How to tell a story

How to tell a story

Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Olive bread

Looking good!

Unusual day

First, no class because so many of my students went to a protest rally. And opening day for the Mariners ... wore my M' s cap! And listened to them win on my app.

Pick up H's art tomorrow, end of show at cafe. Rare social visit Sat., a writer friend now 91.

Exercise for today moved to Tuesday.

Screenwriters/Playwrights Page

Screenwriters/Playwrights Page: ... here is what my pioneering website looked like in the 1990s. Please note that none of these links work now. A little bit of internet history here.

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History of Internet

I started using the internet when less than 10% were using it and started my website for screenwriters and playwrights far ahead of the curve. Was exciting in those days.

Worth repeating

The Dalai Lama on Hollywood: "It hurts my eyes and is a waste of time."

The light, the light!

Definitely see light at the end of the tunnel for this term and, for that matter, for next and my teaching career. Makes me feel a tad giddy. Be nice if I giggled all through my last term.

Otherwise, chores to do. Onward.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

At Bat app rocks!

So many spring games to choose from! Picked a legend ... Vince Scilly calling the Dodgers game. Love baseball on radio.

Quotation of the day

The Dalai Lama on Hollywood: "It hurts my eyes and is a waste of time."

Say what?

Found this on net ... Whoopee! Mas não há ninguém à minha volta para celebrar comigo. Charles Deemer.

Convenience food

H picked this up after tasting a sample - and man, it is good! Just 70 sec in the microwave. Talk about an easy lunch.

Frontline on the Vatican

Another powerful Frontline investigative report, this on Vatican corruption and the desire of Pope Francis to take it head on and clean it up. I am reminded of another powerful man who wanted to clean house: JFK in his last year. We know where the effort got him.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

March 16

Big Dance selection. March madness begins!

Russian irony

Watching Olympics closing ceremony ... celebrating writers who were imprisoned and exiled in their lifetimes ... by a regime that jails and beats up Pussy Riot. Right.

Home sweet home

Damn, I'm glad to be home. Hoping I can listen to baseball tomorrow ... Not sure which games will be available.

Major chores for the weekend.

Apocalypses Everywhere: Hope in the Era of Gloom and Doom | Common Dreams

Apocalypses Everywhere: Hope in the Era of Gloom and Doom | Common Dreams:

 "Perhaps it's time to make our words and thoughts reflect not just our fears, but the promise of the revolution that is beginning all around us, and that could change in a profound fashion the way we live on (and with) this planet. Suppose we start abiding by this rule: whenever we say the words "Keystone XL," or talk about any environmental threat, we will follow up with as realistic a vision as we can conjure up of “Act II”: a new world powered solely by renewable sources of energy, free from all carbon-emitting fuels, and inhabited in ingeniously organized new ways. 

In an age in which gloom, doom, and annihilation are everywhere, it's vital to bring genuine hope -- the reality, not just the word -- back into political life."

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Headline of the week

Man Accidentally Kills Self With Gun During Demonstration On Gun Safety

Bon voyage!

Harriet off to China for an art show. A quick trip, back next week. She and an art prof here exhibiting together.

Batter up!

Eager to listen to baseball on my Fire. Mariners, of course, but I'll also shop for broadcasters I like. Baseball is a great sport for radio.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Putting it off

A long busy day of prep - because I put almost everything off. That'll teach me. Not really ha ha. It's the lure of retirement ...

Improving with age

I was disappointed in my walnut bread - until I toasted it today. Definitely improves with age! Have to remember that.

How the other half lives

Over in the Ukraine, the president is on the run and masses of folks are wandering his mansion and grounds in awe and disgust at where the wealth of their country went; and way over here, from the safe perch of American mythology, we can sympathize with them and forget that we, too, have our share of mansions and misspent wealth and we, too, have masses of folks who would wander through them in awe and disgust. So the powers that be don't want this moment to have any serious consequences.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Sesame wheat & caraway rye

1500M Indoor championships

Mary Cain blows away the field. What else is new? How will she do in international competition? Poland meet is ahead.

Cactus League

Mariners play Thursday! My audio app is ready to rumble.

