HAIKUS: July 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, July 1, 2020, 1:30 pm-11:20 pm
Mountain View: After finishing Notes to Poem
"Inspired by Ripple"
, added Poem "Home Is
Where You Find Happiness" (5-10-1987)
at the end to guide readers Home

Wrote this poem 33 years ago,
& forgot why Odysseus is a sage
to guide us to our true Home.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 1:30 pm-11:20 pm
Mountain View: Haikus typed in Yahoo Drafts
when converted to HTML in BBEdit has "Â"
between ALL the spaces; Time consuming to
erase "old" space (delete) & add "new" space (tab)

Apple Laptop went dark on desk in living room;
Had to reconnect with electric outlet in bedroom
to finish June 1-30 Haikus (12:55-2:00 am).
Thursday, July 2, 2020, 4:00-4:25 pm
Mountain View: 3:53 pm Bus #40 to Chef Chu's
news bins to pick up "Daily Post" for friends;
Shopped at Sprouts Market (630 San Antonio Rd)

2.00 lbs Raw Cashew Pieces @ $3.99/lb = $7.98;
0.73 lb Sweet Banana Chips @ $2.99/lb = $2.18;
Did't buy Roma Tomatoes @99¢/lb (too small).
Thursday, July 2, 2020, 4:45-5:22 pm
Mountain View: Safeway (645 San Antonio Rd)
Bought Specials (July 1-3) for Rudy with coupons;
5:53 pm Bus #40 to Central XPwy & walk home

2 Honey Nut Cheerios (reg. $4.99) @ 49¢ = 0.98;
2 Nature Valley Granola (reg. $3 99) @ 74¢ = $1.48;
4 Lucerne Sliced Cheese (Pepper Jack, Provolone,
Mozarella, Swiss) @ $1.88 = $7.52 (Total $9.98)
Friday, July 3, 2020, 8:34-8:43 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Joshua Bell conducts
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields to
Beethoven's Symphony #7 in A Op. 92 (1812);
(CD); (YouTube: 1, 2, 3); Mystery in History 1812

New England Journal of Medicine published (1-1);
Louisiana is admitted as 18th U.S. state (4-30);
President James Madison asked Congress
to declare war against Great Britain (6-1-1812).
Friday, July 3, 2020, 1:11-1:44 pm;
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Osmo Vanska conducts
Minnesota Orchestra to Ludwig van Beethoven's
Symphony #5 in c Op. 67 (1808); (CD);
(YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Wake Up! Wake Up!

Poem: "Beethoven's 5th Symphony";
Notes: Beethoven's 5th Symphony;
Beethoven's Religious Beliefs;
Beethoven & Indian Philosophy.
Friday, July 3, 2020, 3:20-3:54 pm
Mountain View: 2:50 pm Red Bus to Showers Dr.;
Walk to Chef Chu's news bins for "Daily Post",
"Palo Alto Weekly" and "Metro" for friends;
Shopped at Safeway (645 San Antonio Rd)
4:22 pm Bus #40 to Central XPwy & walk home

2 Lucerne Sliced Swiss Cheese @ $1.88 = $3.76;
18 oz Frozen SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp @ $5.00;
Planter's Peanuts (16 oz) @ $1.99 all sold out.
Friday, July 3, 2020, 5:27-10:00 pm
Mountain View: "Tasty Snack Anyone?" poem
typed in Yahoo Drafts; when converted to HTML in
BBEdit did NOT have "Â" between ALL the spaces
as in the Haikus; This will save hours of editing time;
Downloading images for the poem—

Jolly Green Giant;
Cyclops; Sun's Corona;
Marauding Black Hole.
Saturday, July 4, 2020, 2:00-2:36 pm
Mountain View: Half-hour walk to Valero Gas
Station news bins for "Daily Post" & "Daily News"
for friends; Shopped Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave)
2:50 pm Red Bus to Montecito Ave & walk home

