Wash, rinse, repeat.

One of the things about working and having kids is that the days seem to repeat themselves. Things just happen the same way day after day. No matter-it actually means that things are running smoothly. I’d rather be doing other things, but I have a job and a place to sleep, food and healthy kids, so that’s a lot better than many.

And now the litany (I think I’m going to just write highlights): E went to a church-ish thing, C stayed home and shouldn’t’ve, home a bit early, gamelan-feeling better about the hairy heart and Threnody. C to party at a park, home late, bus driver had to reboot bus twice, looks like I’m working 4th of July week & doing after-hours support. Pretty quiet Memorial Day weekend-repacked the outside closet (again), friends of E visited Sunday-cleaned up a lot for them, visited old PWS friends, picked up a box of photos and a box of E’s stuff, cleaned the van. Made up a list of stuff to do, got the exactly 2 things on the list. Picked up a book on forensic science for M-he’s going to FBI camp this summer-has SAT’s this Sat. S has a toothache. Gamelan at PSU-got there early, doors locked, walked down, a thing, back to practice-choir, harp, sax. E picked me up. Missed the train this morning.

I’ve been dwelling on these two songs lately-they’re from my teen years. In Cleveland in the mid-late 70’s, the radio station WMMS used to do a 6pm thing on Friday-it was a shift change, and Kid Leo would sign out with “Born to Run”, then Murray Saul would do a 5 minute rant ending with “We’ve gotta, gotta, gotta….get down, dammit!!!”, then play “Friday on My Mind.” Everyone would listen to it, and I mean everyone-they were pulling down a 60 share for that time slot. A fucking 60-for 2 songs and a guy ranting for 5 minutes. The other song is a relic from ’78 that I sort of despised at the time as I was fully into prog at the time, but seems pretty decent in retrospect-the rant is a little lame, and it’s cliched, but solid meat and potatoes biker rock from the Midwest.

Then this at 1:30am on Saturday night-we’d close the bars and drive around looking for a party…

My family wasn’t so excited when I blasted “Friday on My Mind” when I got home Friday. \/\/hate\/er. So, the weekend. Delivered M to SAT’s at 7:30am. Yuck. Bopped around with E until he got done, lunch: so-so fish, got shorts at Red White Blue, libe, home. S woke up from a bad dream and an earache. Church Sun.-Pentecost (I wonder how many of these people have had the ghost laid on them?), market, lunch, ceremony for our new minister, shop, home, M isn’t well either. Sore throat, hard to sleep-feeling odd, odd dream.

Page 23, Sentence 5: “Mick folded his elegant arms.”, The Difference Engine

Listening to:

John Coltrane, Jean Michel Jarre, Tori Amos, Utopia, Yes, Sekaa Gong Bina Remaja Ubud, Pearl Jam, Todd Rundgren, Veruca Salt, Donna Summer, Anugama, Allan Holdsworth, Fishbone, Constance Demby, William Orbit, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Robert Fripp and Brian Eno, Pink Floyd, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Arif Lohar & Meesha Shafi, Sigur Rós, Allan Holdsworth, Gyorgy Ligeti, Led Zeppelin, Tom Waits, bartoks, Brainscapes, Thomas Dolby, Brian Eno, Tori Amos, Jethro Tull, Todd Rundgren, Holger Czukay, Michael Shrieve & Steve Roach, Deftones, Philip Glass, Oingo Boingo, Brand X, Faure, Robert Rental, gamelan, Brian Eno, Jethro Tull, mayfairgrin, throbbing gristle, Philip Glass, Suicidal Tendencies, Rage Against The Machine, Built to Spill, Fripp and Eno, Todd Rundgren, Robert Fripp, Deuter, Stereolab, Rush, Camp Bisco V, Anugama, Mystified, Brian Eno, New Order, Lou Harrison, art of noise, Jefferson Starship, Harold Budd, Anne Clark, Brian Eno, J. S. Bach, Brahma, Eno-Byrne, Pere Ubu, Throbbing Gristle, Glass, Philip, Genesis, Eno, Brian, Teges Kanyinan, u2, Schumann, Cream, fIREHOSE, Oregon, Peter Gabriel, Roger Eno, Todd Rundgren, Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Earth, A Beautiful Machine, Winwood, Steve, Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings, Public Image Ltd, Zen Savauge, Primus, Thomas Dolby, Genesis, Larry Tyrrell, Yello, ZZ Top, Throbbing Gristle, Samuel Barber, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Camel, Laurie Anderson, Robert Rich, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Constance Demby, avn, Brian Eno, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Hafíz Kani Karaca, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Return to Forever, Blue Oyster Cult, Prokofiev, Brian Eno, James Gang, Stanley Clarke, Ali Farke Touré, AFx, Henry Cow, Harold Budd, Peru, Material, Emergency Broadcast Network, Fripp & Eno, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Iannis Xenakis, Roger Eno, Peter Gabriel, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Grateful Dead, Curved Air, William Edge, Fred Frith, Balinese, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Soft Machine, Kansas, Brian Eno and Jah Wobble, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Vidna Obmana, Todd Rundgren, Philip Glass, Michael Stearns, Brian Eno, Gamelan Semar Pegulingan, Aerosmith, Megadeth, Rage Against The Machine, Primus, Hildegard von Bingen, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Steve Roach, Mogwai, Peter Tosh, k.m.krebs, Fripp & Eno, Venerable Showers of Beauty, R Carlos Nakai, Pere Ubu, Biosphere, Roger Powell, Deborah Martin, Soft Machine, Golden Earring, Genesis, Veruca Salt, Twinkle Engine, Fishbone, Chris Breemer, Tori Amos, Black Oil Documents, David Hudson, Renaissance, Aerosmith, Jeff Beck, Rush, Philip Glass, Filter, Gamelan, Thomas Dolby, Skinny Puppy, Utopia, Todd Rundgren, The Blasters, Veruca Salt, Peter Gabriel, Nina Gordon, Skinny Puppy, Philip Glass, Native Flute Ensemble, The Orb, The Orb, Simple Minds, Mozart, Eno-Byrne, Throbbing Gristle, Hooverphonic, Pere Ubu, Clint Mansell , King Crimson, Diamanda Galas, William Orbit, Miles Davis Quintet, Guy Reibel, Oregon, Constance Demby, Mekons, Blue Oyster Cult, John Lee Hooker, Tchaikovsky, Anne Dudley, Pavement, David Hudson, Century of Airoplanes, Romeo Void, Nurse With Wound, Steve Reich and Beryl Korot, Talvin Singh, War, Psychic TV, Mickey Hart, karhu, Utopia, Fiktion, Anugama, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Venerable Showers of Beauty, French Frith Kaiser Thompson, K.M.Krebs, Tibetan, Turkish, Rage Against The Machine, Primus, Vidna Obmana, Philip Glass, U2, The B-52’s, Wall of Voodoo, Steve Reich, Pink Floyd, Dead Can Dance, Massive Attack

Here we are again.