Saturday, February 22, 2014


There's a woman anchor at CNN who drives me crazy. She's has this bubbly delivery unrelated to content. "Three teenage girls were raped and tortured!" gets the same happy delivery as "the princess delivered twins today!" What effect does this have on kids listening in?

Sketch sucking on his security blanket

Is their a better morning image to wake up to? Sketch is an existentialist.
Tap image

Friday, February 21, 2014

Funk City



A few Olympic athletes left to join the protests at home. But the biathlon women stayed and just took gold in the long relay, followed by Russia and Norway. US took 7th, best finish ever!

Winter Olympics

My favorite sport has become the biathlon. Love the physical-mental combination of talents required.


A commentator of yesterday's amazing hockey game saw the possibility of a Canadian comeback. After USA went ahead 2-0, she commented in effect: they stopped playing to win, they are playing not to lose; this may open the door for Canada.

Boy, did it!

Thursday, February 20, 2014


USA led 2-0 with only minutes left ... and Canada rushed back to tie. Amazing comeback. This may not finish before my class in half an hour. I am recording at home, anticipating all this (overtime, shoot out, etc).

Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine by Timothy Snyder | The New York Review of Books

Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine by Timothy Snyder | The New York Review of Books:

 "The students were the first to protest against the regime of President Viktor Yanukovych on the Maidan, the central square in Kiev, last November. These were the Ukrainians with the most to lose, the young people who unreflectively thought of themselves as Europeans and who wished for themselves a life, and a Ukrainian homeland, that were European. Many of them were politically on the left, some of them radically so. After years of negotiation and months of promises, their government, under President Yanukovych, had at the last moment failed to sign a major trade agreement with the European Union."

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USA v Canada

Women's hockey final, for gold, getting stream in my office. 0-0 in 2nd.

Workshop today. I have fun. And week 7 wraps up, only 3 to go! OOO, USA just scored.

LATER. 1-0, end of 2.

Folk music

I performed a lot of folk music as a young man. This morning one of my standards was in my head, with the chorus: I'm a stranger here and only passing through.

Great summary! But no complaints. I had a remarkable visit with good fortune beyond understanding. All I have to do is glance around or hear a newscast to reinforce my luck of the draw.

Eager to shed responsibility for students. Eager to learn more skills on the ukulele. And keep baking bread.

I'm a stranger here and only passing through: I sang the political left version, not the original Christian version ha ha!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Patiently waiting for Harriet

Another beautiful loaf of buttermilk bread

Ukulele aerobics

Just the book I need! Daily task for next 40 weeks, organized around chord work, strums, finger picking, scales, legato, riffs. This will be great fun, best workout since my 4 week video course. I started today.

Generation Like

A very depressing Frontline show on teens, social media, and corporate marketing. Thank the gods I'm old. I should miss the worst of this dumbing down of consumers.

Ukulele book

There are a zillion. Only a few stand out as special, perfect for my needs. One is a fretboard map about movable chords. Another is about jazz chords.

Today I received "Ukulele Aerobics," daily workouts for 40 weeks! Man, this is perfect. I'll start today.

Feeling good

... because I got my workshop prep done early this morning. Now I can relax.

It will be so nice to have no prep and no responsibility for students!


Buttermilk bread going in the oven. Walnut bread in the hopper.


Tomorrow I workshop selected scenes with the students. I have fun, being the director, and most students learn something about storytelling economy. I cut scenes by 50 to 80 percent much of the time. A real chain saw workout. All those precious words cut ha ha! A good lesson.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Round 2

Survived today's storm.

Navy Readies Laser Weapon to 'Revolutionize' Warfare | Common Dreams

Navy Readies Laser Weapon to 'Revolutionize' Warfare | Common Dreams:

"Describing the weapon, AP reports: "Just like in the movies, the Navy's laser directs a beam of energy that can burn through a target or fry sensitive electronics. Unlike the movie, the laser beam is invisible to the human eye."