2 Planter's Unsalted Peanuts @ $1.99 = $3.98;
8 oz Signature Farms Spinach for Salad @ $1.99;
Planter's Honey Roasted Peanuts @ $1.99 sold out.
Saturday, July 4, 2020, 5:00-10:15 pm
Mountain View: Phoned Network Solutions on
unsecured FTP; Waited over an hour (3:45-4:50 pm) &
got disconnected; Typed poems "Great Graphic Design"
and "Where Are Our Heroes?"; Uploaded 11 files

France B59: Louis Pasteur;
Monaco 2303: Nostradamus;
Belgium B234: Florence Nightingale.
Sunday, July 5, 2020, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Mountain View: Al Guzman came to give me
Power Surge Protector that neighbor Don
wants back after Gino installed my WI-FI
on June 4; Al noticed my laptop not connected
to Power Source; Re-wired so plug-in light is on.

Gave Al $119.78 check that he paid June 8 to
Network Solutions for SSL Certificate (2 years);
Also $39.99 check for 6 months Adobe Photoshop
from College Buys that Al paid through Pay Pal.
Sunday, July 5, 2020, 5:00-10:15 pm
Mountain View: Cambridge, MA roommate (1970-71)
Steve Gould emailed 11:22 am on David Bohm video;
Discussion playing at 5 pm PDT today; Used Bohm's
Quantum Theory at Cornell (1973); Have Bohm bboks
on Wholeness; David Suzuki 1979 Bohm interview

Wholeness and the Implicit Order (2002)
and David Bohm: Meeting with Students,
Oak Grove School, Ojai, California
Loved Bohm's dialogues with Krishnamurti.
Monday, July 6 2020, 4:10-4:36 pm
Mountain View: Half-hour walk to Valero Gas
Station news bins for "Daily Post" for friends;
Shopped at Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave)
4:50 pm Red Bus to Montecito Ave & walk home

8 oz Lucerne Monterey Jack Cheese @ $1.88;
Gallon Value-Corner Nonfat Milk @ $2.98;
32 oz Lucerne Strawberry Yogurt @ $2.18.
Monday, July 6 2020, 5:30-10:30 pm
Mountain View: CollegeBuys verified my College status; Adobe to send Photoshop 6 months @ $39.99 in 48 hrs; David recommmends Photoshop Elements 2020
$99 on CD w/o expiration; My Laptop has no CD slot

Work to do: Type 12 poems in Poems 2020;
Compose Ch. 8-14 in Platonic Lambda book;
BBEdit to type Haikus: March 14-May 31, 2020.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 2:30-10:30 pm
Mountain View: "Daily Post" not printed on
Tuesday & Wednesday, so no need to go out to
get papers; Bookmarked "34 million" in Numbers
1000+ for Poinsettia sold in U.S. during 2018
(Kurt Snibee, Mercury News, Dec. 1, 2019)

Joel Poinsett, 1st U.S. ambassador to Mexico
in 1828, introduced plant to U.S. Poinsettia
named after him by European botanical society.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 2:30-1:11 am
Mountain View: Typed 4 poems in Poems 2020 yesterday: "Cabin Fever?", "Be Watchful", "Humongous Pepper Tree", "Panic Buying & Hoarding"; No Photoshop yet to use my own photos;
Typing 4 poems today: "The Old Witch Is Dead"

"Slaying Dragons & Monsters",
"Poetry, Painting, Music",
"4 Haikus for 4th Month".
Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 11:00-11:45 am
Mountain View: Karen Kao picks me up at 11 am
to go to Kaiser Permanente (555 Castro St), closed
to cars; parked block away in lot on Californis Street;
Bought vial of Humulin for $12; Free new face mask.

