HAIKUS: September 2012

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.

Saturday, September 1, 2012, 12:00 am-3:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coastam.com: George Noory interviews Joel Martin (Bio, Web); "Premonitions"; BOOKS: "Haunting of Twentieth-Century America", "Haunting of the Presidents: A Paranormal History of the U.S. Presidency "


Premonition is a
forewarning of tragedy
as Lincoln had before he died.
Saturday, September 1, 2012, 12:00 am-3:00 am
Mountain View: Home reading new book—
David Mikics, "The Annotated Emerson" (pp. 526-527) "Song of Seid Nimetollah of Kuhistan"
from "May-Day and Other Pieces" (1867)


Spin the ball! I reel, I burn,
Nor head from foot can I discern,...
Lost in whirling spheres I rove,
And know only that I love.
Saturday, September 1, 2012, 12:15 pm-3:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coastam.com: John B. Wells interviews Brad Steiger (Bio, Web); "Conspiracy Theories"; BOOKS: "Conspiracies and Secret Societies: The Complete Dossier",
"Touched by Heaven's Light"


Nevada A-bomb tests
and New York╩germ sprays
to monitor unsuspecting people.
Sunday, September 2, 2012, 11:00 pm-3:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coastam.com: George Noory interviews Amit Goswami (Bio, Web: 1, 2); "Consciousness & Physics"; BOOKS: "God Is Not Dead: What Quantum Physics Tells Us about Our Origins", "The Self-Aware Universe"


Consciousness communicates
with matter that can verify
the existence of God.
Sunday, September 2, 2012, 2:22-6:55 pm
San Mateo County: Ancient Oaks Trail & Mindego
Ridge Trail Hike to bottom of Mindego Hill


Prostrate at Mindego Hill
to surrender ego
and experience Mind.
Sunday, September 2, 2012, 8:40-8:50 pm
Mountain View: After hike, came home &
shopped at 99 Ranch Market (1350 Grant Road)


Red bean, lotus seed,
sesame paste, vegetable buns,
bean curd, and green onions.
Monday, September 3, 2012, 12:49-1:01 pm
KDFC 104.9 FM: Silvio Varviso conducts
Amilcare Ponchielli, La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours (1876); Listen, CD, YouTube


The hours are dancing
joining Moon, Earth, & Sun
around our Milky Way.
Monday, September 3, 2012, 2:05-5:55 pm
Woodside: Thornewood Open Space Preserve
Bay Area Hiker; Hikes: 9-1-2008; 9-19-2010


Ravine crossings less
treacherous than four years ago;
fallen logs on some trails.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 12:42-1:01 pm
KDFC 104.9 FM: Hilary Hahn plays
Ray Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending (1920)
Listen, CD, YouTube


Hilary Hahn's playing
is so heavenly while
the lark ascends skyward.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 4:30-5:00 pm
Mountain View: Friend takes me to Office Depot
(910 El Monte Avenue) to buy Ativa 6-sheet
cross shredder ($24.99) + 2-year warranty ($5)


Shredding documents and
bank statements to prevent
identity thefts.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 10:00 pm-2:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coastam.com
George Noory interviews Timothy Green Beckley (Bio, Web: 1, 2); "Tesla & UFOs "; BOOKS: "Round Trip To Hell In A Flying Saucer", "Mysteries of Mount Shasta: Home Of the Underground Dwellers and Ancient Gods"; Beckley Images


Ultra-Terrestrials
can change shape and disappear
in front of your eyes.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 10:00 pm-2:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coastam.com: George Noory interviews Tim Swartz (Bio, Web); "Tesla & UFOs "; BOOKS: "Secret Space Program: Who Is Responsible? Tesla? The Nazi? NASA? Or Breakaway Civilization?", "Admiral Byrd's Secret Journey Beyond The Poles"; Nikolai Tesla; Electric Genius


Tesla invented Death Ray
that the government took
when he died in 1943.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 10:29-10:35 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Joshua Bell plays Franz Schubert (1825), Ellens Gesang III, D839, Ave Maria, Op. 52 #6 (Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, Pavarotti, violin)