"The future is here," stated Peter A. Morrision, program officer for the Office of Naval Research's Sold-State Laser Technology Maturation Program, as the Navy began demonstrations of the new technology last spring. "The solid-state laser is a big step forward to revolutionizing modern warfare with directed energy, just as gunpowder did in the era of knives and swords.""


Deconstructing the Dunn Trial: The Weaponization of Blackness vs. White "Fear" | Common Dreams

Deconstructing the Dunn Trial: The Weaponization of Blackness vs. White "Fear" | Common Dreams:

 "Racism within the courts is neither past nor present – it is always. This imminent threat, I fear, will only embolden and arm more Michael Dunns to shoot down and kill more Jordan Davises, until racism is no longer a viable weapon in criminal trials."

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Billionaire Climate Change Activist Tom Steyer Plans $100 Million Ad Push In 2014 Elections

Billionaire Climate Change Activist Tom Steyer Plans $100 Million Ad Push In 2014 Elections:

"Billionaire retired investor Tom Steyer is planning a $100 million push to make climate change a key issue in the 2014 midterm elections, the New York Times reports."

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Dark Mission, an opera by John Nugent

Libretto by yours truly. Synopsis.

Scroll down for MIDI files.

At the office

Nice to be early in the office for a change. On the downhill side of the term now.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Round 1

3 rain/wind storms lined up. On #1, lost power for a few hrs but basement not leaking. #2 coming.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Mary Cain coming to Portland

Runnning phenom is enrolling at Univ of Portland after high school ... but not to run for the Pilots. She already turned pro! She's here to train, even while in college, with Alberto Salazar. Hope I get to see her run.

Salazar & Cain


Enough prep to make up for zilch yesterday and set up a stress-free day tomorrow.

Two scripts blew me away with their professional storytelling strategies. Story development like a pro.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Melrose Mile

Mary Cain blows away the field. Man, this teen can run!

At last

This is the first loaf of rye bread I've gotten to rise right - figured out my error. Hooray!

Too late

If you want to see a non-mainstream film, you have to jump on it. I really wanted to see the German film Generation War - but it left town before I got off my ass. Can't find it online. Rats.


After visiting website, even more mad at myself. Limited one-week tour of U.S. cities. In Seattle when H is in China, I'd drive up if I were younger. Only hope is watch later on my Fire if available.

There are very few films I want to see. Really screwed up! REALLY BIG TIME!

Later. DVD available in Europe end of May. Maybe I'll luck out this summer. My retirement present!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Q of the day

Is there an American sportscaster under 40 who doesn't have to shout and get hysterical to make a point?

Productive morning

Major class prep ... makes rest of weekend a little easier.

Rye bread still not where I want it to be, but may have found problem, easy to fix.

Biathlon at 3. Love this sport! Totally impressed by all competitors.

Busy weekend, still, but I earned afternoon relaxation.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A dog's life

Home sweet home

A ton of work over the weekend ... 4 days to do it. The life of a professor ... but one ending this summer.

What special thing can I do in my last term?

Sustainable nuclear fusion breakthrough raises hopes for ultimate green energy | Science | The Guardian

Sustainable nuclear fusion breakthrough raises hopes for ultimate green energy | Science | The Guardian:

"Scientists have moved a step closer to achieving sustainable nuclear fusion and almost limitless clean energy"

Is it already too late?

How Iowa Flattened Literature - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Iowa Flattened Literature - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education:

 "Did the CIA fund creative writing in America? The idea seems like the invention of a creative writer. Yet once upon a time (1967, to be exact), Paul Engle, director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, received money from the Farfield Foundation to support international writing at the University of Iowa. The Farfield Foundation was not really a foundation; it was a CIA front that supported cultural operations, mostly in Europe, through an organization called the Congress for Cultural Freedom."

This is not as unusual as it may sound. The CIA also funded abstract art after the war. All part of the cultural war with the Soviet Union. I regret never writing a screenplay about the abstract art story -- I had a great dark comedy outlined. Not sure why I never got to it. Always too much to do! Can't do everything, alas.


Interesting how immediately habits can change. When I started baking bread, I stopped making scrapple. Just like that. Consequently my standard breakfast - scrapple, eggs, milk toast - changed as well. Now it seems to be scrambled eggs on toast. Eggs are wet, mixed in frying pan, not before.

