HAIKUS: April 2020

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, April 1, 2020, 8:39-8:45 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Maxim Vengerov plays violin,
Itamar Golan plays piano to Henryk Wieniawski's
Concert Polonaise #1 in A Op. 4 (1852); CD;
(YouTube: 1, 2, 3) Mystery in History 1852

Studebaker Brothers Wagon Co. established (2-16);
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin published (3-20); Franklin Pierce wins
U.S. Presidential Election
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 11:30 am-9:30 pm
Mountain View: Karen phoned to offer me ride to
Safeway (645 San Antonio Rd) for shopping; Will
meet her there Friday @ 3 pm to buy gallon of milk;
Consult 1975 Scott's Stamps Catalogs, Vols I & II

Use neighbor Don's computer (9:45-11:15 pm);
Found 178 stamps of 60 denomination
and 65 stamps with Platonic Λ shape;
Still to search Vol. III; Japan to Zanzibar.
Thursday, April 2, 2020, 11:27-11:44 am
Woke up without alarm clock at 11:15 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Andrew Davis conducts
BBC Symphony Orchestra to Ralph Vaughan Williams's
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910);
(CD); (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4,)

Two orchestras & string quartet
play this Elizabethan-age fantasy—
one of the most popular classical music.
Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:05-7:14 pm
Mountain View: 1-6 pm— Found 81 stamps
of 60 denomination & 48 stamps with Λ shape;
in Vol. III from Jugoslavia to Peru; Walked to
Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave) to pick up
today's Daily Post and Metro.

Free items from Monopoly tickets—
1 lb Sig. Select Baby Carrots;
1 lb Classic Macaroni Salad.
Friday, April 3, 2020, 4:15-4:31 pm
Safeway (645 San Antonio Road)
Went to bed @ 7:30 am Woke at 2 pm
Showers 3:15 pm Red-Stops Bus 3:50 pm;
Walk to Chef Chu news bins to pick up
today's Daily Post & Palo Alto Weekly

Met Karen at Safeway, bought
gallon Nonfat milk @ $2.98
with $5 Safeway Gift Card;
$112 CalFresh credit on April 5.
Friday, April 3, 2020, 8:25-11:00 pm
Mountain View: Office front door locked;
Neighbor Don has special plastic chip to
open door via KSM, to pay April rent check
in their mail slot; Had coffee & bowl of Instant
oatmeal with nuts, seeds, 2 cuties, cherry yogurt.

Austria J242 (1950); Czech J64 (1928);
Germany O79 (1928); Germany 552 (1946);
Hungary J207 (1951); Hungary J223 (1953);
Netherlands J101 (1958); Romania J35 (1910).
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 5:20-8:00 pm
Los Altos Hills: (Quinnhill Road)
Karen picks me up at 5:20 pm and drives to
her studio apartment and serves me dinner

Tomato & bean soup, toast with butter;
Asian noodle with cashews, Salmon fillet
and garlic sauce, Cole Slaw, Green tea.
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 5:20-8:00 pm
Los Altos Hills: Karen plays musicals on
her piano: Les Miserables, Sound of Music,
Hamilton, Fiddler on the Roof, & Oklahoma.

Read poems "Cabin Fever?"
and "Poetry Painting Music"
before Karen drove me home.
Sunday, April 5, 2020, 12:00-1:30 pm
Mountain View: Ann picks me up at Noon
& drives to 99 Ranch Market (1350 Grant Rd.)
No Spinach Wontons; Water chestnuts overpriced

Chi Mei Sesame Buns $4.79;
Returned 2 Furama Firm Tofu
priced @ $1.29 for $2.69 each.
Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2:00-7:30 pm
Mountain View: "A Forest Submerged 60,000 Years
Ago Could Save Your Life One Day"

(By JoAnna Klein, NY Times, 3-31-2020)

Cypress grove (600 ft long, 5 ft wide)
uncovered by 2004 Hurricane Ivan
awakening the sleeping forest beneath.
Monday, April 6, 2020, 3:00-3:44 pm
Mountain View: Woke up at noon; 2:20 pm
Red Bus to Rengstorff Ave & California St.;
2:50 pm Bus #21 to Bryant St. and walk to
Kaiser Permanente (555 Castro St.) Front door
closed; Enter thru back door; Hand sanitized;
Clerk refused to touch Kaiser card & I read my
ID# to her; One bathroom opened to staff only.