Schubert's Ave Maria
played by Joshua Bell
swept me to Paradise.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 10:29-10:35 am
Palo Alto: Friend takes me to Fry's Electronics
(340 Portage Avenue) to buy Kingston 8 GB SDHC
Class 4 camera chip for $6.49 +.54 tax = $7.03


Sony and Patriot 8 GB
camera chips sold out—
Got last Kingston one on sale.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 10:00 pm-2:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coastam.com, George Noory interviews Nancy Du Terte (Bio, Web); "Skeptic Psychic"; BOOK: "Psychic Intuition"; Video


There's an afterlife—
We're not dust to dust
but energy to energy.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 10:29-10:35 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Antal Dorati conducts
Joseph Haydn, "Miracle" Symphony #96 (1791)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)


Called "Miracle Symphony"
as none got hurt when chandelier
fell during performance.
Friday, September 7, 2012, 7:30-9:00 pm
Palo Alto: Friends' House, 957 Colorado Ave,
Waverley Writers Monthly Poetry Reading
Only 20 poets came for September Reading


Read two poems tonight—
"What Do You Ride?" and
"Seagull Circus Show" with photos.
Friday, September 7, 2012, 10:00-11-00 pm
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coastam.com
George Noory interviews Paul Selig (Bio, Web); "Channeled Messages"; BOOKS: "I Am the Word", "The Book of Love and Creation"; YouTube


Spirit guides dictate
entire books to him to help
us wake up to the divine.
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 11:00-11:30 am
Mountain View: Reading "Santa Cruz Mountains:
New life for groves of old-growth redwoods"

(By Jason Green, SJ Mercury News, 9-8-2012, B2)


89 acres and
240 old-growth redwoods
saved from lumber mills.
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 3:30-5:30 pm
Los Altos Library: Reading John Cage's "Marathon"
lasted 18 hours (9-9-1963) with 20 pianists playing;
Repeated at Berkeley (9-8, 6 pm to 9-9-2012, 3 pm)


Satie's Vexations
harmonized and repeated
840 times.
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 10:00 pm-3:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coastam.com
Ian Punnett (Twitter) interviews Rupert Sheldrake (Bio, Web: 1, 2); "Scientific Dogma"; BOOK: "Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery"


Not true: Minds are inside
heads and are nothing but
the activity of brains.
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 10:00 pm-3:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coastam.com
Ian Punnett (Twitter) interviews Seth Horowitz
(Bio, Web); "Psychology of Sound"; BOOK: "The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind"


Earworms are jingles
or songs that play or get stuck
in our heads like loops.
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 11:48 am-12:00 pm
KDFC 104.9 FM: Stefan Ruha plays Ciprian Porumbescu, Ballade for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 29 (1880), (Listen), CD, YouTube, Notes


Ballade for Violin
romantic Romanian strings
serenade the heart.
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 2:30-6:30 pm
Cupertino: Stevens Creek County Park
11401 Stevens Canyon Road (Bay Area Hiker)
Hike on Look Out Trail & Vista Loop (Map)


Narrow switchback trails
uphill to scenic views
of Bay Area & Garrod Farms.
Monday, September 10, 2012, 12:00-12:10 pm
KDFC 104.9 FM: Jesús López-Cobos conducts
Thomas Canning, "Fantasy on a Hymn by Justin Morgan" (1944); (Listen), CD, YouTube;
Justin Morgan (1747-1798) horse breeding composer


Justin Morgan was
a revolutionary who bred horses
and composed music.
Monday, September 10, 2012, 3:50-8:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
"New Aurora Pictures: Solar Flares Sparks Snakes & Spears" (By Andrew Fazekas, National Geographic, 9-6-2012); "Sun spits out solar whip"
(By Mark Prigg, UK Daily Mail, 9-3-2012)


Solar flare made
auroras in Drumheller
like a sparkling phoenix.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 3:10-8:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
"Most popular baby name, 2011 vs. 1911:
William stands the test of time"

