Little Worlds: Harvard's Window into
the Dutch Golden Age"
(By Hillary A. McLauchlin, Harvard Gazette, 11-16-2017); Poetry News—
"Layli Long Soldier's book Whereas" (Poem)

"How Twitter Turned Milk & Vine Into a #1 Amazon Best Seller"; "Frank Bidart wins Poetry Award"; AI to crack Zodiac Killer's Z340 code.
Friday, November 17, 2017, 9:30 am-1:00 pm
Mountain View: Stayed home to clean apartment;
Cleared boxes & bags for 2 feet space to bedroom
window; Found Zen photos from Kyoto (1978) & Chartres (1979); Favorite postcards in a box: François Gerard, "Cupid & Psyche" (1798);

Gerard David, Rest on the Flight into Egypt;
Puis de Chavannes, Poetry Murals (1895);
E. A. Abbey, Golden Tree & Grail (1902).
Friday, November 17, 2017, 2:00-5:50 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Nov. 17 @ 1:01 am Email from Peter Milton on LED LIGHT BOXES; Twentieth Century Ltd II memorialized the 1963 demolition of New York's Penn Station (2017);
After seeing Milton's "Interiors VI: Soundings" (1989)

at Stanford Art Museum (8-2-2009), wrote poem
"An Augustinian Awakening" (8-12-2009) with Notes which he liked & posted on his web site.
Friday, November 17, 2017, 6:15-6:32 pm
Mountain View: CVS (2630 W. El Camino Real)
Gold Emblem Unsalted Deluxe Mixed Nuts
($6.99 special) with 30% off + 15% off
and $2 off coupons for $3.65 total.

Rudy has not been taking Vitamins;
Bought him 7-Days Vitamin Box
for $3.29 + 18¢ tax = $3.47
Friday, November 17, 2017, 9:00 pm-1:00 am
Mountain View: After dinner, cleaned space
in apartment living room to create 66 inches
between kitchen wall and first row of boxes;
Threw away printouts of 1998 Children Classes—

Education Resources; References Resources;
Biographical Resources; Silent Greetings;
Internet Activities: Issue #1, June 29, 1998.
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Reading Caesura Oct. 1995: San Jose Center for Poetry; Rave reviews on Sherod Santos' Poetry Workshop by Joyce McGeevy & Jeanne Watson

Santos A Poetry of Two Minds (2000);
"Orpheus and Eurydice" (pp. 24-37);
Poems: "Dream of Nothing" & "All Souls".
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Bookmarked articles from Mercury News
TECHNOLOGY: Make way for these 'Ghostbusters' when hackers breach networks

Murder on the Oriental Express
Mark Hamill on Star Wars,
The Glass Castle.
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Mountain View: Got up 10:30 am and cleaned
apartment; Wet paper towels to clean window sills
of dirt & grime from screen window left open when
leaf blowers came; Moved eight boxes for 2 feet
space corridor to window

Found folder of June 4, 1989
meeting with Gorbachev at Stanford;
folder of postcards illustrating my poems.
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1:45-5:05 pm
Los Altos Library: Renewed 2 books two days overdue
(Tracy K. Smith, "Life on Mars" & Miranda Seymour,
"Mary Shelley" bio) and two books due today
(JoAnn Dahikoetter, "Your Perforning Edge"
and Stanley Moss, "Almost Complete Poems")

Two books renewed two times
and can't renew: What Is Poetry?
& Pablo Neruda's 100 Love Sonnets.
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1:45-5:05 pm
Los Altos Library: Brian Klemmer, "The Compassionate Samura: Being Extraordinary
in An Ordinary World" (2009) ($24.95 for $2);
158Klemmer (Gilroy & Saratoga Library) p. 171: Michael Jordan quote— Emailed Rudy that Sunnyvale Library has this book for checkout