Went to Trader Joe's (590 Showers Dr.)
with Karen; 1 lb Sesame Sticks @ $2.49;
16.9 oz Bottle Modena Balsamic Vinegar @ $2.29.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 12:30 pm-3:15 am
Mountain View: Was up to 1:11 am last night
composing "Poetry, Painting, Music", with 6 images;
No time for "4 Haikus for 4th Month"; Dinner SeaPak
Popcorn Shrimp; Took Showers, Bed @ 3:00 am

Typing 4 poems: "4 Haikus for 4th Month",
"Butterfly Bush", "Alone But Not Lonely",
and "13th Birthday Poem".
Thursday, July 9, 2020, 2:12-4:05 pm
Mountain View: Phoned TIAA-CREF (2:12-2:40 pm),
Brandon Chang (Charlotte, NC) will mail me W-2
(1099-R) forms, so I'll get $1299 rebate from tax
withholding from IRS in 2019 Tax Filing; Phoned
Fidelity (3:40-4:05 pm), Kenesha & Matt Day can't
set up $149/month Auto-Pay with Public Storage

Waited 25 minutes (4:25-4:50 pm) but 4:29 pm
Bus #40 never came; Took 4:50 pm Red Bus to
Valero for "Daily Post" & "Metro" & came home.
Thursday, July 9, 2020, 5;55 pm-1:00 am
Mountain View: Was up to 4:30 am last night;
12 hours to write "13th Birthday Poem" with 36 images;
No time to upload 4 poems typed to web site; Dinner of can of boiled sweet corn, peanuts, Terra Chips, almond-coconut milk; Went to bed @ 4:30 am; Added image of 13-petals Corn Marigold since it was cited in my poem

Added final stanza: "Santa
is coming early on a holiday
to wish you Happy 13th Birthday!"
Friday, July 10, 2020, 11:26 am-2:10 pm
Mountain View: Rudy drove me to Public Storage to pay
July's $149 fee for 5'x10' unit; Manager Destiny set up
Auto-Pay wth Fidelity; Valero Station for "Daily Post" &
"Daily News"; Chef Chu's bins for "Palo Alto Weekly";
Safeway (645 San Antonio Rd) for Free offer

8 oz Primo Taglio Muenster Cheese ($5.99) FREE;
3 lb Sig. Cafe Mustard Potato Salad @ $5.00;
1.5 qt Turkey Hill Ice Cream @ $2.84 (for Rudy).
Friday, July 10, 2020, 3:30-10:30 pm
Mountain View: 8 am— Old friend Arline phones after
not hearing from her in 3 months; She broke her fibula
bone, but is now off from crutches; 1:30 pm— Rudy takes photo on his cell phone of Safeway's offer of Primo Taglio 8 oz Sliced Cheese ($5.99) FREE today

College Buys said Adobe will send Photoshop
$39.99/6 months, but have not received it yet;
Nothing sent to my email: choupeter@fhda.edu
Saturday, July 11, 2020, 12:44-12:50 pm
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Jason Vieaux plays guitar
with Escher Quartet to Luigi Boccherini's
Guitar Quintet #4 "Fandango" in D G.448 (1798);
(CD); (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4)

Music is so stirring with castanets
clicking that I clap my hands and
stamp my feet to dance "Fandango".
Saturday, July 11, 2020, 4:30-5:03 pm
Mountain View: Typed 2 poems in Poems 2020 last
night; "Ring of Fire" Late Show & "Received Emails from Best Poet & Best Fiction Writer on Same Day";
4 pm: Rudy drove me to Safeway (645 San Antonio Rd)

Sig. Select Instant Fruit Oatmeal (10 packs) @ $2.00;
2 Van De Kamps 10 Fillets @ $4.99 BOGO = $4.99;
8 oz Primo Taglio Mozzarella Cheese @ $4.99 FREE.
Sunday, July 12, 2020, 2:15-2:48 pm
Mountain View: Smart & Final (141 E. El Camino Real);
Ann picked me up @ 1:00 pm; Gave her 3 large bags of
newspapers since last meeting 4/5; She overshot exit
at Grant Rd, went to Sunnyvale and had to turn back.