(By Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo! News, 9-11-2012)


John & Mary were top names
in 1911, now it's Jacob & Sophia.
William & Elizabeth still in top 20.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 3:10-8:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
Dan Piraro's "Bizarro" comics (9-11-2012) shows
Canadian & German Geese flying in V-formation
and W-formation; "Spring Geese Are Flying North"


Another comics showing
Platonic Lambda Λ shape—
Soul of the Universe.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 3:10-8:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
Tak Bui's "PC and Pixel" comics (8-25-2012)
shows three gurus each on mountaintop—
one of them is enlightened!


Sitting on a mountaintop
one will be enlightened
about the World Soul.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 3:10-8:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
Charles Schulz's Classic Peanuts comics (8-26-2012)
shows Linus wearing Merlin's magic cap
with eyes closed holding a crystal ball


Putting on Merlin's cap
will let pyramid power
flow into the prophet.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 3:10-8:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
Patrick McDonnell's "Mutts" comics (9-2-2012)
Cat Mooch tells dog "You have a point" inside triangle one of them is enlightened!


A point has no dimension
just like the World Soul—
Platonic Lambda Λ.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 3:10-8:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
"Mutts" comics (9-2-2012): Did Patrick McDonnell
know about symbol of Square, Circle, Triangle in
Kubose's Zen Koans & Electronic Arts logo?


Did Electronic Arts stock
tumble from $60 to $13
after changing their logo?
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 3:10-8:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
Jeff Keane's "Family Circle" comics (8-14-2012)
"God flashes the lightning to let you know to cover
your ears so the thunder doesn't scare you."
Lightning Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Platonic Lambda lightning
descends from the One—
from Heaven to Earth.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 3:10-8:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
Platonic Lambda Cover: Lambda Hike Images:
Fern; Log; Branches; Uvas Branch; Pyramid Shrine; Pinnacles Ridge; Redwood Top; Redwood Trunk; Goosepen; Advocate Lambda; Methuselah Lambda


Are tops of Redwoods
more spiritual than the
commercial Christmas Tree?
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 10:00 pm-2:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coastam.com
George Noory interviews Rich Martini (Bio, Web); "Channeled Messages"; BOOKS: "FlipSide: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife", "Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives"; Video; Amelia Earhart's Electra


Rich took classes with
Robert Thurman & made film
Journey into Tibet.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 10:00 pm-2:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coastam.com
George Noory interviews Rich Martini (Bio, Web); "Channeled Messages"; BOOKS: "FlipSide: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife", "Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives"; Video; Amelia Earhart's Electra


Luana Anders went
to another galaxy classroom
to learn more after she died.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 2:00-6:35 pm
Mountain View: Kaiser Hospital (pick up medication);
CVS Pharmacy (Folgers Coffee); Fry's Electronics
(return damaged Kingston 8GB SDHC camera chip)


Before taking me shopping,
friend cleaned my rug spots
with paper towels & distilled water.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 6:45-8:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
Bob Thaves, "Frank and Ernest" (9-12-2012)
“Uh, Actually, There is an 'I' in 'Enlightenment'”


Five snow-capped mountains
shaped like Platonic Lambda Λ
as they ask guru on Enlightenment.
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 11:00-11:16 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Hilary Hahn plays J. S. Bach,
Violin Concerto #1 in A Minor, BWV 1041 (1730)
(Listen), CD, YouTube: Hilary Hahn; Isaac Stern; Itzhak Perlman; Anne-Sophie Mutter; Nigel Kennedy


Waking up to Bach's
Violin Concerto #1
is simply heavenly.
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 3:25-4:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
"Clara Schumann: 5 things you didn't know about Google Doodle star" (Joe Ashmore, UK Telegraph,
9-13-2012); LA Times; Guardian; YouTube