"I've failed over and over
and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed."
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1:45-5:05 pm
Los Altos Library: Quraysh Ali Lansana & Sandra Jackson-Opoku (Eds.), "Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks" (2017); 813.54BrooksRevise (Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas Library); p. xxi (Dana showed up at the Library & offered me a ride to Safeway; but I want a ride home)

This book is a testament to Brooks'
art that is disciplined in craft & culturally
conscious and yet that is widely inclusive.
Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:00-4:00 pm
Mountain View: Rudy came at noon & we took
20 bags & boxes to Public Storage so my apt
looks less cluttered; Another friend came at
3:45 pm to put 10 bags in her Prius trunk

My apartment looks in good shape
for tomorrow's inspection; Took
4:49 pm Bus #40 to Foothill College.
Monday, November 20, 2017, 5:33-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
ART: Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs (By Robin Pogrebin & Scott Reyburn, NY Times, 11-15-2017)

The painting, Salvator Mundi
is the only Leonardo in private
hands; It's no Mona Lisa.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 10:00-10:30 am
Mountain View: Inspection of apartment by Julio,
Frank, Zahira, & Guadalupe; Glad to see progress
but Guadalupe wants another two rows of boxes
cleared so there's 92 inches space to kitchen wall.

They will inspect again in
29 days on December 20th
despite my request for 2018.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 1:00-1:04 pm
KDFC 104.9 FM: Riccardo Chailly conducts Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Dmitri Shostakovich's "Jazz Suite #2: Waltz #2, Op. 50b" (1938); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

"Waltz No. 2" made famous by
Stanley Kubrick's soundtrack
of his film Eyes Wide Shut.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 2:00-2:23 pm
Mountain View: Friend takes me grocery shopping
at 99 Ranch Market (1350 Grant Road)

Mogami Sesame Oil $1.99; Red Bean Buns $3.49; 4 Furn Yuo Chia Charng @ $1.39;
Thick Bean Curd $2.39; Fish Balls $2.49.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 3:00-3:18 pm
Mountain View: Friend takes me grocery shopping at
Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff); $2 off on $18.68 purchase

4 Lucerne Dairy Creamers @ $2.43;
Baron Deluxe Pizza $3.34; Tai Pei Meals @ $2;
2 Strawberry Yogurt @ $1.48; Bananas 46¢/lb.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 5:08-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Turn on, tune in, geek out (Houghton collection of 120 pieces culled from 50,000 inherited from Julio Mario Santo Domingo Jr.: a billionaire who was obsessed with the search for transcendence.)
(Rebecca Coleman, Harvard Gazette, 11-20-2017)

Seven themes for the exhibit: opium,
psychedelics, cocaine, marijuana,
sex, protest, underground comics.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 5:08-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
ART: How a curator sees $450M Leonardo (Da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi", a Christ portrait (1500), fetched a record-smashing $450.3 million at Christie's, despite concerns regarding its condition and authenticity)
(By Colleen Walsh, Harvard Gazette, 11-16-2017)

Cassandra Albinson, Curator of European Art
at the Harvard Art Museums answers
questions on this historic sale.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 7:01-7:06 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Milos Karadaglic plays guitar; Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts London Philharmonic Orchestra in Joaquin Rodrigo's "Fantasy for a Gentleman" (1954); CD; (YouTube: Milos, Segovia, John Williams, Pepe Romero)

Rodrigo's 117th birthday today—
KDFC honors him playing
"Fantasy for a Gentleman".
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 9:28 am-4:30 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
"ART $ CULTURE: The incomparable da Vinci"
(In a dazzling new biography, Walter Isaacson plumbs
Leonardo's relentlessly curious and creative mind)
(By Christina Pazzanese, Harvard Gazette, 11-7-2017)

He pored over the to-do lists that
da Vinci kept to hold himself
to his intellectual pursuits.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 9:28 am-4:30 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
"Leonardo Da Vinci's 1490 To-Do List": He picked
the brain of those who knew more than him, that's how he became such a great genius and polymath.