Yet another post, just like the last post. Except for the dates, the p23s5, and the listening to…

So, work, home, gamelan-switching up the Threnody, and that damn hairy heart piece. Home, errand for E, dinner, bed, up, to work. Working from home tomorrow, as E is going to Breitenbush for the weekend.

And it’s been quite a weekend, with nothing going to plan. So E gets to Breitenbush, gets sick, and spends the next 2 days in a Salem hospital-bleeding ulcer-H. Pylori, anemia and too many NSAIDS… S went to a neighbors’ for a sleepover Fri., and a classmates’ Sat. Drove down to Salem, out to Breitenbush and back Sat., ran errands Sun., put luggage away, ER Sun. PM.

Back to work today, so tired. I think I have h. pylori too, but subclinical. House is pretty clean, though I didn’t get to clean the bathroom or vacuum. Some clothes need folding, and some need washing. Maybe tonight, though I need to work too. Read HP & the Cursed Child. As usual, JKR puts together a fast read.

Dinner, dishes done, wash done, S to bed, bills half paid, bed. Up, work, home, dinner, bed. Hard to get to sleep. Dishes and folding clothes.  Wash, rinse, repeat. Gamelan tonight-E’s getting pizza for dinner. Gamelan-focused on the show.

Woke up early, rolled around daydreaming, forgot my dream, went back to sleep, no water in the filter, took too long to make coffee, missed the bus, then the bus in front of us hit a car and ran and we had to all get off and take the next one, so late to work…Work, home, dinner, bed. Up, work, home, an explosion in a nearby industrial park. Early to bed, up, dishes and laundry, shop, dinner, S in pool. Bed, up, church, E to meeting, Sat. market, shop, dinner, haard to get S to bed, tidy, bed. Woke up early, but got back to sleep, to work. Taking kefir and olive oil (and honey) for my H. Pylori.

Page 23, Sentence 5: “James rushes past him, carrying his bag.”, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Listening to:

War, Rage Against The Machine, Mussorgsky, Vidna Obmana, C. Reider, Jethro Tull, Rage Against The Machine, Veruca Salt, Curved Air, Peter Gabriel, Rachmaninoff, Anugama, A Beautiful Machine, Brian Eno & Jon Hassell, Brian Eno, Tool, Baxter, Todd Rundgren, Slayer, Thomas Dolby, karhu, Bob Seger, Stereolab, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Hooverphonic, U2, Gamelan Semar Pegulingan, Harrison, Ligeti, Todd Rundgren, Motörhead, Brian Eno, The Orb, The Art Of Noise, Roger Powell, Jean Michel Jarre, alastair galbraith, Brian Eno, Bleep, Prokofiev, Anugama, Psychic TV, Duran Duran, The Black Iris Militia, Throbbing Gristle, Funkadelic, Gaden Shartse Monastery, Todd Rundgren, The Residents, Brian Eno – David Byrne, spoonPhase, mayfairgrin, Tibetan Monks, David Bowie, Public Image Ltd, David Sylvian, Tori Amos, The Future Sound Of London, Filastine, Beck, Bach, Peter Gabriel, Robert Rental, Edoardo Romani Capello, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Max Romeo, Deep Purple, Oregon, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Mystified, Kansas, return to forever, Shostakovich, Material, steve roach, The Residents, Henry Wolff, Nancy Hennings, Todd Rundgren, Kansas, Fred Frith, Tuu, The Pretenders, David Arkenstone, Bach, Winwood, Steve, Earth, Todd Rundgren, Laurie Anderson, Harold Budd, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Mekons, Orbital, French Frith Kaiser Thompson, Gentle Giant, Brian Eno – David Byrne, William Edge, Todd Rundgren, Weird Fields, Bill Bruford, Steve Roach, David Hudson & Sarah Hopkins, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Rush, Poe, Tangerine Dream, Jefferson Airplane, Blue Man Group, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Tool, Gamelan Semar Pegulingan, Michael Stearns, The Clash, Deben Bhattacharya, Grace Jones, Throbbing Gristle, The Blasters, Al Di Meola, Australian Aborigines, Bee Thousand, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Steve Roach, Allan Holdsworth, Helmet, Tori Amos, Material, Claypool Lennon Delirium, K.M.Krebs, Dissidenten, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Ambrosia, Journey, Skinny Puppy, Brian Eno, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Brian Eno, A Beautiful Machine, Utopia, The Humans, Gamelan?, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Aerosmith, Todd Rundgren, Utopia, Jean-Luc Ponty, david byrne, Starcastle, Jean Michel Jarre, Loreena McKennitt, Gyudmed Tantric Monastery, Tchaikovsky , R Carlos Nakai, Rage Against The Machine, Anne Clark, Yo La Tengo, Sneaker Pimps, Philip Glass, Renaldo and the Loaf, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Loren Nerell, Mozart, Jenny Bird, Hawkwind, The Orb, Steven Halpern, Veruca Salt, Hooverphonic, Sunn O))), ZZ Top, Brian Eno, Romeo Void, Brand X, Philip Glass, The Who, Peter Gabriel, Primus, The Orb, Steve Reich, Material, Jeffrey Fayman & Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Venerable Showers of Beauty, The Band, Built to Spill, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Miles Davis Quintet, Afro Celt Sound System, Brian Parnham (with Steve Roach), Anoushka Shankar, Turkish, Deva Premal, Henry Wolff/Nancy Hennings, Yo La Tengo, Eno, Brian & David Byrne, Pink Floyd, u2, Fripp & Eno, Cult, Cheb I Sabbah, The Laziest Men on Mars, Tori Amos, Tchaikovsky , Yellow Magic Orchestra, China, Frank Zappa, Veruca Salt, Coyote Oldman, Japan, Philip Glass, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Kraton Yogyakarta, David Hudson with Steve Roach, Underworld, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Philip Glass, Veruca Salt, Sigur Rós, Sly & Robbie, Pink Floyd, Philip Glass, Blue Oyster Cult, Frank Zappa, Earth, Tchaikovsky , John Zorn, Debussy, Brian Eno, Ah Nee Mah, art bears , Jimi Hendrix, Harold Budd and Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, art bears, Orbital, Eno-Byrne, Rage Against The Machine, Carlos Santos, Tool

3rd time’s a charm?

