HAIKUS: September 2019

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, September 1, 2019, 7:30-10:00 am;
Mountain View: Al Guzman picks me up at 7:30 am, drives through Redwood City, San Mateo, San Carlos,
Millbrae (9:30 am); then to Sunnyvale Innovation Way to
show me Light Rail Stations at Moffet Park & Lockheed-
Martin Statons; Lunch Sweet Tomatoes (1040 Grant Rd),
1:00-3:00 pm; Karen joined us; Printed out $9.99 coupon each with unlimited drinks for entire party of four
as their Labor Day Weekend Special

Wonton Salad, Spinach, Beets, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Radishes, Green Pepper, Olives,
Egg Salad, Iced Milk, Jello, Tapioca Pudding,
Sunday, September 1, 2019, 10:30 am-12:50 pm
Mountain View: Al Guzman drives to ICON Theatre
(2575 California St., Suite 601) to meet Scotty to see
David Leitch directs "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" (2019), starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Eiza González, Cliff Curtis, Helen Mirren, Eddie Marsan, Roman Reigns, Josh Mauga, John Tui, Lori Pelenise Tuisano, Eliana Sua;
(YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); (Film Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4)

Cybernetically-enhanced terrorist (Idris Elba)
& his men threaten world with a deadly virus
as Hobbs & Shaw & Samoans prevent them.
Monday, September 2, 2019, 4:30-5:03 pm
Mountain View: Safeway (645 San Antonio Rd);
Missed 4:16 pm Bus 40; Caught 5:25 pm Bus 40 home;
Kettle Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips @ 99¢;
Sig. Select Cinnamon & Apple Sauce $1.61

4 Lucerne Sliced Cheese @ $1.50 (for Rudy);
2 lbs Sig. Cafe Deviled Egg Potato Salad $5.99;
2 Quiches (Florentine, Cheese & Bacon) @ $4.47.
Monday, September 2, 2019, 6:00 pm-1:30 am
Mountain View: After dinner of Open Nature Thin Crust
Pepperoni Pizza (1/2) with green onions & 9 Pimento
Olives; Searched through printouts & folders in three
boxes for 1990 UC Berkeley lecture at Ibn Arabi Society

Threw away hundreds of printouts
of Stock Market Analysis of 2000 Crash
and Summer NOVA program for children.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 8:32-8:36 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Barry Wordsworth conducts
BBC Concert Orchestra to Pietro Mascagni's
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo (1890);
CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4);
History in Music Trivia 1890

Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty premiered (1-15);
Oscar Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray (6-20);
Sherman Antitrust Act U.S. law. (7-2-1890).
Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:00-7:00 pm
Los Altos Library: Found in my folders—
Wreath on Dürer's Angel Melencolia's head
identified as
watercress by Panofsky & Saxl;
However, art historian & botanist Lottlisa Behling
shows that the plant is Lovage (Levisticum officinale)

"Betrachtungen zu Einigen Dürer-Pflanzen"
in Pantheorn, Vol. XXIII (1965), pp. 277-291
shows Lovage used to treat melancolia.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 8:33-8:41 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Sylvia Alimena conducts
Eclipse Chamber Orchestra to Florian Leopold Gassmann's The Fisherwoman: Overture (1771); CD;
(YouTube: 1, 2, 3); History in Music Trivia 1771

Bubonic plague kills 52,000 in Moscow (4-4);
1st voyage of James Cook around the world (7-12);
Fathers Pedro Cambon & Angel Somera
found Mission Vieja, CA
(9-8-1771).
Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 4:30-7:35 pm
Los Altos Library: Stayed up to 3 am last night
throwing away printouts of NOVA program for 3rd grade children at Foothill College (Summer 2000) and Stock Market Analysis of 2000 Crash; Stock prices for AMD