Google doodle honors
Clara Schumann on her
193rd birthday today.
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:30-8:40 pm
Palo Alto, Stanford Theatre: James Whale directs "The Kiss Before the Mirror" (1933); Nancy Carroll, Frank Morgan, Gloria Stuart, Walter Pidgeon,
Paul Lukas; (YouTube: 1, 2); (Reviews: 1, 2, 3)


Lawyer defends friend
for killing his unfaithful wife
based on crime of passion.
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:30-8:40 pm
Palo Alto, Stanford Theatre: John M. Stahl directs "Only Yesterday" (1933); Margaret Sullavan, John Boles, Edna May Oliver, Billie Burke, Benita Hume; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3); (Film Reviews: 1, 2, 3)


First film based on Stefan Zweig's
Letter from an Unknown Woman
later played by Joan Fontaine in 1948.
Friday, September 14, 2012, 7:30-9:45 pm
Palo Alto, Stanford Theatre; Lewis Milestone
directs "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)
with Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray,
Ben Alexander, Beryl Mercer; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3);
(Film Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4)


War is glory for those
who never went there, but
hell for those who fought it.
Friday, September 14, 2012, 9:50-11:00 pm
Palo Alto, Stanford Theatre; Edwin L. Marin directs
"Bombay Mail" (1934) with Edmund Lowe, Ralph Forbes, Shirley Grey, Hedda Hopper, Onslow Stevens, Jameson Thomas, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Tom Moore; (YouTube); (Film Reviews: 1, 2)


Agatha Christie's 1934
Murder on the Oriental Express
came out same time as this film.
Saturday, September 15, 2012, 2:00-3:15 pm
Mountain View: Friend takes me shopping
at CVS & Safeway (1750 Miramonet Avenue)


Magnesium, V8 Fusion juices,
oatmeals, banana, broccoli,
fish fillets, spinach salad.
Saturday, September 15, 2012, 4:30-5:55 pm
Los Altos Library: Reserved books "Plot & Structure" and "Plotting & Writing Suspense Fiction"


Learning to write suspense
fiction from James Scott Bell
and Patricia Highsmith.
Sunday, September 16, 2012, 1:30-5:15 pm
Woodside: Parked CM08 Gate, El Corte de Madera
(last visit: 9-27-2009); Hiked on Native Sons Road; Explored Redwoods bought by Sempervirens Fund


"Eagle Beak" rock near
start of hike with multi-armed
giant Tan Oak at Durham Road.
Sunday, September 16, 2012, 1:30-5:15 pm
Woodside: 3.5 Hours Hike: Native Sons Road;
Road ends at Native Sons of the Golden West;
Met Jaime & his wife who lived here for 37 years


Native Sons were not
Native American Indians
but gold seekers of California.
Monday, September 17, 2012, 3:00-3:48 pm
Mountain View: Friend takes me shopping
at Smart & Final (141 East El Camino Real) &
Mountain View Library (585 Franklin Street);
A Moveable Feast out at Santa Clara Libraries


Milk and dairy creamers
for nourishment and also
Hemingway's A Moveable Feast.
Monday, September 17, 2012, 4:20-8:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
"Jeremy Lin is still trying to sleep on his teammates' couches" (Kelly Dwyer, Yahoo! Sports, 9-16-2012); Jeremy Lin's Twit: To Chandler Parsons—


Sorry to bug u but u think
i could crash on ur couch tmrw
night until my furniture comes in?
Monday, September 17, 2012, 12:00-1:30 pm
Mountain View: Reading Hilary Price's comics
"Rhymes With Orange" (9-17-2012)
"The Grand Design": "What's on your bucket list?'