Well, this is iteration #3 of starting this entry-first one was out of memory, 2nd was a phish panic-I changed all my passwords for google.

Back from wedding travel, still feel odd. Reading The Psychedelic Experience, prompted by a conversation at the wedding. Really a very nice modern interpretation of the Bardo Thodol. I want to start making music, but no time-work, housecleaning, time with wife, etc., just eats it all up. No matter-I have all the right gear, so the time will arrive.

I don’t even want to think about politics. Sis made a blanket “no politics” at the wedding-we sort of ignored that, as we’re all fairly open-minded and liberal, at least us and the youngsters…We really did have some nice conversations-Sis’ older kids are old enough-same with the step-kids-had a nice convo about “420” beer.

The Recap: work, home, tidy, dinner, S tossed a fit because no Harry Potter, bed, up early-ish, train on tracks, so late in, trying to untangle a problem, didn’t. Gamelan-getting better at the busy complicated ugly piece, pretty much there on the Threnody. (this was us from the 30th Anniversary show) We got it on the NPR website too.

Home, dinner, bed, up and to work. Home, C’s birthday, lasagna for dinner and a gift card. Up, to work, home, lazy. Up Sat., shop, home, lazy. Church Sun., cleaning-the house is mostly clean, luggage and recyclying to go. S is being a brat. Bed, to work. Pretty repetetetitive. Home-pool time, dinner, S to bed, bed, up, to work. Whoopee.

Just got roped into a side project-no $$$, but good for the karma.

Home, dinner, reading, S to bed, tidy, bed, up, to work. FBI director got fired. People are saying it’s Nixonesque, but it’s actually less so, as firing an independent prosecutor is further down the gonna be impeached line than the FBI director is. Only time will tell.

Page 23, Sentence 5: “We are all one!”, The Psychedelic Experience

Listening to:

Vangelis, Deuter, Dissidenten, Roger Powell, Brian Eno, Pink Floyd, Utopia, Brian Eno, Mickey Hart, The English Beat, Stereolab, Sly & Robbie, Pere Ubu, Loren Nerell, Amadou Diagne, alastair galbraith, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Mozart, Mekons, David Sylvian, Wall of Voodoo, Curved Air, Veruca Salt, X, A Perfect Circle, Lili De La Mora, Todd Rundgren, Brian Eno, Morphine, Sun Ra, Steven Halpern, Led Zeppelin, Beastie Boys, White Zombie, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Fripp & Eno, Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, U2, Duran Duran, Tom Tom Club, Primus, Todd Rundgren, A Beautiful Machine, UK, Peter Tosh, Brian Eno, Tibetan Monks, Karawitan, Constance Demby, Harold Budd, The Orb, Lou Reed , Philip Glass, Jeff Harrington, Primus, Eric Cook, Latin Playboys, Supadupa Marimba Bros, karhu, The Black Iris Militia, King Crimson, The Orb, The Pretenders, Puccini, Robert Fripp, Veruca Salt, The Humans, The Alan Parsons Project, Earth, Thomas Dolby, The Polyphonic Spree, Anne Clark, Psychic TV, Dante Bucci, James Gang, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Helmet, Megadeth, Sneaker Pimps, C. Reider, throbbing gristle, The Flaming Lips, Gabriel, Peter, Lou Harrison, Tchaikovsky, mayfairgrin, Robert Rental, Carlos Santos, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Mozart, Rush, The Orb, X, Prokofiev, Brian Eno, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Pere Ubu, Primus, Brian Eno – David Byrne, R. Carlos Nakai, Skinny Puppy, Journey, Dead Can Dance, Kodály Quartet, Peter Gabriel, Mike Sebastian & Daniel Barbiero, Hawkwind, Anne Clark, Peter Gabriel, Eno, Brian, Tchaikovsky, Stereolab, Filter, Philip Glass, Venerable Showers of Beauty, BFY, Venerable Showers of Beauty, They Might Be Giants, Abdullah Ibrahim, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Tangerine Dream, Rush, Anne Dudley, Adam Trainer, Anne Dudley, attack attack attack, Public Image Ltd, Henry Cow, Robert Rich, Arif Lohar & Meesha Shafi, Vangelis, Melt-Banana, Jane’s Addiction, Curved Air, Fishbone, Radiohead, Soft Cell, Grateful Dead, Bill Bruford, Anugama, George Clinton, Todd Rundgren, Skinny Puppy, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Yo La Tengo, Fiona Apple, Gultskra Artikler, Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, c.krumov, Steve Hackett, Neu!, attack attack attack, Kodàly and Janàcek, Jenny Bird, Peter Gabriel, Venerable Showers of Beauty, The Future Sound of London, The Clash, Tool, Sneaker Pimps, Led Zeppelin, Funkadelic, Black Sabbath, Gentle Giant, Brian Eno, Shostakovich, Jonn Serrie, The Smashing Pumpkins, Andy Summers & Robert Fripp, Jethro Tull, Peter Gabriel, Bill Bruford, Byron Metcalf, The Orb, Philip Glass, Grand Mixer D.ST., Blue Oyster Cult, Babe The Blue Ox, Yo La Tengo, Djinnestan, Public Image Ltd, Philip Glass, Cult, Eno & Byrne, Madrugada 8, Smashing Pumpkins, The Waitresses, Cult, Terry Riley, King Crimson, De Facto, Anoushka Shankar & Karsh kale, Mickey Hart, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Pere Ubu, Veruca Salt, Robert Fripp, Larry Tyrrell, David Sylvian, No Doubt

An exciting life? Really? Maybe a little.