18 oz package of Blueberries @ $2.49;
4 Coffee-Mate Creamers (32 oz) @ $2.50 —
Dove Chocolate, Coconut Creme,
Snickers, & Peppermint Mocha.
Sunday, July 12, 2020, 3:22-10:30 pm
Mountain View: Found poem "On Intuition" (8-23-87)
to type up & added 9 images yesterday (7:23-9:37 pm);
Typed 16 poems in Poems 2020 written since March 14;
plus two poems written in 1987; Adding 2 more poems:

"Solid Geomery Lesson" (8-2-1987)
on getting my only high school demerit;
"Homage to Wang Yang Ming" (1-9-1979)
on a sage who forgot his wedding date.
Monday, July 13, 2020, 3:15-3:23 pm
Mountain View: Sprouts (630 San Antonio Rd);
No "Daily Post" at 3 news bins (Wal-Mart, CVS,
Chef Chu,; Did they stop printing on Monday also?
Got 4:21 pm Bus #40 to Central XPwy & walk home.

0.71 lb Walnut Halves @ $4.99/lb = $3.54;
3.14 lbs Roma Tomatoes (12) @ 98¢/lb = $3.08;
19 oz Raw Wheat Germ $2.29; Green Onions 79¢.
Monday, July 13, 2020, 5:25-12:00 pm
Mountain View: Cyberduck disappeared from laptop;
Had to download this Free FTP software for Mac again;
Wrote 12 Haikus (March 14-17, 21) yesterday. 3/18-20 Haikus in 3x5" notes; 3/22-31 Haikus in Yahoo Drats.

Al Guzman responded to each of three
emails sent to him yesterday; Will bring
power cord for my iPhone next week.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 12:05-12:21 pm
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Margaret Batjer plays violin
as Jeffrey Kahane conducts Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to Johann Sebastian Bach's
Brandenburg Concerto #4 (1798);
(CD); (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4)

I agree with Beethoven
"Bach means a brook,
but to me he is an ocean."
Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 1:08-11:55 pm
Mountain View: Today is Bastille Day, France's Independence (July 14, 1789); Their motto "Liberté, égalité, fraternité" ("liberty, equality, fraternity")
is captured in Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People" (1830); Finished Haikus: March 18-31 yesterday.

Hope no "Â" appear between
ALL the spaces in Yahoo Drafts,
so I can complete April 1-30 Haikus.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:05-11:00 pm
Mountain View: No "Daily Post" printed today,
no need to go out for newspapers or shopping;
Finish May 17-31 Haikus and upload to website.

"Â" appeared in only two spots
in May Haikus instead of all spaces
in June Haikus that took hours to delete.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:05-2:00 am
Mountain View: 16 poems typed in Poems 2020
and Haikus March 14-June 30, 2020 completed;
Can focus now on finishing Platonic Lambda book

Wrote Chapter 8: Vanishing Point
with material from Notes to Poem (2011);
added new images from cinema, photos & stamps.
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 2:00-2:13 pm
Mountain View: Sprouts (630 San Antonio Rd)
Picked up "Daily Post" & "Metro" newspapers
at Chef Chu's news bins; 2:51 pm Bus #40 home

Green Seedless Grapes @ $2.99/lb;
Raincheck 98¢/lb— 2.25 lb = $2.21 for me;
2.43 lb for Rudy = $2.38; Spinach for Salad $1.99
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 3:28 pm-12:26 am
Mountain View: 12 hours to write Ch. 8 Vanishing Point for Platonic Lambda book yesterday, Uploading file to website @ 2:01 am; May Wizards help me with Ch. 9

Writing Chapter 9: Wizard Hat
Mickey Mouse in "Sorcerer's Apprentice";
Merlin's Cap; Witch's Hat; Bishop's Mitre.
Friday, July 17, 2020, 2:15-2:42 pm
Mountain View: Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave)
Picked up "Daily Post" & "Daily News" newspaers
at Valero Station's news bins; 2:55 pm Red Bus home

Lucerne Strawberry Yogurt @ $2.18;
Cinnamon Apple Sauce Cups (6 ct) $1.86;
Biscotti & Thin Additives @ $2 ($1 off coupons).
Friday, July 17, 2020, 3:40 pm-12:15 am
Mountain View: Chapter 9: Wizard Hat not done yesterday after 7 hours work— Mickey Mouse in "Sorcerer's Apprentice"; Merlin's Cap; Bishop's Mitre.