Hospital is like a fortress
kept 6 ft distance from all;
Bought Humulin for $12.00.
Monday, April 6, 2020, 4:45-5:14 pm
Mountain View: As I was boarding Bus #21
at Castro St. & California St., Karen shouted
"Peter!", but boarded bus @ 4:00 pm instead
of chatting with her; Missed 4:11 pm Bus #40
turning corner at Rengstorff; Went to Safeway
(645 San Antonio Rd) as there was a long line
at Sprouts with 20 people 6 ft distancing away.

Apple Sauce $2; Hazelnut Creamer $3;
Breyer's Ice Cream $3.88; Monopoly Tickets
Free: 1 lb. Macaroni; Chocolate Donut for Rudy.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 2:10-2:28 pm
Mountain View: Woke up at noon; 2:10 pm
Bus #40 to Old Middlefield Rd; Walked to
Public Storage & paid $136 for April rent to
Jennifer @ 2:28 pm; 2:56 pm Bus #40 didn't
show up until 3:10 pm; Got home @ 3:30 pm

Maintenance director Frank says
Computer Room will not open 4/7
as scheduled, till Gov. Newsom OK's it.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 3:46-9:30 pm
Mountain View: Using neighbor Don's small
computer to send Al emails 5:22 & 5:31 pm
on Foothill College's Chromebooks offer to
students for Spring quarter; Typing up poem
"Where Are Our Heroes?" finished at 3:12 am

Heroes to help us in this
hour of need— Louis Pasteur,
Florence Nightingale, Nostradamus.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 4:45-5:11 pm
Mountain View: Smart & Final (141 E. El Camino Real)
4 cans Dole Pineapple Chunks in heavy syrup and
4 cans Pineapple Rings in natural juice @ $1.25;
Walgreens doesn't have Swanson Chicken Broth @ 59¢

4:14 pm Red Bus, 4:31 pm Bus #22;
to Smart & Final; 5:45 pm Bus #22
to Showers Drive for 5:58 pm Bus #40.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 8:05-8:35 pm
Mountain View: Waited 5:58-7:45 pm, but Bus #40
never showed up; Took Bus #22 to Rengstorff Ave to
walk home; Bus driver tells me VTA Buses on Sunday
schedule that's why missed last Bus #40 @ 5:54 pm

Half-hour walk home on Rengstorff Ave;
Now realized why Bus #52 never showed
Monday since it doesn't run on weekends.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 12:00-4:00 am
Mountain View: Searched Vol. I of 1975 Scott's
Stamp Catalogue, U.S. to Zanzibar, and found
98 stamps with Platonic Λ shape, and
15 favorite stamps— U.S. 287 Buffalo Hunting,
U.S. 745 Crater Lake, U.S. 1371 Apollo 8

Pakistan 89: Orange Tree;
Malta 65: Shipwrecked St. Paul;
Sierra Leone 163: African Elephant.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 4:04-4:12 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Gordon Hunt plays oboe
with Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
to Domenico Zipoli's Elevazione (1716);
(CD); (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); This is
one of my most cherished music

Ready to sleep after four hours
searching for stamps, but Zipoli's
music is so soothing to listen.
Thursday, April 9, 2020, 2:38-3:04 pm
Mountain View: Sprouts (630 San Antonio Rd.)
Waited 12 minutes to get inside store as clients
kept 6 feet from each other; Most bulk foods
sold out; rest are pre-packaged; Raincheck
3.47 lbs Red Seedless Grapes @ 98¢ = $3.40