Yeah, the title is still appropriate, because my life isn’t really exciting…you can be the judge of that.

The recap: home, tried to tidy a little, S to bed late, not happy. Missed the bus again, got picked up on the eastside, shop, dinner, bed. Gamelan, home, same ‘ol, bad traffic, S on Spring break, drama with C, missed a thing, E drove me to gamelan, show, getting sick.

And it’s a week later. I got the flu and spent the week in bed. I got some work done, but mostly sufferation-high temp, very sensitive skin, not a lot a sleep, upset stomach. Just no fun at all. Got better Thurs, day off Fri, lazy weekend-church, Sat. Market-Salem enjoyed Supadupa Marimba Bros-the music is so happy, and the leader works at Lewis & Clark-he played during the show last week. Didn’t sleep much-up and now at work. The week flew by, sort of-I was still a bit out-of-sorts, gamelan Weds, just not up for it, pretty day Fri., clean Sat.-house is in pretty good shape for the trip. Church Sun, lunch, haircut, dinner, bed. Up early-trying to get in extra hours before the trip. Work, home, dinner, S to bed, bed, up early again. I’m not sleeping very well because of the early rising. Work, home, packing, S to bed, more packing, bed, up. Wearing nice clothes for the travel. Panic about time entry.

OK, it’s Sunday night and we’re at the Omni downtown-the weekend has been frantic and occasionally stressful. I dislike traveling. To summarize: Thursday-work, Max to airport-met family just as they arrived, flight to SFO, then redeye to Atlanta, car, breakfast in Decatur, World of Coke, lunch at Johnny Rockets, drive, very tired, downpour, nice suite, get food, hang out at Sis’, bed. Friday: lazy, E & S to spa, zipline with boys & nephews, pick up E & S, big dinner, bed. Saturday: lazy, shop, wedding, reception, pack, bed. Sunday: breakfast at Sis’, drive, bigfoot museum, more drive, cnn hotel, get a nice suitcase for cheap at a Goodwill in the ‘hood, dinner, big ferris wheel w/S, bed. Up Monday, Waffle House, King Center, Carter Center, airport, flights, Taco Bell for dinner, bed.

Tuesday, and I’m back to the regular grind. C actually made it to school, M got his work done.

Page 23, Sentence 5: “He said nothing.”, Valis

Listening to:

War, Steve Reich, Gyudmed Tantric Monastery, Disturbed, Genesis, Grateful Dead, Al Di Meola, Alien Lanes, Soft Machine, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Eric Cook, Brian Eno, Justin Vanderberg, Laurie Anderson, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Weezer, X, Gong Pinda Gianyar, Pere Ubu, Peter Gabriel, The Future Sound Of London, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Kaminari Synthesis, Hawkwind, Loop, Holger Czukay, Brian Eno, Veruca Salt, Michael Stearns, Tchaikovsky, Psychic TV, Jefferson Starship, karhu, Life Toward Twilight, Todd Rundgren, Wall of Voodoo, Who, Massive Attack, Dead Can Dance, Constance Demby, John Darnall, alastair galbraith, Todd Rundgren, Silverchair, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Material, Underworld, Barclay James Harvest, Gamelan Mitra Kusuma, Century of Aeroplanes, King Crimson, Vidna Obmana, Aphex Twin, Bee Thousand, Biosphere, Iannis Xenakis, Steely Dan, Todd Rundgren, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Constance Demby, Philip Glass, Eno-Byrne, Avatar, Harold Budd, Brian Eno, chen zimbalista/oron schwartz, Rage Against The Machine, Genesis, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Rush, Primus, Sneaker Pimps, Hole, Peter Gabriel, Gamelan Music, Jethro Tull, Touch 33, Watazumi Doso, Stereolab, Rush, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Anugama, Grand Mixer D.ST., Anne Clark, Gamelan music, Rage Against The Machine, Tchaikovsky, Cream, Loren Nerell, Material, Mussorgsky, Anne Dudley and Jaz Coleman, Pere Ubu, Slayer, Gamelan music, Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Rossington Collins, The Orb, Grateful Dead, Simple Minds, Philip Glass, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Brian Eno, Mahavishnu Orchestra, art bears, The Alan Parsons Project, Tchaikovsky, Thomas Dolby, Archive, Jimi Hendrix, Shostakovich, They Might Be Giants, The Band, Miles Davis Quintet], bill bruford, Rage Against The Machine, Art Of Noise, ZZ Top, Material, The Waitresses, Gamelan Music, Lou Harrison, The Residents, Bob Marley & The Wailers, King Crimson, The Humans, Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Harold Budd, Aashid Himons, Terry Riley, Australian Aborigines, Anne Clark, Yes, The Clash, Anahata, Grateful Dead, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Hildegard von Bingen, Batch Gueye Band, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Allan Holdsworth, Sigur Rós, Mike Oldfield, Kittie, Jenny Bird, Samuel Barber, Aerosmith, Jeff Beck, Starcastle, The Residents, Michael Stearns, J. S. Bach, Sly & Robbie, Brian Eno, Jean Michel Jarre, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Gyuto Tantric University, Ah Nee Mah, Robert Fripp and Brian Eno, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Anne Dudley, Tom Waits, Kodàly and Janàcek, Pearl Jam, Deuter, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Veruca Salt, Tool, Yo La Tengo, Romeo Void, Frank Zappa, Aphex Twin, Time Zone, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gamelan Music, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Mogwai, Heart, Orbital, A Beautiful Machine, The Orb, Japan, Morphine, Todd Rundgren, Max Romeo, Ravi Shankar, Black Sabbath, Balinese Gamelan, Les Musiciens du Nil, David Byrne, Arcticology, Thomas Dolby, David Bowie, steve roach, Steve Reich, The Future Sound Of London, Melvins, Vanity 6, Audioslave, William Orbit, Veruca Salt, C. Reider, Glass, Philip, Babe The Blue Ox, The Aphex Twin, Beethoven, Angus Carlyle, Peter Tosh, Shubert

What’s next-no idea what’s coming.

Presidential politics is in disarray-I have no idea how this will play out. We are in “post-truth”, and no one believes or even listens to the other side. This is a recipe for fractured disarray, and that’s what’s happening. Strong stuff is being written, but I don’t think it will matter. The people pulling the levers of state aren’t really interested in us. See “This Factory Was a Field” by Attack Attack Attack.