Two Characteristics of an
Effective Artist's To Do List—
1. Be Curious. 2. Be Specific.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 9:28 am-4:30 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Al Guzman dropped by Krause Center to say "hello"
and wish me "Happy Thanksgiving"; Was going to
TLC later to do the same; Thanksgiving poems—

"Thanksgiving Prayer" (11-22-1979);
"Glorious Setting Sun" (9-1-1979);
"Be Thankful" (11-23-2012).
Thursday, November 23, 2017, 2:45-2:53 pm
Mountain View: Sprouts (630 San Antonio Road)
Raincheck for sold out Walnut pieces @ $3.99/lb;
Late July Multigrain Tortilla Chips Buy 1 @ $3.49
Get 2 Free— Organic Lime; Organic Sweet Potato;
Chia, Quinoa, Millet, Amaranth, Flax ($6.98 for 6)

Thanksgiving holiday schedule
is Sunday's— Missed 2:58 pm
Bus #40; Caught 4:06 pm Bus home.
Thursday, November 23, 2017, 8:00-10:00 pm
Cooked Thanksgiving Dinner: Tai Pei Fried Rice;
2 scrambled eggs, 17 diced baby carrots, crabmeat,
2 green onions, broccoli crown, water chestnuts,
peanuts, almonds, walnuts, sunflower & pumpkin seeds,
Chai Charng gluten, 9 jumbo sea scallops, sesame oil

Cooked enough stir-fry
for four dinner meals
to save time from cooking.
Friday, November 24, 2017, 10:25-10:50 am
Mountain View: Walmart (600 Showers Drive)
First time shopping on Black Friday: Dickies
Crew Heavy Work Socks 5 pack for $4 sold out;
Caught 11:05 am Bus #40 nearby home

Men's Sharper Image Slippers @ $6
sold out; Got Women's Dearfoams
Slippers XL 11-12 @ $6.54 with tax.
Friday, November 24, 2017, 12:00-7:30 pm
Mountain View: Cleaning apt for 12/20 inspection;
Threw away bag of newspapers & bag of printouts
from 5 boxes— Netscape & Infoseek search info;
Students final exam Internet projects (March 1997).

Found five letters (1972-1979) from
Paul Brunton (PB) inviting me
to visit him in Switzerland.
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 10:24-11:00 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Mitsuko Uchida plays piano
and conducts Cleveland Orchestra in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Piano Concerto #20 in D minor, K. 466" (1785); CD; (YouTube: Martha Argerich, Mitsuko Uchida, Arthur Rubinstein, Valentina Lisitsa, and Evgeny Kissin)

Second movement Romanze is
lyrical, passionate, and tender,
full of peace and harmony.
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 1:10-4:50 pm
Los Altos Library: Returned 2 overdue books, renewed 4 books; No computer access for Thursday & Friday; 186 spams & 92 emails mostly Google News for
Poetry & Enlightenment; Three friends emailed that
they enjoyed "Be Thankful" 2012 Thanksgiving poem.

Interview with Simon Armitage
Oxford poetry professor glad he didn't
study English; Learning from students
doing performing poetry on YouTube.
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 1:10-4:50 pm
Los Altos Library: Isabel Allende and PeteSouza visit Seattle to talk about their books [Allende's latest novel, "In the Midst of Winter" moves from modern-day Brooklyn to 1970s Chile and Brazil.]
(By Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, 11-23-2017)

J. Blunk's James Wright: A Life in Poetry
tells his studies with Theodore Roethke and
Stanley Kunitz at University of Washington.
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 5:10-5:27 pm
Mountain View: CVS (2630 W. El Camino Real)
$3 off coupon good only for Colgate toothpaste;
6 oz Colgate MaxFresh $3.59 with 50¢ coupon
total 32¢; Sprouts Market (630 San Antonio Road)
1.1 lb Jumbo Cooked Shrimps @ $10.99/lb = $12.09