Saved MicroTmes cover article (6-25-1997)
on Hedy Lamarr inventing spread spectrum
using radio waves back in 1941
to help U.S in World War II.
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:51-6:56 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Original Soundtrack to
Justin Hurwitz's La La Land: Planetarium (2016);
CD; (YouTube: 1,2, 3, 4);

Romantic music in La La Land
as Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone
waltz in Planetarium to the stars.
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 7:27-7:32 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Pascal Rogé plays piano
to Erik Satie's Gnossienne #5 (1897);
CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4);

Coined new word "Gnossienne"
as he was interested in gnostic sects
and myth of Theseus, Ariadne & Minotaur.
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 8:50-10:30 am
Mountain View to Sunnyvale: 8:50 am Bus #40 at
Rengstorff & Jane Lane; 9:00 am Bus #35 at Rengstorff
& California St. to Mtn View Cal-Train Station for
Light Rail #902 to Sunnyvale Moffet Park Station

Half hour meandering in Microsoft
and Google Campus before finding
Foothill College @ 1070 Innovation Way.
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 10:30 am-7:20 pm
Sunnyvale: Foothill College Sunnvale Campus
(1070 Innovation Way); Al Guzman welcomed
me here to work on Mac since Krause Center
at Los Altos Hills is closed till September 10

Add 8 items in Books & Quotes in "Numbers 68"
and 4 philosophers & 18 poets connected to #68;
Al gives me ride to El Camino to catch Bus #22.
Friday, September 6, 2019, 8:30-8:34 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Milos Karadaglic plays guitar
as Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts London Philharmonic Orchestra to Joaquin Rodrigo's Fantasy for a Gentleman (1954); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Music History 1954:

Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggio. (1-14);
Patent for Oscar Mayer hotdog car (2-23);
Senator Joseph McCarthy's hearings (4-22-1954).
Friday, September 6, 2019, 7:30-9:00 pm
Palo Alto: Friends Meeting House (957 Colorado Ave)
Waverley Writers Poetry Reading (16 poets came today);
Ann Cheilek gave me a ride home; She recognized tree
in my poem as a Chinese Elm by Jiffy Lube

Read two poems tonight—
"Hour Walk to Ballroom Dancinng"
and "My Favorite Trees".
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:21-9:47 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
plays piano as Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts
Cleveland Orchestra to Sergei Rachmaninoff's
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43 (1934);
CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4);

Professor Charles Fisk's lecture
"Placing Rachmaninoff" analyzed this
at a Stanford lecture on Nov. 29, 2004.
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 12:40-4:45 pm
Los Altos Library: Surprise email from Theresa in Seattle
responding to "Happy Easter" email of 4/20; She missed
our Palo Alto ballroom dancing, invites me to Seattle
visit; Sent her poems written 4/22 to 7/25 (Poems 2019)
and photos from Nature Walks 2019

Shopping at Sprouts (630 San Antonio Rd)—
3.5 lbs Raw Almonds @ $3.99/lb = $13.97;
4.41 lbs Walnuts Halves @ $3.99/lb = $17.60.
Sunday, September 8, 2019, 12:30-2:00 pm
Los Altos Hills: Karen picks me up at 12:30 pm & drives
to her apt, but Scotty doesn't come for succulent planting

Karen has breakfast and plays
piano tunes of musicals for me;
drives me to Los Altos Library,
Sunday, September 8, 2019, 2:30-5:10 pm
Los Altos Library: Sales Shelves: "Unicorn Tapestries"
by Margaret Freeman, (1976); Retail $25.45 for $3.00

Bought The Unicorn Tapestries (128 pp.)
by Adolfo Salvatore Cavallo (2005) for $2,
but this book is double the size (244 pp.).
Monday, September 9, 2019, 8:31-8:36 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Alicia de Larrocha plays piano to
Enrique Granados's Danza espanolas #3: Zarabanda (1898); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Musical History 1890:
The Sleeping Beauty, with music by Tchaikovsky, premiered in St. Petersburg (1-15);