The recap: Hanging out at the Swedish center waiting for brunch-my heritage. Pretty cool place. S has a theatre thing, so we dropped her off. Worked on UI design yesterday, no cleaning. Powell’s, play, home, dinner, S to bed. Mon., Tue., upset stomach. UI coding. Weds., stomach better, forgot my coffee AGAIN. Pizza for lunch. Gamelan, taking on some new Lou Harrison pieces, remembered my coffee. Panic at home because the modem got unplugged. C on a date. Fri., tired. Amigos del Sol for dinner. Sat., work on UI design, ultraviolent movies, S to party and sleepover. Church Sun., C to friends’. Lunch, shop-new phone cases, pick up C, pizza dinner, S to bed, bed, up. C to new school.

Listening to:

Les Musiciens du Nil, Brooklyn Rider, Michael Stearns, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Larry Tyrrell, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pavement, Rush, Steven Halpern, George I. Gurdjieff, Earth, Earth Ear, David Sylvian, Stanley Clarke, Nina Gordon, Fiktion, Talvin Singh, Material, Peter Kater & Carlos Nakai, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Skinny Puppy, Vangelis, ZZ Top, Motörhead, Curved Air, Steve Roach, Donna Summer, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, A Beautiful Machine, Iannis Xenakis, Tool, Peter Gabriel, Annansy Cisse, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Ruby, The Laziest Men on Mars, Latin Playboys, The Allman Brothers Band, Thomas Dolby, Djinnestan, Al Gromer Khan, Loreena McKennitt, The Residents, The Guess Who, Brian Eno, Larajii, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Funkadelic, Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir, Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Dead Can Dance, George Clinton, The Aphex Twin, System Of A Down, The Chemical Brothers, Filastine, Jimi Hendrix, Coyote Oldman, The Residents, Yo La Tengo, Grateful Dead, Ustad Zakir Hussain, The Band, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings, Brian Eno, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Thomas Dolby, Ah Nee Mah, Earth, , Venerable Showers of Beauty, Brian Parnham (with Steve Roach), Fripp & Eno, J. S. Bach, Pavement, Black Sabbath, Fiona Apple, Japan, Laid Back, Ravi Shankar, david byrne, Brian Eno, Blue Man Group, BFY, Grateful Dead, Thin Lizzy, Weezer, Golden Earring, Hardo Budoyo ensemble of Wono Giri, Central Java, Elgar, Edward, Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins, Todd Rundgren, Peter Gabriel, Puccini, Giacomo, karhu, Steve Roach, David Hudson & Sarah Hopkins, Morphine, Winwood, Steve, Anne Dudley, U2, White Zombie, Puccini, The Orb, Max Romeo, Babe The Blue Ox, The Art of Noise, Utopia, Babe The Blue Ox, Brian Eno & Jon Hassell, Meat Beat Manifesto, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vidna Obmana, Watazumi Doso, Glass, Philip, Miles Davis Quintet, Henry Wolff/Nancy Hennings, David Hudson with Steve Roach, Brian Eno, Waits, Tom, Brian Eno – David Byrne, David Sylvian, Deep Purple, Yes, Public Image Ltd, Genesis, Jethro Tull, I-Tal , Camel, Archive, U2, Abdullah Ibrahim, Philip Glass, Gentle Giant, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Yo La Tengo, Genesis, Jean Michel Jarre, Rush, R Carlos Nakai, Neil Young, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Jonn Serrie, Poe, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Kraftwerk, Yes, William Edge, chen zimbalista/oron schwartz, Skinny Puppy, Bach, J.S., Gentle Giant, R. Carlos Nakai, Anonymous 4, Mussorgsky, Fred Frith, Steve Hackett, Kansas, Jenny Bird, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Melvins, Jean Michel Jarre, Yes, Saluki Regicide & Mystified, John Darnall, Veruca Salt, Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Brian Eno, Dead Can Dance, U2, Neu!

Default title (aka, no idea what the title should be)

The ides of March are upon us. Another admin potentate is spiraling. I don’t care-it’s all just a disaster and I’m trying to ignore it for now. I need to get to work.

Timeline: Mon., up, work, trying to fix an issue with IE and PDF display. Home, bed, up, Tue., the same, Weds., got the issue resolved! Pizza for lunch, ran to catch the bus and messed up my ankle, gamelan, shop, home, dinner, bed late. M got his hair cut-he’s been overworked lately, but I think he’s managing-it takes time to get used to a college workload, even if it is junior college…

I’ve been sleeping badly-C opens the door when he goes to bed and wakes me up. Up today, work, home, sleep, up Fri., work, a co-worker’s cat got put down. Home, dinner, tired. Sat., up, laze, clean, out with E, shop, libe, eat, shop, home, make grilled cheese for kids, finish cleaning. With the pod, I should have a listening section again-I should do p23s5 or similar too.

Sun., E to church, church, home, shop. Been watching curling and skiing on TV. Harry Potter marathon too. To bed, up, to work, home, lather, rinse, repeat. Again on Tues., no gamelan Weds.-doing laundry and dishes regularly-hopefully this will continue-it makes weekend cleaning go faster. The iPod is super sweet… Same Thurs., same Fri. Looks like I’m here at work for a while…
Watched indoor cycling Fri., clean, libe, shop, lunch at a yummy Mexican place, home, S to pool party-very hot. Home, dinner, watch the new Samurai Jack, spring ahead, bed, up, to church. Dishes, laundry, put stuff in the outside closet, toss. So tired. S to bed, bed, up, forgot to make coffee until the last second, to work, home, another day…I’m cutting it mighty close to get the bus to work-I have a nice tracker app that shows real-time position.

And another day. Hard to get to sleep last night. Gamelan today. Thursday gone, St. Pats today-I have fond memories of a St. Pats at Miami with a girl named Sue. Quiet weekend-clean, S to theatre camp, lunch at Gaffer’s, pickup, home. Church Sun., shop, Chinese lunch, repacked outside closet. Mon.-hurried out the door. My toes are sparkly green. I have to post this, but I want to download the music list from my pod. The usual week, gamelan, no tidying, the GOP’s healthcare plan failed. E is sore because she overworked.

