HAIKUS: March 2020

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, March 1, 2020, 2:10-6:30 pm
Los Altos Library: Number 43
23 Words & Phrases Numerology on 43:

INITIATES: 9 + 5 + 9 + 2 + 9 + 1 + 2 + 5 + 1 = 43
PROTEIN: 7 + 9 + 6 + 2 + 5 + 9 + 5 = 43
VIRGIN: 4 + 9 + 9 + 7 + 9 + 5 = 43.
Sunday, March 1, 2020, 7:00-7:15 pm
Safeway (645 San Antonio Rd);
Friend takes me shopping after Library; .

2 Florentine & Bacon Quiches @ $4.74;
3 lbs Mustard Potato Salad @ $6.49;
Silk Almond Milk 64 oz @ $1.74.
Monday, March 2, 2020, 8:34-8:41 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Franz Welser-Moest conducts
Vienna Philharmonic to Josef Strauss's Hesperus'
Path Waltz Op. 279
(1870); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3);
Mystery in History 1870

Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins (1-3);
Donkey symbolized US Democratic Party (1-15);
Wagner's Die Walküre premiered (6-26-1870).
Monday, March 2, 2020, 11:35 am-4:30 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Checked out from Foothil College Library:
Kenneth Koch's Collected Poems (2005) and
Stephen Mitchell's Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (1982)

Poem 43 in Kenneth Koch's Collected Poems
is "Farm's Thoughts"; 43rd line in Rilke's
Duino Elegies VII:43— "not even an hour".
Monday, March 2, 2020, 5:00-7:06 pm
Los Altos Library: Searching Number 43
Books with Titles "43"; Music with Op. 43

Michael Biddick's 43 Wine Regions;
Alan Battersby's East 43rd Street;
Beethoven's Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43.
Monday, March 2, 2020, 7:30-7:57 pm
Safeway: 700 ml Smart Water Lime Drink FREE;
Sprouts (630 San Antonio Road)

4.58 lbs Red Seedless Grapes @ 98¢;
9 oz. Spinach Salad Bag @ $1.99;
Caught 8:13 pm Bus #40 home.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 7:33-7:40 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Andrew Davis conducts
Philharmonia Orchestra to Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March #1 "Land of Hope and Glory" (1901); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4)

Played on June 28, 1905 at Yale
when Elgar received an honorary degree;
known as "Graduation March" for high schools.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 11:05 am-7:45 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Postage stamps for Lilly's "7th Birthday Poem"—
Hungary 1339 "Snow White", Nitrogen Atom
Egypt 65 "Giza Pyramids", Greece 558 "Homer"

Israel 298 "Creation", Joshua & Jericho, Lyre,
Canada 85 "Map", Greece 972 "Cretan Bull",
7 Pillars of Wisdom, Czech P19 "Dove & 7".
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:58 am-6:20 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Wrote Lilly's "7th Birthday Poem" yesterday—
8 couplets with 6 postage stamps; No rhyme
for Hercules' 7th Labor: slaying Cretan Bull

No couplet written for Joshua & Jericho
"and the walls come tumbling down"
when they blew 7 trumpets for 7 days.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:58 am-6:20 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Left in friend's car on Sunday, 3/1 after shopping:
Notebooks of Paul Brunton, Volume 16, needed to complete "Number 43" project; 43 in the Bible

Quotes from Plato's Philibeus & Timaeus;
Verses 43 from Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutra,
Line 43 of poems from Byron & John Keats.
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 10:05 am-7:55 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
3 stanzas added to Lilly's "7th Birthday Poem"
Jericho walls tumbled down; Joshua 6:1-20

Found a rhyme for Hercules' 7th Labor:
slaying the Cretan Bull; not full or pull,
but 7th wedding anniversary gift is wool !
(Wool look like cotton, better it's on a sheep)
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 10:05 am-7:55 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
"7 sides make up the triangle and square, together they form a house of prayer"; Recalled "Chapel" stamps

Liechtenstein 100: Rofenberg Chapel (8-12-1930);
Liechtenstein 141: Steg Chapel (10-15-1937);
Liechtenstein 391: Masescha Chapel (12-9-1964);
Switzerland B111: Tell Chapel (6-15-1941).
Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:32-8:37 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Darrell Ang conducts
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to Giacomo Meyerbeer's Dinorah: Entr'actes (1859); CD;
(YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5); Mystery in History 1859:
Buses #40 & #21 to Kaiser Permanente (555 Castro St)
to buy Humulin $12 (11:25 am); Bus #52 to Foothill

Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state (2-14);
Zoological Society of Philadelphia founded (3-21);
John Brown raids Harpers Ferry (10-16-1859).
Friday, March 6, 2020, 7:30-9:30 pm
Palo Alto: Friends Meeting House (957 Colorado Ave)
Waverley Writers Poetry Reading (15 poets came);
Featured Readers: Joel Katz & Robert Perry read from
their book Vrije uitloop | Free range a collaborative— transcontinental translation of eco-poetry of Saskia
Stehouwer; Joe Petolino/M. Marcia give me ride home

Read two poems tonight—
"Memories of Miriam Scheraga"
and "Seventh Birthday Poem".
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8:16-8:42 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Ray Chen plays violin as
Robert Treviño conducts London Philharmonic Orchestra to Max Bruch's Violin Concerto #1 in g Op. 26 (1868); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Piece starts off slowly, with the melody first
taken by the flutes, and then the solo violin
becomes audible with a short cadenza. Slow
2nd movement is admired for its melody.
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 7:30-9:30 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
"Number 43" project: 6 record albums with Op. 43 on cover; Bach's Cantata 43, Haydn's Symphony 43, Tully's Hymn 43; Los Altos Library Books with "43" in title—

Michael Biddick's 43 Wine Regions;
Alan Battersby's East 43rd Street;
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro's Toriko: 43,
Undiscovered Ingredients!!
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 6:40-7:10 pm
Safeway (645 San Antonio Road);
Karen picks me up at Library to shop:
2 Van de Kamps 10 Fish Fillets @ $3.99

2 Thin-Crust Supreme Pizza @ $2.98;
3 lbs Mustard Potato Salad @ $6.99;
64 oz Silk Vanilla Oat Milk @ $2.85.
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9:37-11:40 pm
Palo Alto: Cubberley Pavilion (4000 Middlefield Rd)
Ballroom Dancing; Karen said they may have cancelled dancing because of the coronavirus; Hour walk to dance

Half the usual crowd dancing here—
Ann left early; Danced with Carol,
Jeanette, and beginner June.
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2:10-5:00 pm
Los Altos Library: Number 43 project—
Chapter 43 from Isaiah, Jeremiah, & Ezekiel;

Ch. 43 of Attar's Conference of the Birds;
Verse 43 in Kerouac's Scripture of Golden Eternity;
Franklin Merrell-Wolff's Aphorism 43 in 1973 book Philosophy of Consciousness Without An Object: "Ceaseless action is the Universe".
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 5:30-7:00 pm
Palo Alto: Pearl Kruss Gallery (212 Homer Ave);
Surprise to find so many spiritual paintings here.

Friend likes "Midnight Ride" of Paul Revere;
I like "Pavel's Butterfly" painting based on
Pavel Friedman's poem "Butterfly" (1942);
Chat with Pearl on my spiritual mentor PB
who told me about Count of St. Germain.
Monday, March 9, 2020, 8:31-8:42 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Matthias Bamert conducts London
Mozart Players
to John Marsh's Symphony #8 in G (1778); CD; (Video: 1, 2, 3, 4); Mystery in History 1778:

James Cook 1st to land in Oahu, Hawaii (1-18);
Total solar eclipse across North America (6-24);
La Scala Opera House opens in Milan (8-3-1778).
Monday, March 9, 2020, 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
With return of Notebooks of Paul Brunton, Volume 16
& William Harston's The Book of Numbers (1997)

can complete "Number 43" project today;
Select passages in philosophy & poetry
to compose poem "Meditations on 43".
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 8:31-8:42 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Stephen Marchionda plays guitar to Enrique Granados's Danza espanola #6 "Jota" (1890); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Mystery in History 1890:

Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty premiered (1-15);
Oscar Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray published
(6-20); Yosemite Park established (10-1-1890).
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 12:20-7:45 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Last day to pay $136 March storage fees before $15 fine
(10:59 am); Complete "Number 43" project today—

Ch. 43 of Attar's Conference of the Birds;
Verse 43: Kerouac's Scripture of Golden Eternity;
Franklin Merrell-Wolff's Aphorism 43 (1973).
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 8:28-8:39 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: John O'Conor plays piano to Joseph Haydn's Piano Sonata #50 in D HOB XVI:37 (1794); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Mystery in History 1794:

King Gustav III banned coffee in Sweden (1794);
Eli Whitney granted patent for cotton gin (3-14);
Building first six U.S. Navy vessels (3-27-1794).
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:45 am-6:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Printed 35 pages of "On Number 43" @ 57%;
Compose "Meditations on 43" with Notes—

Time is a restless flowing river
see what is eternal and divine—
in the celestial, nothing is ordinary!
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 8:30-8:42 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Vernon Handley coducts Ulster Orchestra to Peter Warlock's Capriol Suite (1926);
CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Mystery in History 1926:

SAT College Board Exam begins (6-23-1926);
Warner Brothers' Vitaphone premieres (8-5-1926)
Film actor & sex symbol Rudolph Valentino dies
at 31, causing mass hysteria with fans
(8-23-1926).
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 11:20 am-6:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Correcting typos in "On Number 43"; Missing #43 for Sports #120-125; Compose "Preface for Number 43"

Cavada's LINC-70B: Web Page Design II:
5 things to do in Santa Clara County—
Stanford, Stanford Theatre, Chef Chu,
Redwood Grove, Rancho San Antonio.
Friday, March 13, 2020, 8:34-8:38 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Mischa Maisky plays cello, Daria Hovora plays piano to Franz Schubert's An die Musik D.547 (1817); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4);
Mystery in History 1817:

James Monroe sworn in as 5th U.S. President (3-4);
Construction on Erie Canal begins in NY (7-4;)
Henry David Thoreau is born (7-12-1817).
Friday, March 13, 2020, 10:35 am-6:00 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Fill #43 Records for Sports #120-125 in "Number 43";
Correct "widows & orphans" in "Preface Number 43"
Cavada's LINC-70B: Web Page Design II (page 2):

5 things to do in Nikko, Japan—
Kegon Falls, Shinkyo Bridge,
3 Monkeys, Futarasan Shrine, Dragon Ceiling.
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:10 am-4:05 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Cavada's LINC-70B: Web Page Design II Final Project:
Photos: Rancho San Antonio; Shinkyo Bridge; Dragon Ceiling; Japan 280-282: Nikko stamps; Three Monkeys

Went to Chef Chu's Photos Wall— Did not see CEO
Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Jerry Yang; Found
John F. Kennedy Jr, Steve Young, Serena Williams.
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:10 am-4:05 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill College Krause Center
Cavada's LINC-70B: Web Page Design II Final Project:
Pagoda at Toshogu Shrine in Nikko; Typed 1978 poem
"Dragon Thunder"; Embedded Video: Stanford, Nikko

First time doing embedded video:
Web pge not visible on Safari Browser;
Emailed Cavada to view it in Chrome.
Sunday, March 15, 2020, 4:00-4:18 pm
Mountain View: CVS (2630 W. El Camino Real);
2 bottles CVS Vitamin E 400 IU, 400 soft gels
@ $24.49 + $2.20 tax BOGO; Total $26.69

Rudy will pay $13.35 to me for
this Buy-One-Get-One Free
deal at CVS Pharmacy.
Sunday, March 15, 2020, 4:25-4:38 pm
Mountain View: Safeway (645 San Antonio Rd);
Walk around two blocks: Paulson Park, Montebello, Montecito Ave, Sierra Vista Ave (5:17-6:17 pm)

3 lbs Reser's Potato Salad $4.99;
Open Nature Almond-Coconut Milk $11.99;
4:44 pm Bus #40 to Central XPwy & walk home.
Monday, March 16, 2020, 4:00-4:18 pm
Mountain View: Safeway (645 San Antonio Rd);
Strawberry Yogurt $2.50, Galbani Cheese Sticks $1.99,
2 Chunk Crabmeat @ $1.50, Apple Sauce (6 ct) $1.89,
Package of Seaweed (79¢) Free

2 Sig. Select Quiches @ $4.74 = $9.48;
2 Ken's Salad Dressing @ 90¢ = $1.80;
2 Tai Pei Fried Rice, Pot Stickers @ $1.94 = $3.88.
Monday, March 16, 2020, 4:25-4:38 pm
Mountain View: Reading Common Ground Issue #114 (Winter 2002/2003); Mantak Chia, "Mastering Chi";
David Daida, "On the Superior Man"; Allan Hardman, "Toltec Dream of Masculiniy", Don Juan de Marco

is the world's greatest lover; Mantak Chia:
"Taoist adepts draw sperms upward for bliss";
Daida: "Superior man lives as love as a gift to all".
Monday, March 16, 2020, 12:20-1:45 pm
Mountain View: Walk around Paulson Park,
Montebello, Montecito, Sierra Vista Ave,
Hackett Ave, taking 40 photos along the way