Weather Bureau established, within
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(2-9);
Born in 1890: Adolphe Menjou (2-18),
Marjorie Main (2-24), Stan Laurel (6-16-1890),
Monday, September 9, 2019, 4:20-6:30 pm
Los Altos Library: Used Comet Cleanser, Tide Detergent, Simple Green to clean stove & floors for tomorrow's apt
inspection; 1:10 pm Bus #34 10 minutes late; 2:25 pm
Bus #40 came at 4:05 pm (Hour & 40 minutes late!)
6:30 pm Bus #40 came at 7:40 pm (Hour 10 minutes late)

Shopping at Safeway— Rainchecks for
Van de Kamp 10 Frozen Fish Fillets @ $3.79;
10 Gorton Salmon Fillets @ $3.99/lb BOGO free.
Missed 8:15 pm Bus #40; 9:21 pm Bus #40 home.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 8:31-8:42 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Joshua Bell plays violin as
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Berlin Philharmonic
to Peter Tchaikovsky's Meditation in D Op. 42/1 (1878);
CD;(YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Trivia in Musical History 1878

Phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison. (2-19);
Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore debuts (5-25);
Born in 1878: Carl Sandburg (1-6),
Jack Johnson (3-31), Bill Robinson (5-25-1878),
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 6:50-7:35 pm
Los Altos Library: Stayed home for Apartment
Inspection (8:30 am-5:00 pm) that never came;
5:28 pm Bus #40 to Foothill College 5:55 pm;
Krause Center closed 9/10; Opens 9/11 @ 8:00 am

Bus #40 running on time today.
Went to Sprouts Farmers Market—
2 lbs Raw Sunflower Seeds @ $2.49/lb;
Caught 8:12 pm Bus#40 in time home.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:48-6:01 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM— Jean Jacques Kantorow
conducts Orchestra D'Auvergne to
Giacomo Puccini's 3 Minuets (1884);
CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Composed before Puccini's
famous operas: La bohème (1896),
Tosca (1900) & Madame Butterfly (1904).
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 8:25 am-5:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Arrived at Lab by 8:05 am, but doors still locked;
Janitor Deborah says Lab not open till Sept. 23,
as she has to shampoo the carpets, but let me in.

Martha Rubin says they changed
opening schedule from Sept. 10 to Sept. 23;
but will allow me to work till 5 pm today.
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 8:50-10:00 am
Mountain View to Sunnyvale: 8:50 am Bus #40 at
Rengstorff & Jane Lane; 9:15 am Bus #35 at Rengstorff
& California St. to Mtn View Cal-Train Station for
Light Rail #902 to Sunnyvale Moffet Park Station

Google Security Guard guided me
through Campus parking lot to find
Foothill College @ 1070 Innovation Way.
Thursday, September 12 2019, 10:13 am-7:16 pm
Sunnyvale: Foothill College Sunnyvale Campus
(1070 Innovation Way); Al Guzman is not here;
On 8/15, he introduced me to Janitor Matt who
unlocked Computer Room 211 for me to work

Formatted 87 photos of August 27
visit to the San Francisco Zoo
24 vertical & 63 horizontal photos.
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 716-7:55 pm
Sunnyvale: Left Foothill Computer Lab 211 @ 7:16 pm
Google Guard misdirected me to Light Rail Moffet Park
via Innovation Way which was forbidden to pedestrians

Walked through Google Campus
to catch 7:55 pm Light Rail to Mountain View;
Wait for 8:15 pm Bus #35 to San Antonio Road.
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 8:35-9:05 pm
Mountain View: Safeway (645 San Antonio Road)
Bus #35 arrived at San Antonio El Camino @ 8:35 pm
Caught Bus #40 @ 9:17 pm ( 4 minutes early) home

