Monthly Archives: January 2009

January 20- Hello/Goodbye

Today has been an emotional, unforgettable day – Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009. Yes, I had wet eyes, just like you. And watching the million people in the Mall, and listening to the joyful hopes, I vividly recalled January 20, … Continue reading

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Just at Noon in Zbrosławice

I like rodeos. The strangest, but best one I ever went to was in 1985. The rodeo was organized by the Polish Student Union at their stud farm at Zbrosławice near Katowice, in southern Poland. Poland is famous for its … Continue reading

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Beyond Bigos

“Dzien dobry! Jak się masz?” “Good day! How are you?” were the first Polish phrases I learned at age 11 from my best friend Janek Murliewski, as we traveled on 607 trolleys back and forth to school. Janek introduced me … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times

I saw this in the neighborhood of our weekend home in Pacific Grove.

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Quartz – @!*Quartz!$%

Quartz is a silicon dioxide. It is hard, often formed into lovely crystals, with various tints and hues; although most often found as transparent to milky white, and is one of earth’s most common minerals. The word quartz is known … Continue reading

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Careering With Job Lurches

An integration of jobs constitutes a career. In my case, the jobs I have had constitute an erratic trajectory; a random walk of lurches. I started working when I was 12 or so (1960). Since then I have worked at … Continue reading

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Red Dwarf

***I – Red Dwarf, collapsing star, shrinking to a Black Hole ***Use star guide atlas/big telescope to find me ***Shed of gravity-sucking/energy-sapping satellites, I warm (not burn) those close to me ***Now and again, I pulse surprise quasars of still-vibrant … Continue reading

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To school by 607/207

This morning’s early morning fog over the Monterey Peninsula prompted my nostalgia for 607 trolley buses. Go figure: today is New Years Eve, and so is time for some Auld Lang Syne, or nostalgia for good old days. So, although … Continue reading

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