2.69 lbs Roma Tomatoes @ 77¢ = $2.07;
2 lbs Strawberries $1.98; Green onions 79¢;
Organic Pumpkin seeds @ $3.99/lb;
Sunflower seeds @ $3.29/lb.
Thursday, April 9, 2020, 4:40-8:30 pm
Mountain View: Saw Eneide at Sprouts and
told her to email Al Guzman on getting free
laptops & Chromebooks for Foothill students;
but Bus #40 no longer going to Foothill College;
Eneide says she has no online to send emails

Without computer resource at Foothill
College Krause Center, will be difficult
to take Randall's LINC90A Webinar class.
All Foothill classes offered online via Zoom.
Friday, April 10, 2020, 1:00-1:52 pm
Mountain View: Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave.)
Walked half-hour to Valero Gas Station to pick up
today's copies of "Daily Post" and "Daily News";
2:15 pm Red Bus to Montecito Ave & walk home.

Free Monopoly Ticket Item: Refresh Drink
Pomengrante & Blueberry; 3 lbs Reiser
Deviled Egg Potato Salad 50% off, $3.49.
Friday, April 10, 2020, 6:00-9:30 pm
Mountain View: Rudy emailed 5:49 pm
that he'll come tomorrow to pick up the
specials for him; He enjoyed the link sent
him on Zipoli's "Elevazione" (1716).

USPS emailed that Foothill College
Financial Office sent 4/9 mail to me,
but my mail box was empty at 6 pm.
Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:00-11:00 am
Mountain View: Al Guzman phoned; gave him
my 19 digits-letters password so he could drop
LINC 78A & add Kimberly Randall's LINC 90A
Webinar class (5/11-6/26) at Foothill College

Rudy came at 11:30 am to pick up 1.75 lbs
Red Seedless Grapes @ 98¢/lb, 2 Galbanni
Mozarella Cheese Sticks @ $2.99; 400 soft gels
Vitamin E 400 IU $12.35 + $1.10 tax = $13.45.
Saturday, April 11, 2020, 1:00-1:42 pm
Mountain View: Safeway (645 San Antonio Rd);
12:53 pm Bus #40 to get copies of "Daily Post"
& "Palo Alto Weekly"; 2:04 pm Bus #40
to Central Expressway & walk home.

Florentine, Cheese & Bacon Quiches @ $4.99;
Van de Kamps 10 Frozen Fish Fillets $3.99;
6 count Berry Strudels 50% off, $2.50 with
$2 off bakery coupon, final price = 50¢.
Sunday, April 12, 2020, 12:00-3:00 pm
Mountain View: Didn't go out for Bus rides
or walks; Read today's Mercury News and
past issues to throw away or bookmark; Used
neighbor Don's computer to bookmark NY Times

"Invisible Enemy: SARS-Cov-2 is virus causing
disease COVID-19"
(SARS-Cov-2: 120 nm)
(By Kurt Snibbe, Mercury News, 4-12-2020)
Sunday, April 12, 2020, 3:25-7:00 pm
Mountain View: "OP-ED: What lies ahead for Americans in Coronavirus" (By Nicholas Kristof, NY Times, 3-20-2020); "OP-ED: Plan to get America back to work" (Thomas L. Friedman, NY Times, 3-22-2020)

"Zoom safe to use if properly configured"
(Zoom intended as a business tool)
(By Larry Magid, Mercury News, 4-12-2020)
Sunday, April 12, 2020, 3:25-8:20 pm
Mountain View: Use neighbor Don's computer;
Rudy emailed about his fond memories of the
Easter bunny, Peter Rabbit & watching TV
Easter Specials of Snoppy & Peanuts gang

Easter poems: "What Is Easter?" (4-4-1977);
"Easter Bunny Hunt" (4-9-2010);
Notes to Poem (4-18-2010).
Sunday, April 12, 2020, 3:25-8:20 pm
Mountain View: Compile list of "Favorite Books"
checking web pages of "Books to Read"—
My Favorites; Wisdom; Enlightenment; Zen;
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Reveries of the Solitary Walker

Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (1943);
Talks with Ramana Maharshi (1968);
Goethe, Italian Journey: 1786-1788.
Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:38-2:20 pm
Mountain View: 1:38 pm Bus #40 to Chef Chu's
newspaper bins to pick up today's "Daily Post";
2:06 pm Bus #40 to Central Xpwy & walk home.

