Monday, January 23, 2012


I didn't realize when I attended seminary it was about 50 years old. Last night I attended the 100-year anniversary celebration broadcast. In seminary as a new convert I learned what the Standard Works are. I learned most of the leadership at my high school were Latter-day Saints. I got myself up and got rides to seminary and studied in the library until class time back at school. Big Girls Don't Cry is memorable from those days in the early 60s. Good times.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Early Morning Sunrise and a Waning Crescent Moon

How can there be a sunrise at 6:30 a.m. when the sky is dark? It lasted forever too, all across the southeastern horizon, punctuated by a lovely crescent moon. Leaving home in the dark and cold is not fun but seeing this beauty I would not have seen is amazing. I kept looking at the vibrant red sky and dark clouds as I waited for my train and was seated. Good morning indeed.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Shout-out

I'd like to give a shout-out to two extraordinary venues of dance and performing artists. I first saw Benise, The Spanish Guitar on PBS. It's amazing.

The other is THEPIANOGUYS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR94NDIfGmA&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=SP4C41A5A90C7B0C10

If I had to pick a favorite of The Piano Guys I'd be in trouble. However, I do like what they do with Star Wars.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

NYE Singles Dance After 30 Years

Some time in 1982, the year I married again, I went to my last singles dance. I had met Michael at a Halloween dance in Pacifica and got to know him better at the New Year's dance on the peninsula. That changed Saturday night by dressing up for the dance in Danville. The cultural hall was decorated beautifully, no expense spared, the music was good, lights were low, a few people were at tables. I recognized someone and we hugged. It's all about attitude. I had already made up my mind to have a good time and dance, so there I was dancing, just me and the balloons. Soon couples came out, more and more people arrived including some professional dancers and some seriously cute babes, and the night was underway. Many women complimented me on my dancing and tried to follow me on line dancing. It's fun when everyone on the floor is dancing new line steps. So if anyone wanted to dance with me they had to find me on the floor. There are circle groups when there are too many women and I'd get in the middle and dance. The varied food was delicious and people were happy and friendly. But who to kiss at midnight when the huge bag of balloons dropped and Auld Lang Syne played? Someone I had just met hugged me, then another. And I hugged others I knew and had danced with or we shook hands. It was a wonderful evening of dancing almost four hours and going home with sore feet. Happy New Year.

New Year's Annual Tradition

I love to watch the Rose Parade and eat the banana bread the Greenes make each and every year. Noteworthy is the long-standing tradition of not having the parade on Sunday when horses waiting at churches would be frightened. I love that. Then we've always enjoyed a hike. So this year with the parade on Monday I waited for Adam and JJ plus three kidlets to hike off Regency Drive in Clayton for an hour. It was a lovely time together and a good start for 2012.