Blessings from Sequoia Sempervirens
Coast Redwoods from Montebello, Montecito,
Hackett Ave, and Central Expressway.
Monday, March 16, 2020, 6:30-8:00 pm
Mountain View: Cooked dinner: Tai Pei Combination
Fried Rice, 3 scrambled eggs, nuts & seeds, walnuts,
almonds, cashews, 3 green onions, 16 baby carrots

4 bean curds, Ultimate Stir Fry veggis,
imitation chunky crabmeat, sea scallops,
Asian Sesame dressing, and almond milk.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 1:00-6:30 pm
Mountain View: Encyclopedia Britannica has
87 Women in American History (1998); Found
108 more notable women in these books:

(1) World Almanac Book of Who (1980);
(2) Ultimate Book of Sports Lists (1998);
(3) A Book of Days for the Literary Year (1987).
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:00-8:00 pm
Mountain View: St. Patrick's Day: Poems—
"Legend of Saint Patrick" & "Secret of the Shamrock"
(3-17-1980); W.B. Yeats, "Sailing to Byzantium"

James Joyce knocked on A.E.'s door
at midnight & stayed till sunrise to learn
about the highest state of consciousness.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 8:33-8:37 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Matthias Bamert conducts London Mozart Players: Paul Wranitzky's Polonaise in D Op. 36 (1799); CD; (Video: 1, 2, 3, 4); History Mystery 1799:

British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
introduces an income tax (1-9); Pierre-François
Bouchard
finds the Rosetta Stone (7-15); George Washington, 1st U.S. President, dies (12-14-1799).
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 10:00-10:31 am
Mountain View: Picked up "Daily Post" at Jane Lane (9:45 pm); Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave); Walking
Exercise (1:00-2:20 pm): Sierra Vista, Silverwood Ave, Farley, Central Xpwy, Rengstorff Ave, Madrone Apts.

2 Vlastic Pickes Spears @ $2.00 = $4.00
3 lbs Reser's Deviled-Eggs Potato Salad @ $2.99;
10:43 am Bus #40 to Montecito Ave & walk home
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 8:27-8:33 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Heinrich-Albert Duo plays guitar to Antoine de Lhoyer's Rondo in C Op. 31 #2 (1814); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Mystey in History 1814:

Francis Scott Key composed "The Star-Spangled Banner" (9-13); Vice President Elbridge Gerry
dies (11-23); Samuel Marsden, preaches the first sermon in New Zealand (12-25-1814).
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:11 pm
Mountain View: Email Rudy Al Guzman came (2-4 pm),
taking me to Safeway to buy 10 Gorton Salmon Fillets ($3.99) BOGO Free for $19.90 (Raincheck expired 3/18) but Eljay accepted it since he wrote it on Feb. 18.

First time on a computer since March 14,
using neighbor Don Richard's small computer;
Sent embedded videos of Santa Clara & Nikko.
Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:29-8:38 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Andrew Manze conducts Concerto Copenhagen to Johann Adolf Scheibe's Sinfonia in A (1708); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3); Mystery in History 1708

St. Paul Cathedral completed in London (10-26);
Bach appointed court organist in Weimar (1708)
Porcelain first produced in Europe (10-11-1708)
Friday, March 20, 2020, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Mountain View: Cleaned table; Arranged 3x5" Haikus
from 12/21/2018-2/29/2020 in chronological order; Free
Donut & Animal Crackers in 47 Monopoly Tickets

Talked to Anand Marudaranan of Wells Fargo;
Debit card is valid and not going to expire;
Email of expiration may be phishing.
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9:00 am-1:30 pm
Mountain View: Cleaned table, found old letters
from Evelyn Gliesman on England journey,
Anna Bornstein on Notes of Paul Brunton's books,
Deborah Oakley on visiting Wisdom Goldenrod

Alan Berkowitz returned letters sent to PB
July 30, 1972 requesting meeting & poems
written afterwards "Great Is the Grater".
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 2:29-4:13 pm
Mountain View: 2:29 pm Bus #40 to Chef Chu
paper bins to pick up Daily Post; Photos
of reduced hours at CVS Pharmacy, Wells Fargo,
Safeway; Closing at Mizu and Nektar Restaurants