I'm sure I'll make scrapple again. But not today.

Early retirement

Just deleted my Facebook, Twitter and Linked In accounts. They were just sitting there but their very existence invited folks to link, join, like, and the rest. Gone, away, the end!

Life Is A Crapshoot

Life Is A Crapshoot

stepping into the February morning
in Portland hours before sunrise
taking the dog out to pee

I am struck by how mild it is
the moon beautiful in the west
it could be a morning in Spring

and I think of the hundreds of thousands
from Georgia to Maine
hammered by a winter storm

snow and sleet and ice
cities and airports shut down
countless homes without power

spring in the west
misery in the east
and that's life for you

in a zero sum universe
opposite extremes existing at once
and if you're in the right place

at the right time today
odds are you'll be in
the wrong place tomorrow

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Portland wimps

Our recent storm was so minor compared to what much of the country has been going through. How can we complain?

Buttermilk bread


Imagine a world where all ads were restricted to a consumer directory and data base, where you could get info when you wanted it. Otherwise unsolicited advertising was considered a criminal invasion of privacy. I want to live there.


Buttermilk bread waiting to go into oven ... new batch of rye brewing ... fresh iced coffee at hand ... good jazz, a musical sound track for sanity ... a sense of progress, slow but sure, on jazz ukulele ... feeling like the Best Ignored Writer in America ... which actually has certain advantages, compared to my years in the sun ... about as good as it gets on a dying planet.

But missing my dead friends ...

Deemer  &  Crooks

In 2 weeks ...

Spring baseball games start! I love the sound of a ball game on the radio. At least with Old School announcers.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Waiting for Harriet

Winter Olympics

Really enjoying biathlon, cross country, short track. Love jocks being ecstatic to get a bronze. Refreshing! departure from winning is everything.

Coming up: March madness, baseball, world cup. Any distraction from world affairs is fine by me. Dying empires are no fun.

Home sweet home

Times ten.

The age we live in

One thing I've noticed since making digital films: at the library, my DVDs get checked out much more often than my books. A little sad actually. I'm a much better writer than a filmmaker.

Is the literary world elitist? | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

Is the literary world elitist? | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing:

"“The machine of consumerism is designed to encourage us all to believe that our preferences are significant and self-revealing; that a taste for Coke over Pepsi, or for KFC over McDonald’s, means something about us; that our tastes comprise, in sum, a kind of aggregate expression of our unique selfhood.” Eleanor Catton’s essay about elitism in literature would be indelible for that one beautifully articulated observation alone, but the rest of it is pretty brilliant, too."

4th time is the charm

Took four tries and some slipping and sliding, but we made it out of the driveway -- and here I am, dry and warm in my office. How do you spell that marine exclamation?  Hoo-rah!

School day

Optimistic I can drive out my driveway today. Soon see!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sesame wheat

NC women beat #3 Duke


Snowed in

Stuck in the long driveway, would take me many hrs to shovel out, probably have heart attack, will wait for rain. May mean long walk to bus stop tomorrow, which I don't look forward to.


All my neighborhood buses are not running today ... hope this changes by tomorrow or, if I bus it, I have a long snow walk to the nearest active stop. I may try to get the car out of the driveway this afternoon.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


Very exciting sport!

Big upset

Washington women, pretty in pink (but why?), beat #3 Stanford, surprisingly easily with Stanford shooting cold most of the game.

Buttermilk bread

May be becoming my favorite ...

I'm sorry but ...

... Olympic athletes, dozens and dozens, maybe hundreds, many earning no medals, impress me more than any American football, basketball or baseball player I can think of.

Flex day

I have about 2 hrs of prep left, and I got such a good start, I can do it today, tomorrow or both. No stress.

Last day?

Hopefully snow and ice end today, and the thaw begins.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Beyond Olympics

Mary Cain breaks own world record

Associated Press | February 8, 2014
BOSTON -- Mary Cain broke her own world junior indoor record in the 1,000 meters Saturday, winning the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in 2 minutes, 35.80 seconds at the Reggie Lewis Center.