Sig. Select Deviled-Egg Potato Salad $5.99;
Sig. Select Thin Crust Supreme Pizza $2.99:
Quaker Instant Oatmeal Apple Cinnamon $1.49.
Friday, September 13, 2019, 8:50-10:00 am
Mountain View to Sunnyvale: 8:55 am Bus #40 at
Rengstorff Avenue; 9:10 am Bus #35 at Rengstorff &
California St. to Mtn View Cal-Train Station: 9:23 am
Light Rail #902 to Sunnyvale Moffet Park (9:35 am)

Walked through Google Campus
and parking lot in 15 minutes to find
Foothill College @ 1070 Innovation Way.
Friday, September 13, 2019, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunnyvale: Foothill College Sunnyvale Campus
(1070 Innovation Way); Front door was locked,
but Admission Lady Hao opened door & Janitor
Matt unlocked Computer Room 211 for me to work

Using Hakone Gardens as template,
arranged San Francisco Zoo (8/27 visit)
photos with Preface in five hours today.
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1:11-4:45 pm
Los Altos Library: Printed "SF Zoo" 6 pages
in color @ 20¢ @ 64%; Emailed Karen on
Thin-crust Supreme Pizza at Safeway @ $2.99.

Emailed Al Guzman, thanking him
for introducing me to janitor Matt
who unlocked Lab #211 for me to work.

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 7:40-8:45 pm
Mountain View: Since Bus #40 has been erratic,
didn't go shopping today at Sprouts or Safeway,
so won't be late walking an hour to ballroom dancing

After coming home at 12:20 am, Karen left
phone messages @ 7:50 & 8:50 pm offering me
ride to ballroom dancing, but I had gone already.
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 4:20-5:10 pm
Los Altos Library: Gina Berriault, "The Tea Ceremony: The Uncollected Writings of Gina Berriault" (2003) (813.54Berriau); Her favorite book: "The Essential Rumi"

"The Tea Ceremony": Miss Ferguson said:
"we must all admire the teapot and
the bowls and even the bamboo whisk...
the beauty of the objects set before them."
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 5:30-5:58 pm
Mountain View: Safeway (645 San Antonio Road)
Need to make $30+ purchase to get Reward Coupon;
Total came to $31.53; Caught Bus #40 @ 6:26 pm home

Van de Kamp 10 Frozen Fish Fillets = $3.99;
Sig. Select Deviled-Egg Potato Salad = $5.99;
2 Thin Crust Supreme Pizza @ $2.99 = $5.98;
4 International Delight Creamers @ $2.49 = $9.96.
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 7:00-10:00 pm
Mountain View: Columbia Magazine, Fall 2019 (10-11);
"Melville at 200: How Scholars Rescued the Author of Moby Dick from the Waters of Oblivion" (By Paul Hond)

Carl Van Doren urged Raymond Weaver
to write Herman Melville: Mariner and Mystic
(1921) that restored his fame as great fiction writer.
Monday, September 16, 2019, 7:20-7:26 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Pascal Rogé plays piano to
Erik Satie's Je te veux (1900); CD (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4);
Met pianist Aldo Ciccolini (1986), an expert on Erik Satie

"I Want You" poem by Henry Pacory
inspired Satie's sentimental waltz
with version for piano and voice.
Monday, September 16, 2019, 8:50-10:00 am
Mountain View to Sunnyvale: 8:51 am Bus #40 at
Rengstorff & Jane Lane; 9:03 am Bus #35 at Rengstorff
& California St. to Mtn View Cal-Train Station: 9:23 am
Light Rail #902 to Sunnyvale Moffet Park (9:35 am)

It's raining today, but I can now find
Foothill College @ 1070 Innovation Way
without any more problems to do my work.
Monday, September 16, 2019, 10:08 am-5:50 pm
Sunnyvale: Foothill College Sunnyvale Campus
(1070 Innovation Way); Front door opened today
10:00 am Timer unlocked Computer Room 211
for me to work; BBEdit still operational (since 8/15)