April 9 check from Foothill College
Financial Office still missing from mailbox;
Phone calls to Mtn View USPS unanswered.
Monday, April 13, 2020, 3:30-8:40 pm
Mountain View: Use neighbor Don's computer;
Emailed Rudy on Foothill College's offer of
laptops, Chromebooks, & hotspot for students.

Foothill College Spring Quarter starts
today, 4/13, but both Bus #40 & Bus #52
are not running to the Los Altos Hills campus.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 10:30 pm-6:00 am
Mountain View: Searched through 1975 Scott's
Stamps Catalogue, Volume II (Albania to Italy)
& found 240 favorite postage stamps by design.

Austria B278: Cupid as Postman (3-10-1952);
Austria 727: Klimt's "the Kiss" (6-5-1064);
Austria C55: Barn Swallow (9-29-1953).
Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 6:30-9:30 pm
Mountain View: Woke up at 4:30 pm; Too late
to go out, since last Bus #40 is 5:44 pm home;
Use neighbor Don's computer @ 6:30 pm

USPS: Incoming mail— Foothill College
PO Box 7242, Sioux Falls, SD 57117
"Your school may have money for you".
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 12:45-1:04 pm
Mountain View: 12:37 pm— Wells Fargo ($1200
from U.S. Gov't came in through Direct Deposit)
Sprouts Market (630 San Antonio Road);
1:20 pm Bus #40 to Central Xpwy & walk home

1.45 lbs Brussels Sprouts @ 98¢/lb = $1.42;
2.07 lbs Cluster Tomatoes @ 98¢/lb = $2.03;
19 oz Raw Wheat Germ $2.79; Total = $6.24.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 3:40-9:30 pm
Mountain View: Al Guzman's 8:43 am email with
College Buys ad on Apple MacBook Air 13.3"
with Microsoft Office for $599.95 (Refurbished);
Foothill College, PO Box 7242, Sioux Falls, SD

"Your school may have money for you"
Open BankMobile Vibe Checking Acc't
or deposit to an existing account with fees.
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 2:00-2:34 pm
Mountain View: Walk to Valero Gas Station
(Middlefield Rd) to get "Daily Post" & "Metro";
Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave); Free items
from Monopoly Tickets; 2:50 pm Red Bus home

12 oz Frigo Cheese Sticks $4.99 = FREE;
2. boxes Facial Tissue @ $1.67 = FREE;
No purchase but got 40 Monopoly Tickets.
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 4:00-9:30 pm
Mountain View: Missing April 9 mail came
in Mailbox with additional April 14 postmark
from Foothill College with $200 check inside.
4:00 pm: Using neighbor Don Richard's computer

Above check is to buy hotspot for
Internet connection. Don't know how
much was awarded to buy a laptop?
Friday, April 17, 2020, 10:16-10:43 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: András Schiff plays piano
to Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata #23
"Appassionata" in f Op. 57
(CD); (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4)

The Appassionata was considered
by Beethoven to be his most
tempestuous piano sonata.
Friday, April 17, 2020, 1:30-1:55 pm
Mountain View: 12:50 pm Bus #40 to Chef Chu's
news bins & got "Palo Alto Weekly" & "Daily Post";
1:20 pm Bus #40 to Central Expressway & walk home;
Walk through Madronne Apartments & took 24 photos