The 17-year-old Cain, a high school senior from Bronxville, N.Y., broke the mark of 2:39.25 she set at Boston University on Jan. 16 in her second meet as a pro. She was 1.61 seconds off Jen Toomey's U.S. record.

Stranger in a strange land

The older I get, the more American culture and values feel alien to me. My one word description of America today: Noise. We live in times when opinions are valued more than knowledge. As Pascal noted centuries ago, clearly far ahead of the curve, few know how to sit still.


Watched competitive, fun Army-Navy women's bball game. Army won. But I didn't see one tattoo!

Out the window

Two down, one to go

Last of our storms due late this afternoon. Then rain to wash it away.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Woody Allen speaks out

Pussy riot kicks out two best known members

"We charge no fees for viewing our artwork, all our videos are distributed freely on the web, the spectators to our performances are always spontaneous passersby, and we never sell tickets to our 'shows.' Our performances are always illegal, staged only in unpredictable locations ..."

This in protest of the former members appearing at traditional "capitalist" venues, where they have become darlings (mascots) of the liberal entertainment establishment. In other words, these Pussy Riot folks honor their revolutionary principles. RIGHT ON!

Good morning

Terrific start on midterms. Helps rest of weekend.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Coming home when I did ... the city is one gigantic mess.

Round one

We've just begun ... snow Fri & Sat

R.I.P. Ralph Kiner

The undisputed HR king when I was a kid.


PSU finally closed. Nightmare driving home. Bumper to bumper, 5 mph, took an hour. But I have the midterms!

Here I am

Forecast still has snow starting at noon, when my class starts. I collect midterms today. If it's snowing by then, I'll probably send folks home. We'll see. At least I can collect midterms ... and I want to get home before the possibility of being stuck, of course. We'll see!

UPDATE at 1125. Pdx schools, other colleges, closing this afternoon but no word here yet. Last minute kind of place ha ha.

Snow day?

Big storm south of here, moving north. Forecast: snow starts at noon, 2 inches kn city, up go 5 kur way. Playing it by ear. No word from PSU, which always waits until last minute.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


I do most of my reading on a Kindle these days. However, as a writer, I'd rather hold a paperback of my own book in my hands than see it on my Kindle screen. Indeed the experience can be magical. I am especially infatuated with my recent collection of essays, which reflects my concerns so clearly.

Kudos KIRO

Great coverage, celebration, still going on. What a day for Seattle!

Another beauty

Buttermilk bread


They got smart and switched to KIRO home station.


NFL parade coverage sucks. They haven't a clue how to do this. Really too bad.


Parade day, gotta watch. Great city. Big day for the Northwest. Yes, I rooted for Manning but this was a great win. They deserve it. Up to a million on the streets! What fun.

Wednesday the way I like it

Not much prep ... easy day tomorrow ... collect midterms, busy weekend ... downhill side of term ... and spring in a corporate boardroom, silly but fun ... then RETIREMENT (from teaching). I also will refuse offers to judge contests. Cold turkey.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Seattle celebration

The Seahawks victory parade will be live on the NFL channel, Wed 11 a.m. Be there or be square.

Lena Baisden-Tankut | Adventures in Screenwriting

Lena Baisden-Tankut | Adventures in Screenwriting:

Blog by a graduate student I've been mentoring, one very talented writer and musician.

This Man Faced Unimaginable Suffering, And Then Wrote The Definitive Book About Happiness

This Man Faced Unimaginable Suffering, And Then Wrote The Definitive Book About Happiness:

 "Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, a powerful psychological memoir and meditation on the author's experience at Auschwitz, argues that meaning, not success or happiness, is the driving pursuit of human life. The book presents Frankl's theory of logotherapy, which hold that man's fundamental drive is to find life's "potential meaning under any conditions." As Frankl wrote, “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.""

When I was in treatment, my counselor gave me this to read. He had a talent for giving me the right books at the right time. He has since passed but was very influential in getting me straight 20 years ago.