Bathroom tissues shelves still empty,
Donuts shelves empty at Safeway;
Took 4:13 pm Bus #40 home.
Sunday, March 22, 2020, 9:00-11:00 am
Mountain View: Found old 1972 envelope: postcards of Taipei's Grand Hotel & Pagoda with boat; and Dad's NY Times newsclippings (1965-1999); Hugh Trevor-Roper to give 4 lectures in Westchester (10-13-1974); FDR
Biographer, Kenneth S. Davis, Dies at 86 (6-15-1999)

Doris Kilgallen, 52, Columnist & TV Panelist Dies (11-9-65); Pitirim A. Sorokin, 79, Dies; Harvard's 1st Sociology Head (2-11-68); Frederick Merk, 90; A Harvard Historian (9-27-77).
Sunday, March 22, 2020, 11:23 am-12:15 pm
Mountain View: 11:23 am Bus #40 to Showers Dr.
& El Camino Real; 11:35 am Bus #22 to Escuela Ave;
Walgreens (1905 W. El Camino Real); 11:55 am Bus #22 to Showers Drive; 12:35 pm Bus #40 Met neighbor Don Richards on Bus & walked home

Walgreens has 8 oz. Maxwell Instant Coffee
(reg. $6.99) on sale for $3.99; Used 2018
raincheck of 2 Maxwell Coffee @ $2.99;
Manager saw my raincheck had no expiration date.
Monday, March 23, 2020, 8:35-8:42 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Leonard Slatkin conducts Lyon National Orchestra to Maurice Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole: Feria (1908); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4); Mystery in History 1908

1st time, ball for new year dropped at Times Square (1-1); Converse Shoe Company opens (2-1908);
1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole" (3-15); Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile (8-12-1908)
Monday, March 23, 2020, 12:00-1:16 pm
Mountain View: Writing poem "Slaying Dragons & Monsters" after Rudy emailed on Python programming project; Told him on 473 million dragon drawings & 598 million monsters pictures in Google Images (3/1); Books at Los Altos Library to check out: Martin Arnold's
The Dragon: Fear & Power (2018) & Stephen Asma's
On Monsters: Our Worst Fears (2009)

Sent Rudy caveat— monsters will swallow you
up unless you embark on a hero's journey
read Joseph Campbell's writings.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 8:00-11:50 am
Mountain View: Dana phoned 8:30 am, Jack phoned
10:30 am to inquire if I'm OK; Neighbor Don Richards'
phone is dead; Used my phone to call Mid-Peninsula
emergency who told us to phone AT&T for service

AT&T's robotic voice says
contact their web site & offers
no help in fixing Don's telephone.
AT&T repairman came & fixed the phone.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020,5:00-5:50 pm
Mountain View: 50 minutes walk around Paulson
Park, Montebello, Montecito, Sierra Vista, and
Hackett Ave (Blood Sugar: 134 mg/dl); Can't use
Don's computer (no online connection) for emails

Read New Yorkers poems: Kay Ryan (9-11-2011);
Sharon Olds (10-10-2016); Yosef Kamunyakaa
(7-25-2016); Joy Harjo (12-5-2016);
Andrea Cohen (7-10-2017).
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 8:37-8:40 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducts London Symphony Orchestra to Manuel de Falla's
Three-Cornered Hat: Miller's Dance (1919); CD;
(YouTube: 1, 2, 3): Mystery in History 1919

Grand Canyon National Park established (2-26);
18th Amendment (Prohibition) Passed (10-28);
Greenbay Packers football founded (8-11-1919).
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 11:00 am-11:31 am
Mountain View: Safeway (645 San Antonio Road);
Used 2 Safeway $5 Gift Cards to buy 3 Galbani 12 oz Mozarella Cheese Sticks @ $2.99; (+ 3 coupons $4.50 off); Total = $5.47; 11:48 am Bus #40 & walk home

Brought small umbrella to shield me
from sudden downpour of rain & sleet—
icicles bouncing on the sidewalks.
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 11:45-11:49 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Nash Assemble plays
George Gershwin's Promenade (Walking the Dog)
(1937); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Gershwin's "Walking the Dog"
is my favorite scene in Fred & Ginger's
1937 movie Shall We Dance.
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 12:40-1:34 pm
Mountain View: 12:40 pm Red Bus to Showers Dr.
to pick up "Daily Post" & "Metro"; Walmart's Toilet
Tissues aisle at F30— empty; Same at Whole Foods