Tall redwoods, children sidewalk drawings,
animal designs on rocks, herb garden,
Birch trees, and children playground.
Saturday, April 18 2020, 11:05-11:10 am
Mountain View: Girl with pony-tail passed me
on Montebello, ran down Montecito, Jewell, &
Rengstorff Ave, saying "Good morning!" with
sweet smile; I walked one block while she
jogged around three blocks at same time

Girl with pony-tail
swinging left to right
running like a bird in flight.
Saturday, April 18 2020, 11:35-11:56 am
Mountain View: Walked to Valero Gas Station
news bins & got "Daily News" & "Daily Post"
for friends; Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave);
4 Free items for Rudy from Monopoly Tickets
(Total $11.03); Chocolate Donut (89 cents) Free

Freshly Baked French Bread ($2,99) = Free;
O Organics Diced Tomatoes ($1.79) = Free;
Pepsi Zero Sugar 16.9 oz 6 pk ($4.99) = Free.
Sunday, April 19, 2020, 3:28-5:30 pm
Mountain View: Poem: "4 Haikus for 4th Month"
yesterday— "Birthday Tick Tick Tock",
"Hello Little Bird", "Pony-Tail Girl Running",
and "Sage Is Not Lonely"

Sage is not lonely—
mind in harmony
with the entire universe.
Sunday, April 19, 2020, 3:28-5:30 pm
Mountain View: Rudy came at noon to pick
up 4 free items from Safeway's Monopoly Game;
Karen will take me walking at Shoreline at 6 pm;
Sunday Comics "Wallace the Brave" (4/19)

On Oct. 24, 1901, her 63rd birthday,
Annie Edson Taylor plunged down
Niagara Falls in a barrel & survived.
Sunday, April 19, 2020, 6:00-6:55 pm
Mountain View: Karen picks me up at 6:00 pm,
drives down San Antonio Dr. to Shoreline Park;
Complains I walk too slowly & taking photos;
Previous hikes: 11-23-2007; 10-4-2013; 4-17-2015.

A dozen photos of seagulls,
mallard ducks, & Canadian geese,
with no sightings of egrets & pelicans.
Monday, April 20, 2020, 12:01-12:30 pm
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Midori plays violin; Mariss Jansons conducts Berlin Philharmonic to Felix Mendelssohn's
Violin Concerto in e Op. 64 (1844); (CD); (YouTube: Midori; Hillary Hahn, Anne Sophie-Mutter, Perlman,)

Violinist Joseph Joachim said
"the most inward violin concerto,
the heart's jewel, is Mendelssohn's."
Monday, April 20, 2020, 1:30-2:00 pm
Mountain View: 1975 Scott's Stamp Catalogue
Platonic Lambda shape in bishop's mitre (Germany 724) (6-5-1954); Found Vatican stamps: #46 Pope Julius II (2-1-1935); #134 Pope Boniface VIII (12-21-1949)

Vatican 250: Pope John XXVIII (4-2-1959);
Vatican 365: Pope Paul VI (10-16-1963);
Vatican E18: Pope Paul VI (3-8-1966).
Monday, April 20, 2020, 2:24-3:15 pm
Mountain View: 2:24 pm Bus #40 at Rengstorff Ave
to Chef Chu's newspaper bins to get "Daily Post";
2:52 pm Bus #40 to Central XPwy & walk home
Don's (5:40-9:30 pm); Dana's 11 tree photos & haikus

Dogwoods bloom in spring
Another year 'round the sun
Virginians rejoice.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 12:55-1:37 pm
Mountain View: "Daily Post" not printing on
Tuesday & Wednesday; Walk to Safeway
(580 N. Rengstorff Ave) at Middlefield Road;
1:55 pm Red Bus to Montecito & walk home

32 oz Lucerne Strawberry Yogurt $2.50;
Lucerne French Vanilla Coffee Creamer $3.00;
Free Donut (89 cents) from Monopoly Ticket.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 3:34-9:30 pm
Mountain View: No awards in 40 Monopoly Coupons
received at Safeway; only 2 Instant Winners for
four more Monopoly Coupons; Don's leaking sink
finally fixed in 5 hours underneath bathroom floor.