Making a tad of progress on jazz ukulele ... changing 7th chords to 9th and 13th, for example ... a variety of blues progressions, using more than standard chord changes. Great fun. Need to tackle an actual song soon.

Leaving in style

Just got my classroom assignment for spring term, my last, my farewell class ... a long walk to the Chase bank building, where I taught once before, rooms like corporate board rooms, windows, high class furniture ... so I leave with exercise and the feeling I am a corporate CEO planning something or other. Should be fun.

A. O. Scott on Philip Seymour Hoffman -

A. O. Scott on Philip Seymour Hoffman -

"We will be denied his Lear, his Prospero, his James Tyrone in another “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” (He was the son Jamie in a 2003 production of that play.) But he had already, in the last few years, begun to shift from troubled adults to tragic patriarchs. His Willy Loman in the 2012 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” was a scalding, operatic depiction of vanity, self-delusion and raw emotional need, conveyed with force and delicacy sufficient both to deliver the play’s message and to overcome its sentimentality."

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On Woody Allen and the Presumption of Innocence | The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast | A Philosophy Podcast and Blog

On Woody Allen and the Presumption of Innocence | The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast | A Philosophy Podcast and Blog:

 " And I hope we remain conscious of how critical the presumption of innocence is to democratic societies, and how central its suspension is to totalitarian regimes. Finally, I hope that we are more worried about the punishment of the innocent than we are about the possible evasion of punishment by the guilty: the latter is their injustice; the former ours."

Hear, hear! "...more worried about the punishment of the innocent," right on.

GM's First Female CEO Will Make Half Of What Her Predecessor Made | ThinkProgress

GM's First Female CEO Will Make Half Of What Her Predecessor Made | ThinkProgress:


The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast - The Daily Beast

The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast - The Daily Beast:

 "Twenty-one years after the first allegations that Woody Allen abused his adopted daughter, that incident is back in the news thanks to the director’s ex-partner, Mia Farrow, and estranged son, Ronan Farrow. But what does a closer examination reveal?"

Excellent, sane article, which is rare around this topic, where everybody has their mind made up. Personally, I think he's innocent. But then I have personal experience knowing the falsely accused and I also know the history of false memory hysteria. It's a theme in one of my novels, which I researched beyond my personal experience into the science of memory.

Monday, February 3, 2014

In the mail

Books came today, so I got right on it ... they're off to the archive.

A thing of beauty

Today's sesame wheat ...

Tidying up the archive

I have four books to add to my archive at the U of O, which I hope to do at the end of the week, and then I expect to add a new CJ novel, if I have energy to write it, and call it "complete."

This is the hard copy literary archive. The digital archive at the U of NC will remain active, especially tbe "ukulele studies" area.

In praise of tools

Man, fhe Danish whisk is as helpful a tool as anything I've used - in this case, for hand mixing bread dough. Amazing how easy it makes the task at hand. Kudos to its inventor!

International star!

I rec'd a 39 cent royalty from a book sale in Denmark! No stopping me now.

Quotation of the day

"For the most sensitive among us, the noise can be too much." --Jim Carey on Hoffman death.

CJ's attitude ... except he'd say the historic lies can be too much.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Nice try

Turned on Super Bowl ... lasted 2 minutes, had to flee the hype. What self-serving crap. I'll wait until the game has started.

Professional sports get more obnoxious every year.

Caught up

Made up for yesterday's crash ... can finish prep tomorrow, relax and watch sports rest of day.

Hoffman a giant talent. Apparently a drug overdose. Very sad. I view tragedies like this as more complicated than addiction.

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Award-winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan.

Sunday games

Women's bball may steal the thunder for best games today. First, #2 v. #3, N Dame and Duke ... then rematch, Stanford at Cal, where the men upset Ariz last night. Might be great stuff.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cal defeats #1Arizona 60-58

Heard last 12 mins on Cal radio. Great fun!

Ain't it the truth


A little work on student scripts, then a crash.

Harriet's art at the New Seasons Cafe

In the store near Jesuit High School.

A keeper

Buttermilk bread is a winner! So I have 4 I can count on ... buttermilk, sesame wheat, carraway rye, Greek olive. Not a bad family.