Canned goods, eggs, toilet tissues—
Gone, gone, gone— empty shelves at
Safeway, Walmart, and Whole Foods.
Friday, March 27, 2020, 11:40 am-12:50 pm
Mountain View: Al Guzman phoned 10:30 am,
and came at 11:40 am to help me register at
Foothill College Spring 2020; LINC 78A (41490)
"Computational Thinking for Educators" (2 units)
with Cassandra Pereva, 4/13 (Rm 4006) 9 am-2:50 pm;
Online to 6/20/2020, $67.75 (no VTA pass @ $5.75)

I'm still considered as Faculty
as Al tries to get me free laptop
loan by Comcast for college students.
Friday, March 27, 2020, 3:00-8:00 pm
Mountain View: 1:20 pm Red Bus to Showers Dr.
to pick up Daily Post; Walk to Chef Chu to pick
up Palo Alto Weekly; 1:57 pm Bus #40, walk home thru Madrone Apts; 3/26: Typed poems on Don's computer: "Tasty Snack Anyone?", "Humongous Pepper Tree", "Panic Buying & Hoarding"

Girth Redwoods: Thornewood: 30 ft; Advocate:
45 ft; Memorial Park: 39 ft; Methuselah: 44 ft; Portola: 45.9 ft; El Corte de Madera Old Growth: ?
Saturday, March 28, 2020, 8:48-8:55 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Civitas Ensemble plays
Georges Enescu's Roumanian Rhapsody #1 in A Op.11 (1901); CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)
Wrote poem later "Cabin Fever?"

Hoyt Smith plays this music
so whole family could get up
and dance away cabin fever.
Saturday, March 28, 2020, 10:32-11:32 am
Mountain View: Valero Gas Station to pick up "Daily Post" & "Daily News"; Found two letters from Steve Georgiou (3-17-2003 & 10-27-2005) with photo his
Mom took of us at his Stanford Reading (10-5-2005).

Georgiou's meeting with Robert Lax
(1993-2000) is like my meeting with
PB (1972-1979): two enlightened sages.
Sunday, March 29, 2020, 12:30-12:50 pm
Mountain View: Safeway 645 San Antonio Road)
32 oz Didn't buy Lucerne Yogurt @ $2.79 instead
of $2.50; Bought 10 Yoplait Yogurts (6 oz) @ 39¢
2 Safeway Gift Cards $7.44-$3.90 = $3.54 balance

8 shoppers in each checkout aisles;
Missed 12:35 pm Bus #40 and
caught 1:21 pm Bus #40 home.
Sunday, March 29, 2020, 1:40-4:40 pm
Mountain View: Went through my library
of books, notebooks & diaries of quotes
to gather 20 favorite quotes to include
in my book My Favorite Things

Dante, Goethe, Rumi,
Robert Lax, Fridtjof Nansen,
Emily Dickinson, William Blake.
Monday, March 30, 2020, 8:35-8:44 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Patrick Gallois plays flute
with Swedish Chamber Orchestra
to François Devienne's Rondo in D (1790);
CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3); Mystery in History 1790

President George Washington gives
the first State of the Union address
(1-8);
U.S. Supreme Court convenes for first time (2-1); First United States Census is authorized (3-1-1790).
Monday, March 30, 2020, 1:15-6:00 pm
Mountain View: 10:32-11:32 am Walk to Rengstorff Ave
& Middlefield Rd to pick up Daily Post for daily exercise; Give Crossword Puzzles pages (3/28. 3/30) to Don; Jumbo Tomato Safeway Gift Card inspired poem

"Great Graphic Design"
A giant tomato
occupies the whole
Safeway shopping cart.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 8:33-8:38 am
KDFC: 104.9 FM: Peter Nagy plays piano
to Gustav Lange's Edelweiss. Op. 31 (1867);
Sheet Music; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)
Mystery in History 1867

Nebraska is admitted as the 37th U.S. state (3-1);
Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of Little House on the Praire is born (2-7); Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the U.S. in NYC (12-2-1867).
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 12:51-7:30 pm
Mountain View: Walk to Safeway (580 N. Rengstorff Ave) for shopping (10:45-11:11 am); Total = $8.03;
Used two Safeway Gift Cards: $3.54 + $4.49 = $8.03;
11:20 am Red Bus to Montecito Ave & walk home;
Use neighbor Don Richard's computer (12:51-7:30 pm)

Bag of Spinach for Salad @ $1.99;
International Delight Creamer $3.00;
8 Yoplait Yogurts (6 oz) @ 39¢.


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