Head & tail of sharks
and fish are in Λ shape
the Soul's grand design.
Monday, September 17, 2012, 12:00-1:30 pm
Mountain View: "Beyond a mere matter of taste: Master sommelier Roland Micu" (By Jessicxa Yadegaran, SJ Mercury News, 9-17-2012)


Sipping Grüner Veltliner
he draws a starfish—
"This is its texture."
Monday, September 17, 2012, 12:00-1:30 pm
Mountain View: Home Reading OP-ED:
Celebrate our Constitution on its 225th anniversary
(By Madison Nguyen, SJ Mercury News, 9-17-2012)


U.S. Constitution approved
225 years ago today
in Philadelphia in 1787.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 5:50-8:40 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
"Death Valley recognized as world's hottest spot"
(Associated Press, SF Chronicle, 9-14-2012)


Libyan record in error.
Hottest spot is Death Valley—
136o on July 10, 1913.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 10:00 pm-2:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coast-am.com
George Noory interviews Dr. Peter Breggin
(Bio, Web: 1, 2); "Psychiatric Drugs"; BOOKS:
Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal, Medication Madness


Harmful long-term effects
of psychiatric drugs may
shorten lifespan by 20 years.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 10:00 pm-2:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coast-am.com
George Noory interviews Peter Fairfield (Bio, Web: 1, 2); "Mental States"; BOOK: "Deep Happy: How to Get There and Always Find Your Way Back"; Videos


We're deep happy when
intimately & infinitely connected
to the larger universe.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 4:45-5:40 pm
Mountain View: Friend takes me shopping
at Sprouts (141 East El Camino Real) &
Free tote bag for their Grand Opening


Ginger powder, cranberries,
red bell pepper, radishes,
green onions, cauliflower,
strawberries, red & black grapes.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 6:30-8:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
"A Faded Piece of Papyrus Refers to Jesus' Wife"
(By Laurie Goodstein, NY Times, 9-19-2012);
Also (By B. D. Cohen, Harvard Gazette, 9-18-2012)


Coptic papyrus—
Jesus says: "My wife
will become my disciple."
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 10:00 pm-2:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coast-am.com
George Noory interviews Daniel Oldis (Bio, Web); "Controlling Dreams"; BOOK: "The Lucid Dream Manifesto" (Google Books); Oldis tells listeners not to buy his book at Amazon for $11.95 as there are better books since his 1974 book, but read it free at Google!


Inter-dream dialogue—
sending message from one
dreamer to another dreamer.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 10:00 pm-2:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coast-am.com
George Noory interviews Robert M. Schoch (Bio, Web); "Ancient Cataclysms"; BOOKS: "Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future"; "Voices of the Rocks : A Scientist Looks at Catastrophes and Ancient Civilizations"


Coronal mass ejections
destroyed ancient cultures
every 10,000 years.
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 11:48-11:57 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Gordon Hunt plays
Domenico Zipoli, Listen, CD, (YouTube: 1, 2),
"Elevazione for Oboe, Cello and Strings" (1715)

Close your eyes and let
this music lift you up
all the way to heaven.
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 11:48-11:57 am
KDFC 104.9 FM: Gordon Hunt plays
Domenico Zipoli, Listen, CD, (YouTube: 1, 2),
"Elevazione for Oboe, Cello and Strings" (1715)

Open your eyes— see
lovely gardens in bloom
everywhere on earth.
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 2:00-4:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
"Elephant Makes Quite The Impression"
(By Matthew Rosenbaum, ABC News, 9-19-2012)


Sundara the elephant
made self-portrait while
sleeping in the sand.
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 2:00-4:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
"Suggestion of a married Jesus"
(By B. D. Colen, Harvard Gazette, 9-18-2012)


Enlightened Jesus will not care
if his wife is his disciple—
this text is a forgery!
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 5:45-7:10 pm
Los Altos Library: "Mystery Behind Deep-Sea Crop Circles off the Coast of Japan Solved"
(By Melissa Knowles, Yahoo! News, 9-20-2012)


Single puffer fish
made 6-feet sand circle
to attract females there.
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 5:45-7:10 pm
Los Altos Library: "This is your brain on Jane Austen, and Stanford researchers are taking notes"
(By Corrie Goldman, Stanford Report, 9-7-2012)


Literary reading
provides valuable exercise
of people's brains.
Friday, September 21, 2012, 12:00-12:47 pm
KDFC 104.9 FM: Hilary Hahn plays Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 (1806)
Listen; CD; (YouTube: Itzhak Perlman;
Joshua Bell; Issac Stern; Yehudi Menuhin)