Page 23, Sentence 5: “That depends on its size: for example, if it were three times the size of the Moon, it would need to be three times as far away to cover the same angle.”, Our Mathematical Universe

Listening to:

Tool, The Residents, Alva Noto, AFx, The Polyphonic Spree, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Loren Nerell, Veruca Salt, Todd Rundgren, Shubert, Robert Rich, Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, The Residents, Hawkwind, The Residents, Dead Can Dance, Brian Eno, Frank Zappa, Eno, Brian, Eno-Byrne, Rush, The B-52’s, David Byrne, X, Utopia, Emil Klotzsch, K.M.Krebs, Schumann, The Aphex Twin, Peter Gabriel, Henry Cow, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Chopin, Material, Pixies, Kraftwerk, X, Constance Demby, Constance Demby, Tori Amos, Public Image Ltd., Filastine, k.m.krebs, Gregorio Szames, Pere Ubu, David Arkenstone, Thomas Dolby, Eno-Byrne, Japan, Cream, Sneaker Pimps, Mogwai, Material, Fishbone, Depeche Mode, Material, Gaden Shartse Monastery, Sonic Youth, Schubert, R.E.M., Philip Glass, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Jonathon Storm, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Renaldo and the Loaf, Greg Baumont, Jethro Tull, Blur, Century of Airoplanes, Tchaikovsky, Jeffrey Fayman & Robert Fripp, Xpando, Heart, Alemayehu Eshete, Tori Amos, Jimi Hendrix, Todd Rundgren, Sigur Rós, Mike Oldfield, Sly & Robbie, Gultskra Artikler, R Carlos Nakai, Primus, The Future Sound of London, Gentle Giant, Tori Amos, Steve Reich, Lou Harrison, Jethro Tull, Bee Thousand, Beastie Boys, Coyote Oldman, Johannes Brahms, Edoardo Romani Capello, Al Di Meola, Puccini, Giacomo, Peter Gabriel, Angus Carlyle, Kagyupa Monks, Anja Lechner, Francois Couturier, E. Cook, Sekaa Gong Bina Remaja Ubud, Baxter, The Future Sound Of London, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Constance Demby, Dead Can Dance, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Philip Glass, Brian Eno, Rush, chen zimbalista/oron schwartz, AC/DC, Brian Eno, Kansas, Max Romeo, Jean Michel Jarre, Allan Holdsworth, Yes, Mozart, Peter Gabriel, Weird Fields, Todd Rundgren, Brian Eno, Camel, Public Image Ltd, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Gamelan, Deftones, Slayer, Nine Inch Nails, Gentle Giant, KMFDM, Jeff Beck, Tori Amos, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Glass, Philip, Thomas Dolby, Material, Turkey, Throbbing Gristle, Hooverphonic, Todd Rundgren, Claypool Lennon Delirium, The Orb, ZZ Top, Philip Glass, A Beautiful Machine, Rage Against The Machine, Ravi Shankar, Robert Fripp, Nurse With Wound, C. Reider, Thomas Dolby, Anoushka Shankar & Karsh kale, Thomas Dolby, Constance Demby, Philip Glass, Todd Rundgren, Romeo Void, Hawkwind, Byron Metcalf featuring Steve, Gamelan, No Doubt, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mussorgsky, Kronos Quartet, Michael Shrieve & Steve Roach, Jon Porras, Skinny Puppy, Jefferson Starship, 311, Lou Harrison, Primus, Philip Glass, Molly Hatchet, Black Uhuru, Barclay James Harvest, Primus, Robert Fripp, Gamelan, Disturbed, Veruca Salt, Jefferson Starship, Pink Floyd, Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings, King Crimson, Bow Wow Wow, Robert Rich & Steve Roach, Eno-Byrne, Steve Reich, Steve Roach, Bach, J.S., David Bowie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jonn Serrie, Rush, Balinese Gamelan, Todd Rundgren, Anugama, Brian Eno & Jon Hassell, Veruca Salt, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Village of Ketewel, Brian Eno, david byrne, Brian Eno, Eccentrum, Veruca Salt, Tom Waits, Fred Frith, Yes, Faure, U2, Gamelan Orchestra of the Yogyakarta Royal Palace, North Indian, Joseph Kingma, Philip Glass, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Touch 33, Eno, Brian, Abdullah Ibrahim, Native Flute Ensemble, Terry Riley, The Who, Blue Oyster Cult, Jenny Bird, Jeff Greinke, New Order, Stereolab, Robert Rich, Brahms, Skinny Puppy, Brian Eno, Stereolab, Aphex Twin, Hole, Tuu, Andy Summers & Robert Fripp, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Philip Glass, Yello, Primus, Earth, Stereolab, Akashic Crow’s Nest, The Band, fIREHOSE, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Tom Waits, Material, Kansas, Skinny Puppy, Philip Glass, Bob Seger, Stanley Clarke, The Chemical Brothers, Pavement, Brian Eno, Larajii, Genesis, Grace Jones, Larry Tyrrell, Cult, Laurie Anderson, Eno & Byrne, Deva Premal, Philip Glass, Peter Tosh, Jean Michel Jarre, Harold Budd & Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Earth, Fiktion, KMFDM, Pink Floyd, karhu, Steve Roach, Brian Eno, Todd Rundgren, Pink Floyd, Gamelan, Fripp & Eno, Anne Dudley, Stereolab, Throbbing Gristle, Bleep, Deborah Martin, Winwood, Steve, Japan, C.P. McDill, A Beautiful Machine, Curved Air, Loren Nerell, Anne Dudley and Jaz Coleman, The Residents, Ambrosia, Sunn O))), Rush, Wall of Voodoo, David Sylvian, Djinnestan, Anahata, Alexei Borisov, Peter Kater & Carlos Nakai, ZZ Top, Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, Steve Roach, David Hudson & Sarah Hopkins, The Blasters, Grateful Dead, Biosphere, Yo La Tengo, Philip Glass, art bears, U2, Thomas Dolby, Arcticology, Psychic TV, Rusty Crutcher, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Underworld, Robert Rental, Material, Anugama, Zen Savauge, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Anne Clark, Dead Can Dance, The Humans, Harold Budd, Hardo Budoyo ensemble of Wono Giri, Central Java, art bears, return to forever, James Gang, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Philip Glass, Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins, Renaldo & The Loaf, Darshan Ambient, Sigur Rós, Audioslave, Robert Rental & Thomas Leer, Allan Holdsworth, Donnie Iris, Throbbing Gristle, Neutral Milk Hotel, Genesis, The Residents, Gong, Thomas Dolby, Fiona Apple, Utopia, The Melevi Ensemble, Shri Anandi Ma & Shri Dileepji Pathak, Allan Holdsworth, David Sylvian, Rush, Brian Eno, Jean Michel Jarre, Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel, BFY, Yes, Robert Fripp, Anthrax, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Aerosmith, Renaissance, Brian Eno, The Alan Parsons Project, The Residents, Primus, Orbital, Skinny Puppy, Loren Nerell, Ah Nee Mah, The Aphex Twin, Soft Cell, Brahms, Gentle Giant, Japan, Eno-Byrne, New Bohemians, The Pura Paku Alaman Yogyakarta, Hawkwind, Anoushka Shankar, Veruca Salt, Harold Budd, Adam And The Ants, Skinny Puppy, The Crystal Method, Throbbing Gristle, Smashing Pumpkins, Rachmaninov, Collection, Bill Bruford, Led Zeppelin, Pere Ubu, Duran Duran, bartok, Robin Trower, Robert Fripp, King Crimson, Bill Bruford, Harold Budd & Brian Eno, The Guess Who, Alastair Galbraith, Philip Glass, Tool, Todd Rundgren, Brian Eno & Jon Hassell, ZZ Top, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jethro Tull, New Bohemians, Brian Eno and Jah Wobble, Utopia, Yes, Allan Holdsworth, Rage Against The Machine, Gamelan, Nirvana, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Suicidal Tendencies, Peter Gabriel, Jane’s Addiction, Brian Eno, French Frith Kaiser Thompson, Brian Eno, Afrika Bambaataa, Debussy, Aaron Lewis, Eno, Brian, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, STSI Denpasar – NIA in Bali, Al Di Meola, Peter Gabriel, Hildegard von Bingen, Venerable Showers of Beauty, return to forever, War, Hooverphonic, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Philip Glass, Kansas, A Beautiful Machine, ZZ Top, Tuu, Time Zone, Tchaikovsky, Tuu, Curved Air, Jefferson Starship, John Coltrane, Elgar, Edward, Ministry, Silverchair, Jethro Tull, Slayer, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Anne Dudley, Henry Cow, Steve Roach, King Crimson, Jeff Beck, Brian Eno, Salt, George Harrison, Celer, Al Hahla Al ‘Ali, Steve Reich, Brian Eno, Tchaikovsky, David Bowie, Anne Clark, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Thomas Dolby, Oregon, I-Tal, Fripp and Eno, art bears, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Genesis, George Clinton, Material, Philip Glass, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Frank Zappa, Fred Frith, Rage Against The Machine, Jethro Tull, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Allan Holdsworth, Vidna Obmana, Lou Harrison, U2, George Clinton, Veruca Salt, Loop, Throbbing Gristle, Archive, Puccini, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Jimi Hendrix, Genesis, Aphex Twin, Starcastle, Yo La Tengo, Funkadelic, Todd Rundgren, Hole, Jefferson Airplane, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Watazumi Doso, Glass, Philip, Gyudmed Tantric Monastery, Michael Stearns, spoonPhase, Grateful Dead, White Zombie, Gamelan Mitra Kusuma, Akashic Crow’s Nest, alastair galbraith, Brian Eno, Kittie, Smashing Pumpkins, Wishcollapse, The Orb, Pere Ubu, Fripp & Eno, The Orb, Harold Budd, Lagrima, Veruca Salt, Melvins, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Jean Michel Jarre, K.M.Krebs, Kohachiro Miyata, Primus, Vidna Obmana, Ruby, Todd Rundgren, Pavement, The Smashing Pumpkins