While writing Witch's Hat, wondered
if Shakespeares Macbeth showed three
witches with conical caps? None in 1714.
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 1:00-1:30 pm
Mountain View: Was up to 12:15 am last night to finish
Chapter 9: Wizard Hat and upload it to my website;
Revelation: The dunce cap may not be a stupid idea.

Since the dunce cap is shaped
like a pyramid, could "Pyramid Power"
be enhancing the kid's brain to be smarter?
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 2:30-3:08 pm
Mountain View: Al Guzman came by at Noon
to recharge the iPhone Scott gave me that ran
out of batteries; Showed me how to take photos.

Al came back at 1:45 pm to take me to news bins at
Chef Chu's for "Palo Alto Weekly" & "Daily Post"
and pick up "Tea of a Kind Peach" at Safeway Free.
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 3:15-5:17 pm
Mountain View: Al phoned Felix Oseguera
in Richmond, who tells us he's moving to
Mesa, Arizona, to train as pilot for Jet Blue

Al phoned Robert Slack (AZ) who told us about
creating energy device tapping into Higgs boson;
Also on Nassim Haramein & One-Stop Energy.
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 7:20-8:30 pm
Mountain View: Al Guzman phoned Felix since
we went to Richmond (2-3-2019) to see him,
and Robert visiting him in Livermore (3-3-2019)

Good to keep in touch with old friends
during this COVID-19 pandemic crisis;
Robert extends open invitation to see him.
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 8:30-10:30 pm
Mountain View: Cooked dinner "Sweet & Sour Soup"—
Can Kimble Chicken Broth, 3 cups Pineapple juice,
14 tbsp Modena Balsamic vinegar, Seaweed Sheet cut,
Dozen Brussels sprouts quartered, Half firm tofu cubed,
Roma tomato, Green beans, Chunk crabmeat diced,
4 jumbo sea scallops, 8 Spinach wontons, 3 scrambled
eggs (egg-drop soup), 2 tbsp Sesame oil, pepper, spices,
9 tbsp Vanaigrette dressing (enough for two meals);
Dinner with 1.5 cups milk & 20+ Pringles Potato Chips

Ch. 8 Vanishing Point & Ch. 9 Wizard's Hat"
writing made me eat dinner after 1 am; No writing
today, so had time to make soup at earlier hour.
Sunday, July 19, 2020, 2:00-10:00 pm
Mountain View: On July 5, wrote $39.99 check
to Al Guzman for 6 months Adobe Photoshop
from College Buys that Al paid through Pay Pal;
On July 10, College Buys said Adobe will send
Photoshop $39.99/6 months, but have not
received it yet; Nothing sent to my email:
choupeter@fhda.edu; Emailed July 18 to orders@thinkedu.com on non-delivery.

If you need to change the email address
on this item, so that you can receive it,
please contact the Foundation at
Sunday, July 19, 2020, 2:53-3:01 pm
KDFC 104.9 FM: Jesús López-Cobos conducts
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne to Ottorino Respighi's Three Botticelli Pictures: Spring (1927); (CD); (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Painting; Poem; Greece C59

West Wind Zephyr blowing in from
my window while KDFC plays Respighi's
"Botticelli's Primavera" to inspire me today.
Sunday, July 19, 2020, 3:45-10:00 pm
Mountain View: Write "Chapter 10 Church Steeple";
Nothing on "steeple" or "spire" in all my books on
symbolism except Cooper's Illustrated Encyclopedia
of Traditional Symbols
(1979), "Spire" page 157—

Aspiration heavenwards; also a phallic
symbol. In Christianity it depicts
God's finger pointing heavenwards.
Monday, July 20, 2020, 6:30-6:57 pm
Mountain View: Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave);
Got "Daily Post" newspapers at Valero Station's
news bins; Bus #40 and Red Bus not running
this late, so it was an hour walking exercise today.