Phoned Dean Melissa Cervantes
whether South Dakota fund
to buy laptop is legitimate.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 12:55-1:41 pm
Mountain View: "Daily Post" not printing on
Wednesday; Exercise by walking to Safeway
(580 N. Rengstorff Ave) at Middlefield Road;
1:55 pm Red Bus to Montecito & walk home

Gallon Value Corner Nonfat Milk $2.98;
Fresh Express Spinach for Salad $1.99;
3 lbs Reser's Potato Salad not in stock.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 3:30-9:30 pm
Mountain View: 8 photos of Butterfly Bush
(Buddleia davidii) in my neighborhood;
Read butterfly in 3 Chinese Symbolism books
and four Western Symbolism books for poem

Butterfly Bush outside my door
just twenty paces away—
five more on Montecito Ave.
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 1:00-1:30 pm
Mountain View: 12:40 pm Red-Stops Bus to
Showers Dr. to Wal-Mart newspaper bins for
"Daily Post", "Metro", "Epoch Times" (@ $3,
Free today);12:50 pm Bus #21 to Safeway
(645 San Antonio Rd); 2:05 pm Bus #40 home

2 Reser's Potato Salad (3 lbs) @ $4.99;
Coupon: Blueberry Pudding Cake 50 cents;
Total = $18.48; Overcharge: $9.00 refund.
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 3:30-8:30 pm
Mountain View: Gather material for "Butterfly Bush"
poem— 19 BC Butterfly Coin; Butterfly Lore; Chuang Tzu's Butterfly Dream" (300 BC); Lucius Apuleius' "Cupid & Psyche" (150 AD); Platonic Λ: Timaeus 35b (348 BC); Butterfly Lovers (450); Monument (2008)

Aristotle gave butterfly
the name psyche—
Greek word for soul.
Friday, April 24 2020, 2:40-3:00 pm
Mountain View: 2:20 pm Red-Stops Bus to
Showers Dr.; 2:30 pm Bus #40 to Chef Chu's
news bins for "Daily Post" & "Palo Alto Weekly";
Sprouts (630 San Antonio Rd); Almonds @ $8.99/lb too high; 3:35 pm Bus #40 to Central XPwy & walk home

3.77 lbs Red Grapes @ 98¢/lb = $3.77;
1.21 lbs Banana Chips @ $1.94/lb = $2.35;
19 oz. Raw Wheat Germ = $2.79.
Friday, April 24 2020, 4:20-8:30 pm
Mountain View: Wrote poem "Butterfly Bush"
8 stanzas, 32 lines; Nearby bush transported me
millenia away to Plato (348 BC), Chuang Tzu (300 BC), Apuleius (150 AD), Butterfly Lovers (450 AD), and Mycenae's "Great Mother Butterfy Goddess" (1500 BC)

Body is sheltered
but Mind is not fettered
soaring far and beyond.
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 11:30 am-1:40 pm
Mountain View: Rudy dropped by to pick up
specials @ 1/3 regular price: Red Grapes,
Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Baby Carrots, and
2 bottles 16 oz Planters Unsalted Peanuts

Drove to Mountain View friend's house;
Gave her Toilet Paper, 2 boxes soft tissues,
Joan Lunden's Parade "Aging Well" (5-9-2014).
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 2:00-2:18 pm
Mountain View: Exercise walking to Safeway
(580 N. Rengstorff Ave) at Middlefield Road;
Picked up copies "Daily Post" & "Daily News"
2:52 pm Red Bus to Montecito & walk home

Nonni's Toffee Almond Biscotti $2.49;
Nonni's Pistachios Thin Additives $2.49;
$1.00 Off Coupons saved $2 on purchases.
Sunday, April 26, 2020, 3:00-8:30 pm
Mountain View: Surprise Mimi Robins email
sharing her poems "Realizations" (2015)
accompanied by her drawings on each page;
Like her "Walk & Dance" (p. 8) with Sufi Dancers