Much anguish in his soul
for Beethoven to compose
music such as this.
Friday, September 21, 2012, 1:30-2:30 pm
Mountain View: Parktown Dental Care (990 Bay St.)
Jennifer A. Espejo performed "Deep Cleaning" on
my teeth after removing five cavities last week;
Gentle Dental moved; this dentist is closer to my apt

Deep cleaning below
gumlines on right quadrants
to rid of bacteria
Friday, September 21, 2012, 3:50-4:45 pm
Mountain View Senior Center Computer Room
Printed Elephant Sundara's "sand self-portrait" at England's Chester Zoo, & Puffer fish's "sand circle
on ocean floor"
off Japan's southern seacoast

Elephant's effortless sculpture
& puffer fish's toilsome art—
both miracles in the sand.
Friday, September 21, 2012, 7:30-9:30 pm
Palo Alto, Stanford Theatre; Paul Leni directs
"The Cat and the Canary" (1927); with Laura La Plante, Forrest Stanley, Creighton Hale, Flora Finch;
featuring Dennis James on the Wurlitzer

Relatives gather
at a spooky old house
for reading of a will.
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 2:45-3:15 pm
Mountain View: Friend takes me grocery
shopping at Safeway (1750 Miramonte Ave)


Apple turnovers,
popcorn shrimp, tater treats,
mustard potato salad, pickles,
salad dressings, fruit juice.
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 4:40-5:45 pm
Los Altos Library: Lem Cho's "Pinterest Marketing Bible", Jan Zimmerman's "Web Marketing For Dummies", Robert Brewer's "2013 Writer's Market"


Pinterest is web pin board
where people share
their favorite images.
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 11:00-11:30 am
Mountain View: "CLOUD FACTORIES: Power, Pollution and the Internet" (James Glanz, NY Times, 9-23-2012); Read in Mercury News, 9/23/2012, B1, 9


Google and Facebook use
300 and 60 million watts
to keep their servers running.
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 2:15-6:00 pm
San Mateo County: Hiking at Upper Huddart Park;
1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside; Bay Area Hiker; Map; Redwood Nature Trail, Chinquapin Trail


Pair of giant redwoods
on Kings Mountain Road and
huge "Shark" rock on the trail.
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 7:30-8:45 pm
Stanford Theatre; James Whale directs "The Old Dark House" (1932); Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Charles Laughton, Raymond Massey, Lilian Bond; (YouTube: 1, 2); (Film Reviews: 1, 2, 3)


Travellers stranded in
lunatics house on a
dark and stormy night.
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 8:55-10:10 pm
Palo Alto, Stanford Theatre; Tod Browning directs "Dracula" (1931); Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Herbert Bunston; (YouTube: 1, 2); (Reviews: 1, 2, 3)


Lugosi was the most
scary Dracula because
he felt himself possessed.
Monday, September 24, 2012, 3:14-10:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
Last time using Mac computer was August 9
before Foothill College closed until today for
Fall Semester; My mind dance with delight!


45 days without uploading
to WisdomPortal web site—
Good to be sharing again!
Monday, September 24, 2012, 3:14-10:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
"The tale of Benny and Jenny" (Jill Lepore's research sheds light on Benjamin Franklin's overlooked sister)
(By Corydon Ireland, Harvard Gazette, 9-24-2012)


Jane Mecom was Benjamin Franklin's
younger sister and closest confidante
but so little is known about her.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 12:00-12:05 pm
KDFC 104.9 FM: Murray Perahia plays Frederic Chopin, Étude #3 "Tristesse" in E, Op 10/3 (1832)
Listen; CD; (YouTube: Valentina Igoshina;
Lang Lang; Sviatoslav Richter; Paderewski)