Nonni's Biscotti Salted Caramel @ $2 ($1 off);
Thin Additives Pistachio & Almonds @ $2 ($1 off);
FREE Open Nature Parmesan Cheese Crisps not in.
Monday, July 20, 2020, 7:50 pm-1:15 am
Mountain View: Surprise July 20 email @ 7:11 pm from Adobe sending Adobe Photoshop $39.99/6 months to my email pyc8@yahoo.com finally after 2-weeks wait.
But my Mac is too old for latest version of Photoshop.

My Apple Air Laptop has macOS Sierra, Version
10.12.6, Processor 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5; Can't
download older version of Photoshop. No help.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 3:20-9:30 pm
Mountain View: Bookmarking Interesting News—
"THE LONG VIEW: Jackie Robinson's Inner Struggle"
(By Jon Meacham, NY Times, 7-21-2020)

"Comet Neowise Comes By Once in 6800 Years";
"California History: Relics of El Camino Real";
7-14-2013: Giants' Tim Lincecum pitches no-hitter.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 3:20-9:30 pm
Mountain View: Uploaded "Ch. 10: Church Steeple"
at 1:07 am last night; No "Daily Post" today, so will
stay home to finish this chapter on Church Steeple.

Browsed through "Oldest Church Buildings"
in Wikipedia List for Platonic Λ-shape images
and am including 14 photos for Church Steeples.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 1:23-5:00 pm
Mountain View: Uploaded "Ch. 10: Church Steeple"
at 9:34 pm last night; No "Daily Post" today, so will
stay home to add more stamps depicting Platonic Λ
to this Chapter 10 on Church Steeple. Added only
6 stamps before Karen came to take me shopping

Found 300 postage stamps depicting
Platonic Λ in my 1975 Scott's Stamp Catalogues,
86 of them showing Cathedrals & Church Steeples.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 5:20-8:15 pm
Mountain View: Karen picks me up at my apt
& drives to Safeway (645 San Antonio Road);
After shopping 5:47 pm, Karen takes me to her apt near
Santa Ana St. & Oregon Ave, Palo Alto for dinner and
watch Spider Man Homecoming, 7:15-8:15 pm (2017)

Waterfront Bistro 10 Coconut Shrimps @ $2.99;
Gallon of Value Corner Nonfat Milk @ $2.98;
Skipppy Peanut Butter @ $1.49 (for Rudy).
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 9:00 pm-3:30 am
Mountain View: Karen drove me home @ 8:30 pm;
Continued working on "Ch. 10: Church Steeple"
finding 19 more stamps with Platonic Λ-shape;
Uploading 27 files to my website (2:29-3:03 am);
Stamps from Cameroun, Congo Republic, Estonia

Stamps from France: #249, Mont Saint Michel,
France 391, Cathedral of Strasbourg,
France 887, Senlix Cathedral.
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 11:00 am-5:30 pm
Mountain View: Al Guzman's phone woke me 11 am;
Got my Laptop to my bed, and he showed me how
to use Zoom for audio & video conferencing;
Pressed lots of buttons on bottom panel before
we both could see my face and sound

Since my Apple Laptop is too old
for latest version of Adobe Photoshop,
Al & I on Zoom (4 pm) downloaded Photoshop.
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 6:30-8:20 pm
Mountain View: Karen drives me to her apt near
Santa Ana St. & Oregon Ave, Palo Alto to watch
second half of Spider Man Homecoming (2017); since
she can't drive at night, brings me home @ 8:20 pm