Corrected two typos in "SF Zoo";
Wrote Haikus Thursday 9/12 to Monday 9/16;
"Meditations on 68" format in HTML from Word.
Monday, September 16, 2019, 6:45-7:14 pm
Mountain View: Sprouts Market (630 San Antonio Rd.)
Bus #35 arrived here at 6:43 pm; Used $5 off coupon
on $30+ purchases; Caught 7:41 pm Bus #40 home

18 oz Wheat Germ $2.79; 6 oz Blueberries $1.67;
2 Solgar Magnesium Citrate (120 tabs) @ $11.99
($21.97 with $1.81 tax); Veggie Chips $2.98.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:08 am-6:00 pm
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Pablo Sáinz Villegas plays guitar
to Antonio Lauro's Seis por derecho (1977); CD;
(YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Trivia in Musical History 1977

Roots begins its run on ABC. (1-23-1977);
First Apple II computers go on sale. (6-10);
British Airways's Concorde London-NYC (11-22).
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 5:55-7:20 pm
Palo Alto, Stanford Theatre: Wesley Ruggles directs
"True Confession" (1937), starring Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore, Una Merkel, Porter Hall, Edgar Kennedy, Lynne Overman, Irving Bacon, Fritz Feld, John T. Murray, Richard Carle, Hattie McDaniel; (YouTube: 1, full film); (Film Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4)

When compulsive liar Carole Lombard
is accused of murder she confessed
to a crime she did not commit.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:30-9:20 pm
Palo Alto, Stanford Theatre: Billy Wilder directs "Double Indemnity" (1944), starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Byron Barr, Richard Gaines,
Fortunio Bonanova, John Philliber; (YouTube:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5); (Film Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4)

Great film noir with Raymond Chandler's
dialogue, Rozsa's score, and Stanwyck's
Phyllis Dietrichson as 8th most evil villain.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6:48-6:55 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM— Alison Balsom plays trumpet;
Tom Etheridge on organ; Stephen Cleobury conducts Choir of King's College, Cambridge to Johann Sebastian Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring BWV 147 (1723); CD;
(YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); "Which Came First: Joy or Desire?"

Wrote poem (4-9-2016) that
Upanishads rishis proclaimed
"Oh the wonder of joy! I am the first-born".
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 10:10-11:45 am
Mountain View to Sunnyvale: 10:10 am Bus #34;
Red Line Bus to Cal Train Station; U.S. Post Office
(211 Hope St); Opened P.O. Box 390707; Threw away
2 dozen junk mail (mostly from Chase Bank $600 offer);
Light Rail #902 to Sunnyvale Moffet Park (11:21 am)

Paid $106 annual fee with check #1800;
Caught Light Rail to Moffet Park 11:32 am;
Arrived Sunnyvale Foothill College 11:45 am.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 8:31-8:37 am KDFC: 104.9 FM: José Serebrier conducts Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to Antonin Dvorak's Czech Suite: Polka Op. 39 (1879); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4);
Trivia in Musical History 1879

First female students admitted to study for degrees of Oxford University (10-13); Using carbonized filament, Edison tests 1st practical electric light bulb (10-22); Born in 1879: E.M. Forster (1-1); Albert Einstein (3-14); Paul Klee (12-18-1879).
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 11:50 am-6:00 pm
Sunnyvale: Foothill College Sunnyvale Campus
(1070 Innovation Way); Got here later than usual due
to stopping by Mountain View U.S. Post Office to pay
annual P.O. Box fee used for WisdomPortal.com web site

Use Number 97 as template, compose "Number 98"
for Professor H.A. Scheraga's 98th birthday on
Oct. 18, 2019; Can this be done in a month's time?
Start with Geography Section on Highway Signs—
European Rte E98; U.S. Route 98; King's Hwy 98.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6:35-7:15 pm
Sunnyvale: Foothill College Sunnyvale Campus
(1070 Innovation Way); Lab closed 9/19 and 9/20;
Stayed to 6:28 pm to do 98 degrees Longitude Cities
and finished #68-77 in Geography Section for #98