Chopin didn't call this tune
"sadness" or "farewell"
but his most beautiful.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 12:45-12:50 pm
KDFC 104.9 FM: Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley play Bernard Herrmann, Vertigo Suite: Scene d'amour (1958) Listen; CD; (YouTube: 1, 2, 3);
Jean-Pierre's Dupuy's "Time & Vertigo"


After Wagner's Liebestod
from Tristan & Isolde,
they played Herrmann's Vertigo.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 3:15 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill College Middlefield Campus
Passing Room B6, photographed sunlight in Λ-shape surrounded by shadow; "Dan Piraro's Bizarro had
Λ-shape in Fire (9-19-2012) & Venus (9-20-2012)


Sunlight in the shape
of Platonic Lambda—
Soul of the Universe.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 3:20-10:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
"Dan Piraro's Bizarro Comics showed Λ images in his panels on 9-22-2012, 9-23-2012 9-24-2012, and
9-25-2012; Is Piraro tuning to Plato's "World Soul"?


Λ-shape in Candy-House,
Redwoods, Fire, Letter A
and Pyramid on the wall.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 3:20-10:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
"The Universe Unseen, on Display in Chelsea"; Slides
(Shea Hembrey's wheat straw to illustrate black holes)
(Dennis Overbye, NY Times, 9-25-2012); TED Talk


Collective meditation
on the unseen structure
of our universe.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 3:20-10:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
"A Place Where Science and Science Fiction Can Be of One Mind" (ASU Center for Science and the Imagination); (John Markoff, NY Times, 9-25-2012)


Neal Stephenson & Michael M. Crow
made meeting ground for scientists
& science fiction writers to leap.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 1:10-6:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
"Rare 1943 Penny Sells for $1 Million"
(By Suzan Clarke, ABC News, 9-26-2012)
1943 steel cent; 1943 copper cent; Forgery


1943 Lincoln penny
cast in copper instead of zinc
sold for $1 million.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 1:10-6:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
Crop Circles; (8-13-2005); Spaceship; Mowing Devil;
UFO; "Can fishes build things?" (Stéphan G. Reebs,
Université de Moncton, Canada, 2011)


If UFOs are making
crop circles above ground,
who's doing it in the sea?
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 1:10-6:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
"Magic: an elephant painting an elephant"
(By Alon Avissar, weirdmagic.biz, November 2010)
"Elephants traded timber-hauling for easel-painting"
(Chiang Mai Elephant Camp, Thailand, 8-4-2012)


Eight elephants painted
8 feet x 39-feet canvas
"Cold Wind, Swirling Mist".
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 1:10-6:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
"Elephant Makes Quite The Impression" (9-19-2012);
"Mystery Behind Deep-Sea Crop Circles off Japan's Coast Solved" (9-20-2012); Inspired by marvellous artworks done without hands, composed this poem


"Nature's Miracles:
From Most Massive to the Minute"
art without effort & with much toil.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 7:30-8:55 pm
Stanford Theatre; James Whale directs "Waterloo Bridge" (1931); Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd, Frederick Kerr, Bette Davis, Ethel Griffies; (YouTube: 1, 2); (Film Reviews: 1, 2, 3)


Mae Clarke had grapefruit
shoved in her face by Cagney

but did well in this film.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 9:05-10:25 pm
Palo Alto, Stanford Theatre; James Whale directs "Impatient Maiden" (1932); with Mae Clarke, Lew Ayres, Una Merkel, Andy Devine, John Halliday, Ethel Griffies; (YouTube); (Film Reviews: 1, 2, 3)


She moved into free
luxury loft of her boss
but felt empty without love.
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 1:00-10:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
"Bon appétit! Julia at 100" (Radcliffe celebrates Julia Child); Alex Prud'homme's "My Life in France";
(By Colleen Walsh, Harvard Gazette, 9-26-2012)


Julia and Paul Child lived
on Irving Street, Cambridge
near Harvad Yard for four decades.
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 1:00-10:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
"Controlling behavior, remotely" (Researchers use precise lasers to manipulate neurons in worms' brains); (Peter Reuell, Harvard Gazette, 9-25-2012)