Stamps from Germany: #338, Cologne Cathedral,
#350, Speyer Cathedral, #B249, Old Lübeck,
Germany #654, Cologne Cathedral (1948).
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10:45 pm-1:00 am
Mountain View: With Adobe Photoshop available,
can find image size quickly without using Preview or
Apple's Import Photo & Window Info; Also can crop
images as well as center stamps that are off-centered

In medieval combats between knights,
the "spiky ball" is used to smash the enemy—
it's name is not the "mace" but the "morning star".
Friday, July 24, 2020, 4:00-4:25 pm
Mountain View: Sprouts (630 San Antonio Road);
Picked up "Daily Post" & "Palo Alto Weekly" papers
at Chef Chu's news bins; Crossed street to Safeway

1.13 lbs Brazil Nuts @ $12.99/lb = $14.68;
1.11 lbs Dried Cranberries @ $4.29/lb = $4.76;
RCk BOGO 2 Free: Boulder 3 Potato Chips $2.99.
Friday, July 24, 2020, 4:35-4:59 pm
Mountain View: Safeway (645 San Antonio Road);
Missed 5:00 pm Bus #40; Got 5:50 pm Bus #40 home;
During 40 minutes wait, start poem "Morning Star"

Waterfront Bistro 10 Coconut Shrimps = $2.99;
4 Lucerne Swiss Cheese Sliced @ $1.99 = $7.96;
2 Sig. Select Instant Oatmeal Fruit @ $2 = $4.00.
Saturday, July 25, 2020, 4:00-4:22 pm
Mountain View: Picked up "Daily Post" at Chef Chu's
newpapers bins; Safeway (645 San Antonio Road);
Missed 4:21 pm Bus #40; Got 4:57 pm Bus #40 home;

Sig. Select Thin-Crust Supreme Pizza $3.50;
Open Nature 2 Beewax Lip Balms Free;
"Tea of a Kind Peach" (16 oz drink) Free.
Saturday, July 25, 2020, 5:50 pm-12:55 am
Mountain View: Wrote "Morning Star" with 5 photos
(10:53 pm yesterday); Changed Title of Poems 2020
from "Where's My Veggie Plate?" to "Morning Star"

After doing "Poems 2020 Cover"
wrote "Preface to Poems 2020"
with summaries of 28 poems wriien.
Sunday, July 26, 2020, 3:00-11:00 pm
Mountain View: Continue "Ch. 10 Church Steeple"
abandoned for two days, since "Morning Star"
poem came suddenly & occupied my attention
as well as writing "Preface to Poems 2020"

No "Daily Post" printed to pick up
or grocery shopping to do; Will stay
home and get more work done today..
Sunday, July 26, 2020, 3:00 pm-12:40 am
Mountain View: Checked last Sunday's work
(3:45 pm-@ 2:00 am) on "Ch. 10 Church Steeple";
9 photos of Church Steeples in Bay Area and
9 postage stamps showing cathedrals & churches

Rounded up 31 postage stamps
showing Platonic Λ in churches
and cathedrals in 9 hours of work.
Monday, July 27, 2020, 4:30-4:59 pm
Mountain View: Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave);
Picked up "Daily Post" & "Daily News" newspapers
at Valero Station news bins; 5:15 pm Red Bus home

Waterfront Bistro 10 Coconut Shrimps @ $2.99;
Sig. Select Instant Oatmeal Apple Cinnamon @ $2;
Sig. Select Instant Oatmeal Variety 10 packs @ $2;
Free Tea's Tea Organic Green Tea ($1.99) all gone.
Monday, July 27, 2020, 6:00-11:00 pm
Mountain View: "Olivia de Havilland, a Star
of Gone With the Wind Dies at 104 in Paris"

(By Robert Berkvist, NY Times, 7-26-2020)

Loved Olivia in Robin Hood and
Captain Blood, but when she ignored
her sister Joan Fontaine who won 1942
for Suspicion, I stopped liking her.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 3:10-4:00 pm
Mountain View: Phoned One Touch
1-800-227-8862 on broken lancing device
not holding lancets steady to get enough blood