Ran through Google Campus in 9 minutes
to catch 6:44 pm Light Rail at Moffet Park
& 7 pm Bus #35 at Mountain View Station.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:20-7:57 pm
Mountain View: Sprouts Market (630 San Antonio Rd.)
Bus #35 arrived here at 7:15 pm; Used $5 off coupon
on $30+ purchases; Caught 8:15 pm Bus #40 home;
4.26 lbs Red Grapes @ 98¢ = $4.17; Spinach $1.99

1.21 lbs Brazil Nuts @ $7.99/lb = $9.67:
6 bags Terra Veggie Chips @ $1.99 = $11.94;
1.93 lbs Dried Apple Rings @ $3.89/lb = $7.51.
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:33-8:40 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Jean-Phillipe Collard plays piano
as André Previn conducts Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to Saint-Saëns's Allegro appassionato Op. 70 (1873);
CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Musical History 1873

University of California opens its 1st medical school in SF. (2-20); Preakness Stakes 1st run in Baltimore. (5-23); Woman's Christian Temperance Union is founded, in Hillsboro, Ohio. (12-23-1873).
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 3:09-6:30 pm
Los Altos Library: Composed 10 items in "Number 98"
Geography, Art & Music sections; Bus #40 at Jane Lane
to get "Daily Post" & "China Daily" at Peets Coffee;
Check Sprouts if Turkish Apricots are in @ $2.84/lb

Computer at Library logs off suddenly
so lots of work is lost when not saved;
Wrote Haikus at apartment computer room
where computer is not turned off erratically.
Friday, September 20, 2019, 8:32-8:40 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Claudio Abbado conducts
London Symphony Orchestra to Gioachino Rossini's
Thieving Magpie: Overture (1817); CD;
(YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Trivia in Musical History 1817

Monroe sworn in as 5th U.S. President. (3-4-1817);
American School for Deaf opens in Hartford (4-15);
Mississippi admitted as 20th U.S. state, (12-10).
Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00-11:00 am
Mountain View: Throwing away old magazines;
Reading Columbia Magazine, Summer 2014
Poem "Friendship" by Karl Kirchwey;
"A Sound of Trumpets" by Paul Hond

Global lust for ivory threatens to silence
African elephant forever, as Kevin Uno
tries to stem slaughter with C-14 dating.
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:15 am-6:16 pm
Los Altos Library: "Mike Yastrzemski crushes Fenway Park debut, draws ovation" (Mike Yastrzemski #5 of SF Giants hits 20th homer in 4th as Giants lead Red Sox 5-1 at Fenway Park on 9-17-2019, receives standing ovation from crowd, as his granddad Carl Yaztrzemki played here last on 10-2-1983. Giant beat Red Sox 7-6 in 15 innings.)
(By Tom Keegan, Boston Herald, 9-18-2019)

"Yastremski family reunion takes place at Fenway, Carl describes emotions of Mike's arrival" (Hall of Fame Red Sox Carl Yaztrzemski is at Fenway Park to watch his grandson, Mike, play for SF Giants)
(By Kerry Crowley, Mercury News, 9-18-2019)
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:15 am-6:16 pm
Los Altos Library: "Number 98": Music and Books—
Mendelssohn's unfinished opera Loreley, Op. 98 (1847); Windows 98 Developer's Handbook (1998); Summer of '98 (1999); Archers, Alchemists: and 98 Other Medieval Jobs You Might Have Loved or Loathed (2003); The ATL-98 Carvair: A Comprehensive History of the Aircraft and All 21 Airframes (2008); 98% Funky Stuff (2013)

1998 China Coin & 1898 Coins Britain & U.S.— 1998 China Panda Gold Coin;
1898 British Gold Sovereign;
1898-S U.S. Morgan Silver Dollar;
1898 U.S. Coronet Head Gold $10 Eagle.
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1:50-5:16 pm
Los Altos Library: "Number 98": Sports—
98th World Series (2002): Anaheim Angels defeats San Francisco Giants 4-3; Rickey Henderson had his 98th stolen base on 7-30-1982; 98th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors (6-1, 6-1, 6-2)