Sent Mimi my poem "Sufi Spin"
with graphic design "Sufi Dancer";
Great to be connected again!
Sunday, April 26, 2020, 3:00-8:30 pm
Mountain View: Mimi also sent her poems to
Patrick Brennan, Ram & Sheela Kirpalani;
whom I lost touch in decades as we were
Chinmayananda's study group members

Monthly satsangs at Mimi's home in 1970s
(Brookline, MA) discussing Chinmaya's
"Atma Bodh" and "Vivekachudamani".
Monday, April 27, 2020, 12:52-1:20 pm
Mountain View: 12:22 pm Walk to Valero Gas
Station, Middlefield Rd. to get "Daily Post";
Shopping at Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave);
1:38 pm Bus #40 to Montecito & walk home

15 Quiches Florentine $4.99;
15 Quiches Cheese & Bacon $4.99;
Free Animal Crackers & Donut (Monopoly Game).
Monday, April 27, 2020, 3:50-8:30 pm
Mountain View: Wrote "Alone but not Lonely"
poem after Karen asked if I'm lonely sheltered-
at-home with Computer Labs & Libraries closed,
nowhere to go during this coronavirus.

No television, computer,
cell phone, credit card, or car,
yet I'm happy without these toys.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 1:45-2:00 pm
Mountain View: 1:39 pm Bus #40 ride
to Wells Fargo to deposit April 9/14
Foothill College $200 check for Hotspot;
2:06 pm Bus #40 to Montecito & walk home

Surprise Seattle phone call (11:48 am)—
Registered Nurse Theresa & former
ballroom dance partner to hear I'm well.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 2:45-8:30 pm
Mountain View: For Chapter 9 on Wizard Hat,
write about Merlin, mentor to King Arthur;
Found 5 chapters (pp. 347-399) in Emma Jung
& Marie-Louise von Franz' "The Grail Legend".

Manly P. Hall's "The Ancient Teachings" (1928)
has chapter CLXXX on Merlin symbolism,
that's more insightful than most sources.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 2:20-3:50 pm
Mountain View: 2:20 pm Red Bus, 3:01 pm Bus #21
to Cal-Train Station & to Mtn View Post Office
(211 Hope St.) to check P.O. Box 390707 for mail;
3:22 pm Bus #21 to Showers Dr.; 3:40 pm Bus #40
to Central XPwy & walk home thru Madrone Apts

7 junk mails, but none
from readers of my web site
WisdomPortal.com to respond.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 4:12-8:30 pm
Mountain View: An hour at Foothill Krause
Center's Mac computer more efficient than
5 hours on Don's Samsung-Microsoft computer.
AT&T $10/month for seniors better than $19.99/month
California Connects Mobile Internet at CollegeBuys

CollegeBuys,org has Apple MacBook
Air 13.3"
(Refurbished) Laptop
with MS Office 2016 for $599.85.
Thursday, April 30, 2020, 1:55-2:14 pm
Mountain View: 1:22 pm Walk to Valero Station,
Middlefield Road for "Daily Post" & "Metro";
Shopping at Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave);
2:23 pm Bus #40 to Montecito Ave & walk home

3 Van der Kamps 10 Fish Fillets @ $3.99;
(reg. $7.99) 1/31 Raincheck honored since
didn't buy Beer Fillets; Free 17 oz Ice Drink
Coconut-Pineapple from Monopoly Game.
Thursday, April 30, 2020, 3:09-8:30 pm
Mountain View: Foothill College Krause Center
was going to open today, but Shelter-In-Place
extended through May; Registered for Cavada's
LINC-80B: "Multimedia in Classroom II" (0.5 unit)

Class runs from 4/20-5/29/2020;
but Bus #40 not going to Foothill
College during coronavirus crisis;
Al ordered Laptop at College Buys.

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