After being put on hold for 10 minutes
two times, finally got to talk with Eddie
& Daryll who'll send me a new lancing device.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 4:25-9:20 pm
Mountain View: Worked to 12:09 am last night,
adding 11 stamps from Ceylon to Malaya showing
Platonic Lambda Λ to "Ch. 10: Church Steeple"

Ceylon 284, Temple of Buddha's Tooth;
Jamaica 81, Spanish Town Cathedral;
Malaya N38, Japanese Shrine, Singapore.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 4:25-9:20 pm
Mountain View: Solved Monday, July 27
Jumble Puzzle Anagram for "SIEDUSNIESTH"—
The Tuxedo Looked Great on Him and Would Perfectly

"Used Its Shine"
was wrong answer;
Correct answer: "Suit His Needs".
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 4:25-9:20 pm
Mountain View: Worked to 9:20 pm today, added
11 stamps from Nepal to Trista da Cunha showing
Platonic Lambda Λ to "Ch. 10: Church Steeple"

Nepal 55, Temple of Krishna;
New Zealand 238, Maori Council;
Norfolk Island 98, St. Barnabas Chapel.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 2:30-10:00 pm
Mountain View: Added 5 photographs showing
Platonic Lambda Λ to "Ch. 10: Church Steeple"
Old New Synagogue, Temple Latter Day Saints, Kalaupapa Church, Sainte Chapelle, Mshatta Facade

Substituted France 590 showing Abbey
at Conques for France 1249 since the
latter is a chateau and not a church.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 2:30-10:00 pm
Mountain View: Finally finished "Ch. 10:
Church Steeple"
with 40 photos & 95 stamps
and can accept Karen's invitation for dinner
tomorrow at her apt and see "Star Wars" movie

Next project is writing Ch. 11:
"Ancient of Days" (Compass) on
William Blake, Geometry, & Freemasons.
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 1:40-5:00 pm; 8:30-11:00 pm
Mountain View: Finished "Ch. 10: Church Steeple",
began Ch. 11 Ancient of Days & Compass for Platonic Lambda book; This is William Blake's favorite work, illustrating The Book of Proverbs 8:27: "When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth"; Artworks: "God the Geometer"; Medieval Engravings Use of Compass;
Postage Stamps Showing the Compass & Freemasons

Received hard copy of Robert Siegel's Rarity Auction with prices realized (4-5-1980) when
he sold world's rarest stampBritish Guiana #13.
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 5:15-8:05 pm
Mountain View: Karen picks me up at 5:15 pm, drives
to Chef Chu's where I get "Daily Post" & "Metro" while
she orders take-out Crispy Angel Hair Noodles; Go to
her apt to watch Star Wars IX: Rise of Skywalker (2019); Directed by J. J. Abrams, with Daisy Ridley,
Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher (repurposed old footage), Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, J. Suotamo, Anthony Daniels

Checked Haikus December 2019
through March 2020, and found
not seeing this film with Al Guzman.
Friday, July 31, 2020, 2:20-3:50 pm
Mountain View: Los Altos Library emailed
that all books are due July 31; Picked up
"Palo Alto Weekly" & "Daily Post" at news
bins at Chef Chu's; 3:18 pm Bus #40 to
Hillview Ave; Dumped 5 books in bins
without return receipt; 3:26 pm Bus #40 home

Two HTML books: no help in embedding videos;
Su Tung-p'o Poems; The Gift: Hafiz Poems;
Insomnia book for Karen, she never read.
Friday, July 31, 2020, 4:00-10:00 pm
Mountain View: Al Guzman emailed (7/28) to register
a Foothill College class for Fall Semester to extend my VTA Clipper Card, since VTA begins charging fares starting August 1; Went to Smart Shop (1-13-2020), and Coordinator Rick Edwards told me that my VTA Card
expires 12-23-2020; Foothill cancelled 4 classes

Phoned VTA Clipper Card @ 4:35 pm;
After reading to her the 10-digits # in back,
Tammy says my Card has no expiraton date.

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