So, what’s next?

I have no idea. Flynn resigned, and the admin is bonkers-leaks abound, and people talking off the record, and just dumb decisions by inexperienced people. And the Labor Secretary nominee is gone. A classic case of I told you so…And a dam in NoCal is suffering from erosion-at least it’s the spillways and not the dam proper-they got everyone out just in case. Another sign of oh, it’s OK, don’t worry about it syndrome. Deferred infrastructure maintenance is killing us. And the guy tapped to replace Flynn turned it down-there’s some brains for ‘ya…

Nothing much new, going to my sister’s wedding in Atlanta at the end of April. Work Mon., Tues., Valentine’s-S got a huge unicorn, slept with it, to bed. Panic attack on the bus this morning-it was crowded and hot. I wasn’t sitting all the way in the back, where there’s usually a little more room. I took off my jacket and took a bunch of deep breaths and was OK. Left early, but the bus was late to home, so I was 10 mins late for S’s 3rd grade play. They all did great. C is failing almost all his classes. Dropped off S & E, gamelan, home, dinner, bed. Tired this morning. On a rush. Home, dinner, S to bed, bed. Let’s see, how many times have I written that???

Friday, the same. Talked to mom, she’s going to pay for the boys to come to the wedding! To bed earlyish, for a Friday night. Up, take E to a meeting, home, clean. Listening to CLD on YouTube on the TV. Pick up E, shop, home. Sun., to church, no E or S, home, Whole Bowl, shop, dinner. S to bed late. Up, to work-no people on the buses because of Pres. Day. Tue., same ‘ol, E got tickets to Atlanta. Weds., work, gamelan, home, C went to bed at 4am-aargh! Thurs., work, E, M, S came and got me-S wanted to see the office, spendy dinner at a bar, home.

Fri., the usual, home a bit early, lazy-didn’t want to clean. Slept in a bit Sat., went with E to Red, White & Blue-got an iPod nano 3g for $15! The play button sticks a bit. Fry’s-got the plug, stuff for E. Ate lunch at Sonic, drove to Woodburn to the outlet mall. Hassle parking, both in and out. Walked around, got a Pendleton blanket, E got shoes. Home, loaded up the iPod-took until 3:30. Sun., no church, cleaning. Got everything done, E got a tattoo. Dinner, made our bed, sleep.