98th Kentucky Derby won by River Ridge (1972);
98th Preakness Stakes won by Secretariat (1973);
98th Belmont Stakes won by Amberoid (1966).
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 5:30-6:14 pm
Mountain View: Sprouts Market (630 San Antonio Rd.)
2 pints Blackberries @ $1.25; Sprouts Potato Chips
Dill Pickle & Salt & Vinegar (regular $1.99) @ 99¢;
3.41 lbs Roated Salted Cashew Pieces (regular $8.49/lb) @ $3.99/lb = $13.61; Safeway (645 San Antonio Rd)

Sig. Café Deviled-Egg Potato Salad sold out;
2 lbs Sig. Select Potato Tater Treats $2.78;
Caught in time 6:26 pm Bus #40 home.
Monday, September 23, 2019, 8:32-8:37 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM— Daniel Ottensamer & Andreas Ottensamer play clarinet, Ernst Ottensamer plays basset horn with Vienna Virtuosi to Gioachino Rossini's
La Danza (1835); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4);
Mystery in Musical History 1835

Charles Darwin's HMS Beagle anchors off Chonos Archipelago on her 2nd voyage (1-7); U.S. public debt contracts to zero, for only time in history (1-8); Born in 1835: Henryk Wieniawski (7-10); Andrew Carnegie (11-25); Mark Twain (11-30-1835).
Monday, September 23, 2019, 11:39 am-5:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Lab closed for 11 days; Great it's open again on
Autumn Equinox; May all my work be fruitful;
Composing "Number 98" for Scheraga's 10/18 birthday

Took 9:30 am Bus #34 to Kaiser Permanente
(555 Castro St); Saw Carlo C. at Member Services
to set up Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) from
Fidelity checking account to pay $105/monthly;
10:45 am 10/2 appt with Michelle Ma; Free Test
Strips & Lancets: 11:07 am Bus 52 to Foothill
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 6:56-7:01 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM— Sir Roger Norrington conducts London Classical Players to George Frideric Handel's
Water Music Suite #2: Alla Hornpipe in D HWV 350 (1717); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4)

Music premiered on 17 July 1717
after King George I had requested
Handel for a concert on River Thames.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 9:35 am-6:15 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Composing "Number 98"— "98" Book Titles:
Windows 98; Summer of '98: 98 Medieval Jobs;
ATL-98 Carvair; 98% Funky Stuff; 98¢ postage stamps:

U.S. C147 Grand Teton National Park;
Canada 2305c Winter Olympics 2009
Canada 2343c Magi: Noel 2009.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 6:50-7:10 pm
Mountain View: Safeway (645 San Antonio Rd);
Refund $4 for 2 Progresso Soup @ $2 instead of 99¢;
Missed 7:20 pm Bus 40; Caught 7:50 pm Bus 40 home;
Sig. Select Cinnamon Apple Sauce (6 cups)@ $1.99;

2 Open Nature Almond-Coconut Milk @ $1.36;
2 lbs Sig. Cafe Deviled Egg Potato Salad $5.99;
Blueberry Pudding Cake $1.68 ($2 off Reward).
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 8:30-12:00 pm
Mountain View: After dinner of Spinach Salad,
8 Pimento Olives, Walnut & Cashew Pieces; Tomato,
2 Tea-Leaves Eggs, Deviled-Egg Potato Salad— Found
17 items on "98" in Mathematics Section; Searched

Lyle Spatz's SABR Baseball List
and discovered three more items
for inclusion in Sports Section.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 8:31-8:37 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM— Florestan Trio plays
Ludwig van Beethoven's Allegretto in Bb WoO 39
(1812); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Mystery in Musical History 1812