Got shopping done today
at CVS & Sprouts Market and
caught 5:49 pm Bus #40 home.
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 11:50 am
Mountain View: Cloudy and chance for rain;
Neighbor Don going out for walk, plans to buy
another desktop computer at Fry's for $49;
Threw away heavy bag of printouts—

Summer Internet class of children's poems;
2003-2005 VTA bus passes; Bookmarks:
Stanford, Palo Alto, & Los Altos Library.
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 12:45-6:05 pm
Los Altos Library: The Warrior Pacific Is Back!
(By Marie-France Bornais, Quebec Telegram,
11-25-2017); Dan Millman wrote 1980 best-seller
"Way of the Peaceful Warrior"; Key of enlightenment:

Make all our daily actions such as walking,
doing dishes, stand, being devoted to
to improve the quality of our presence.
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 7:43-10:25 pm
Mountain View: Exchanged $5 at Library for 20
quarters to do laundry; $1.50 wash & $1.00 dry
2 sheets, pillow case, 6 towels, pajama top, two
pajama bottoms, 12 shorts, 12 T-shirts, 26 socks

Rain stopped while doing laundry;
Ate dinner of cooked stir-fry with chopped
Roma tomato, crabmeat, jumbo sea scallops.
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 10:25 pm-2:30 am
Mountain View: Need to clear two rows of 13 boxes
so there's 92 inches space between kitchen wall
and first row of boxes for inspection on Dec. 20;
Searched 5 boxes by window for items to throw away

Wired Magazines, Taiwan 1988 brochures &
handouts of National Development Seminars;
ballroom dancing & contra-dancing schedules.
Monday, November 27, 2017, 10:20-10:30 am
Mountain View: Kaiser Hospital (555 Castro St)
Picked up medications $41.52 and went to
Customer Services (Carlo) to file grievance
on Senior Advantage non-payment of $43
that Dr. Kevin Jeworski charged for x-ray

Caught 10:36 am Bus #52
across the street for ride
to Foothill College 10:51 am.
Monday, November 27, 2017, 11:00 am-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Four days without using Mac computer; Caught up
bookmarking Poetry News & Enlightenment News
and 12 Haikus from November 23-November 27
Web sites copied text & photos from WisdomPortal:

Valentine Plaque; Claude Monet;
Emerson & Thoreau; Indra's Lesson;
Lessons in Leadership from Don Quixote.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 1:57-2:08 pm
Mountain View: Friend takes me grocery
shopping at Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave)

Raincheck on 10 Gorton Salmon Fillets
@ $3.99 BOGO free for $19.95;
Gallon Non-fat milk $2.79.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 4:30-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Not much time to stop at Los Altos Library today

Found 13 stamps with 66 denomination
from East Germany, Mozambique (4),
France (4), French Polynesia (4).
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 11:43 am-1 pm
Los Altos Library: Consulted 2018 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Volumes 2B & 4B for Scott Catalogue #s & dates of issue of 15 stamps.

France: 4655 Mobilization for WWI;
4553 Anne of Brittany; 4568 Horse Year; 4587 Qinhuai River; 4653 Pompadour.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 1:40-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Found 12 GB USB left on Mac yesterday as I ran
to catch the 7:22 pm Bus #40; A year of work saved!

French Polynesia: 691 Cicada; 663 Pearls;
527 Legends; 659 Loti's Wedding; Mozambique: 2108b Ganesha; 2467f Steve Jobs; 2588c Dodo.
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 10:58 am-7:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Foothill student Hunter Swart came by to chat; He's interested in enlightenment and teachings
of Drunvalo Melchizedek; Sent him emails on

Leonardo da Vinci's "To Do List";
Characteristics of Creative Genius,
Thanksgiving Poem: "Be Thankful".
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 10:58 am-7:15 pm
Started "On Number 66" on August 2, 2017;
Typed HTML in Microsoft Word in September;
Sidetracked to do Number 96 for Prof. Scheraga;
Finished 66-1.html with 168 items today

Cover for "On Number 66;
Preface for "On Number 66;
Notes on Meditations on 66.

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