Going, going,

…and we’re gone. Kaput. Stick a fork in us, as a democracy, we’re now flawed. What’s next? And how long will it take?

So, Mon., work, home, bed, Tues., work, home, bed. Keeping things clean. Weds., work, E picked me up late, home, quick dinner, gamelan, shop, home, bed. Thurs., the same.

I’ve been listening to The Lennon Claypool Delirium a lot lately. It’s super good. Check out the multitude of live sets up on youTube. Is psychedelic music coming back? I think so. Time to hop on that bandwagon-I have the gear now. Lotsa fuzzy guitars, feedback and analog synth-right up my alley.

Missed the bus, Thurs. PM, which has a nasty cascade effect-had to wait a half-hour for the last bus in the chain, at least the libe was open. Dinner, S to bed, bed. Icy today, school was closed. I was able to get to work no problem, though it was an ice rink by my house and at the train stop.

Sat., up, quiet, E went shopping, I cleaned-scrubbed the kitchen floor and cabinets. Very rainy. Watching Harry Potter on freeform. Sun., church, E isn’t feeling well, shop-new chains and food. Thought about a thing, didn’t. More HP. Had to go and get M dinner. Supposed to snow overnight, didn’t.

Mon., work, E went to Dr’s, then to the ER, then to the hospital proper with pancreatitis. We saw Linda R there too. So, work from home Tues and Weds., work, ferry kids, clean the kitchen and do laundry. Visited E with S, shop. Weds., the same, E home, gamelan. Thurs., again the same, M to Dr’s, shop for lasagna, prep, cook-it was delicious. E had a bite, and she shouldn’t’ve. S to bed, clean up, bed. Back to work Fri., cancel a tubing outing tomorrow.

Sat., quiet morning, school folks pizza party, shop, home, lazy, bed. Sun., skipped church, cleaning, S to bed, update storage unit, add CLD to phone, to bed late, up early-no fun there…

The new year, just so much fun.

I’m feeling better, now, but E and S still have it, E more. This is the norm. S got better, E worse. It’s been quite a week-Tues night was a 10 year snowstorm, and Portland shuts down after that. I got home easy, and took my laptop. Nothing opened Weds and Thurs. M and I went to the store Thurs. afternoon, but that’s it. S played outside Weds., I worked, and today I’m at work. It wasn’t bad getting in-cold toes, though. Hardly anyone here, back home, dinner, bed. Up Sat., cleaning, but very tired, didn’t do much at all. Went out to get food and that was it. Same Sun., but I got more cleaning done-full bathroom, laundry, dishes. S to bed late, to bed. Hard to get up, but pretty easy in. It’s supposed to thaw tomorrow. There was supposed to be an ice storm, and it wasn’t. E fell down and we spent the afternoon in the ER-she had a concussion, but it took too long so we came home. Dinner, S to bed, bed. Woke up to the sound to water hitting the metal cover outside our window-kept me up for a long time.

Work was fine, the usual getting home-things are thawing out. E is still not well-she went to the Dr’s and got a shot. Dinner, S to bed late. C is struggling. Skipped gamelan to help out E. Up, to work, work, home, dinner, S to bed, bed-staying home Fri. to miss the protests on the way home.  Up, took S & C to school, work, laundry.

I’ve been dwelling on climbing Mount Everest and the ’96 disaster, and subsequent deaths-read both books. I don’t remember it when it happened, but it’s fascinating. It just seems insane to me, but I can see the allure as well.

Protests were as expected, took E and S to the train so they could march, libe, drive around Sellwood, gave up, home, emptied car, pick up E and S downtown, shop, home, get dinner, dinner, S to bed, bed. Up, skipped church, E meeting, watched skiing, cricket on now. Dinner, S to bed, bed, up, work, home, same ‘ol. C went to bed at 4. Work, meeting, home late, S to bed, dinner, bed, up. I love being able to write this on the bus.

Work, E picked me up, dinner, gamelan, home, bed, up, to work. And now it’s Monday-Thurs. and Fri. were pretty much the same-C looked at another school, but I think he’ll stay because one of the teachers really likes him. Watched the first 2 “Langdon” movies, Sat., cleaned, the latest Langdon movie, church Sun., E meeting, shop, dinner, same ‘ol.

Lots of protests over immigration ban, and a stay-we’ll see how this plays out. Some are speculating this is a prelude to martial law.

Will 2017 be better?

I have no idea. Celebrities will continue to die, politics will continue to be a shitshow. What could make it worse? Life will likely go on as usual.

I have this week off-I need the money, but that’s the way of Daimler. The house is pretty clean, but there are a few things I still need to do. And I didn’t-shopped with E, failed to get reservations at Timberline, S to bed late. So, no skiing today-likely Sunday. At least the house is cleaner.

Thurs., quiet, get C a new phone, shop, home. Ski Sunday-it’s going to snow Saturday night. Big fun there. Wedding drama is over-we’re not going.

So, went to bed @ 10:30, didn’t fall asleep until late, up at 6:15, left at 7:15 fully equipped. Got into the snow, put the chains on, super loose and failed very quickly. Luckily we were able to get on a bus and got up only a little late-S got into class, M didn’t, so I spent the morning teaching him-he picked it up right quick. Got S, ate, spent the afternoon teaching S and M went off on his own and promptly got into the weeds. I put S in kids, rushed over, didn’t find him, back up, got S, M turned up. Returned everything, waited for the bus for 2 hours, stuck, then bad traffic, got the car, drove through a blizzard but the roads were fine, picked up E and C, home, S to bed. Whew! Good skiing, the rest, a big mix of good and bad…I wish it had worked out more smoothly-I didn’t get much skiing in .

Monday-lazy, went to Oaks Park and skated in the afternoon-some expert told me what to do-I told him I had been skating since I was 9-I don’t need his help. Home, bed, up and working at home Tues.-E and S to Great Wolf Lodge-S has a temp, but she seems OK-and she had a great time. And of course, then I got the same temp. Bad all through Tues and Weds., back to work Thurs., still sick. Home, lazy, sleep, same on Fri., ice storm and snow Sat. & Sun.-still not 100% and didn’t do much around the house-just sat in bed clothes.

Up Monday-school is closed, but Clackamas CC is open, so M has to go to classes (the prof canceled).