British author Charlles Dickens born (2-7);
Russians settled in California (March 1812);
Grimms' Fairy Tales is published (12-20-1812).
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 10:38 am-7:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Composing "Number 98"— Mathematics Section #1-44;
Science Section #45-53; Sports Section #84-89;
Type up "Creation of a Poem: I See Joy" (1968)

Need to shorten this essay
and submit it to KDFC's
"Love at First Listen"
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 8:34-8:42 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM— Christian Benda conducts
Prague Sinfonia to Franz Schubert's Overture
in D D.556
(1817); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Mystery in Musical History 1817

Baltimore is 1st American city lit by gas street lamps (2-7); NY Stock Exchange is founded (3-8);
At Rome, New York, construction on the Erie Canal begins (7-4-1817).
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 11:20 am-7:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Finish typing "Creation of a Poem: I See Joy" (1968);
Condensed essay to 32-lines poem "Love at First Listen"
inspired by Vivaldi's "Winter" of The Four Seasons

Made header, later learned was an epigraph
of notes to Beethoven's 9th Symphony
with Schiller's Ode to Joy: "O you millions,
I embrace you. Here's a joyful kiss for all."
Friday, September 27, 2019, 8:32-8:38 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM— Francesco La Vecchia conducts
Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma to Alfredo Catalani's Scherzo in A (1878); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Mystery in Musical History 1878

Phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison. (2-19); Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, tap dancer born (5-25);
Cleopatra's Needle erected in London (9-12-1878).
Friday, September 27, 2019, 1:41-5:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Destiny not in at Public Storage; However Toby
at a block away reserved 5'x15' bin @ $155/month,
a savings of $140/month or $1680 for a year.

Uniform #98 for foothball players:
Tom Harmon, Sam Adams, Tony Siragusa,
Julian Peterson, and Jessie Armstead.
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:47 am-3:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Composing "Number 98"— Science & Technology:
#57 Locomotive Engine 98; #58 STS-98 Soace Shuttle; #59 Chicago Fire Engine 98; #60 98 Shelby Cobra

Beatrice Wood (1893-1998),
exhibited her latest work in
ceramics at age 98, dying at 105
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:47 am-3:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
No time to submit "Love at First Listen" inspired
by Vivaldi's "Winter" of The Four Seasons
to KDFC since Lab is closing at 3 pm today

"I See Joy" poem (6-15-1968);
"Creation of a Poem essay (June 1968);
"Love at First Listen" poem (9-26-2019).
Sunday, September 29, 2019, 3:00-6:10 pm
Los Altos Library: Composing "Number 98"
Jeremy's Baker's Tolstoy's Bicycle (1982), p. 516—
Just one entry "At Age 98" on W.N. Stocker, senior
fellow of Oxford's Brasenose College, died (1949)

No photo found of W.N. Stocker on the web,
but story of him in his 90s, outraged at a woman
hanging washed underwear to dry from her window.
Sunday, September 29, 2019, 3:00-6:10 pm
Los Altos Library: Returned Gina Berriault, The Tea Ceremony: The Uncollected Writings of Gina Berriault (2003) (813.54Berriau) and A.L. Sadler's Cha-no-yu:
The Japanese Tea Ceremony
(1963) (394.1Sadler)

Checked out Paul J. Silvia's How to Write A Lot
(2019) (
808.042Silvia) that someone left by the
computer, but it's a book about academic writing.
Monday, September 30, 2019, 9:12 am-1:32 pm
Mountain View: 9:12 am Bus 40 didn't show up;
9:46 am Bus 40 to Old Middlefield Way; Gave manager
Destiny my poem "I See Joy" with her name in 1st couplet

Destiny will let me know tomorrow
my new storage fee reduction from $295/month;
Paid $16 for Humulin vial at Kaiser Permanente.
Monday, September 30, 2019, 1:54-5:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Uploaded 3 files & 15 photos (#98) to web site
WisdomPortal.com at Network Solutions

Have to check photos on my camera archives
to see if I have "Stanford Bronze Plaque 98"
or need to take photos at Stanford Campus.



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