Lasers used to control
a worm's brain in any
direction they wish.
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 1:00-10:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
OP-ED: Fighting Over God's Image (By Edward J. Blum & Paul Harvey, NY Times, 9-27-2012);
Warner Sallman's "Head of Christ" (1941)


18th century colonists
didn't have Jesus or God
shown in their churches.
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 1:00-10:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
"Andy Williams, a TV Star When Variety Shows Were Just Hanging On" (Bill Carter, NY Times, 9-26-2012)
Andy Williams Dies at 84" (Anita Gates, 9-27-2012)


Andy Williams sang
"Moon River" at 1962 Oscars
and made the song his own.
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 1:00-10:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
While watching Audrey Hepburn singing "Moon River", Poster commented (1:12 in 2:17 video) "is the most beautiful picture I have ever seen of anyone!!"
Source: Postcards From Far Away (5 Dec 2010)


Screenshot of Audrey smiling
was sharpened in Photoshop
before finding larger copy.
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 1:00-10:00 pm
Palo Alto: Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
Ramana Maharshi: Waking, Dream, & Deep sleep; Michael James: "Waking life is just another dream"; Timothy Conway: "This Is All A Dream"; Major Chadwick's Dream Incident; Rupert Spira: Deep Sleep


Dream and waking states
are made of the same mind-stuff
as deep sleep— without effort.
Friday, September 28, 2012, 3:30-8:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill Krause Center of Innovation
"Freedom in motion" (Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi outlines vision for Burma in Kennedy School talk) (By Katie Koch, Harvard Gazette, 9-27-2012); Aung San Suu Kyi


Imprisoned for 15 years,
she believed that Burma
will adopt democracy.
Friday, September 28, 2012, 3:30-8:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill Krause Center of Innovation
"Speaking volumes" (Specialists in medieval sermon studies talk shop at Harvard); (By Corydon Ireland, Harvard Gazette, 9-27-2012)
; Pope Pius XII designated St. Claire as patron saint of TV in 1958

St. Clare of Assisi could
watch and listen to Mass
by looking at her bedroom wall.
Friday, September 28, 2012, 3:30-8:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill Krause Center of Innovation
Pins from WisdomPortal featured at online pinboard Pinterest showed they like my cat images (Renoir, Andy Warhol, Peter Milton, "Cat in the Tree" poem)


They're coming to my site
not for wisdom but for cats—
Ah— CatCities.com!
Friday, September 28, 2012, 3:30-8:30 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill Krause Center of Innovation
Pins from WisdomPortal not shown at online pinboard PinterestLevitation, Platonic Lambda, Numbers, Doves, Books, Moon, Tarot Hare, Braque, Monet


Levitation, numbers,
Platonic Lambda— treasures
some found at WisdomPortal.
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 1:00-1:40 pm
Mountain View: Friend takes me grocery
shopping at Safeway (1750 Miramonte Ave)
and to Showers Drive on time to catch
2:20 pm Bus #40 to Foothill College


Potato salad,
spinach, cucumber, bananas,
strawberry yogurt, orange juice.
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 2:48-5:00 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill Krause Center of Innovation
"Travis Snider impersonates Michael Jordan, Spider-Man while making amazing catch" (By Kevin Kaduk, Yahoo! Sports, 9-27-2012); Baseball uniform #23


Pirates' Travis Snider (#23)
climbs fence to rob Mets'
Mike Baxter of a home run.
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 2:48-5:00 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill Krause Center of Innovation
"Buddhist statue from 1938 Nazi expedition in Tibet was carved from thousands-year old meteorite"
(By Frank Jordans, Yahoo! News, 9-27-2012)


Haloed "Iron Man"
with swastika on chest, orb,
Λ-trousers & varada mudra.
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 2:48-5:00 pm
Los Altos Hills: Foothill Krause Center of Innovation
"UFO or Lens Flare in Google Street View? You Decide" (By Anthony Castellano, ABC NEWS, 9-28-2012); Andrea Dove found UFO using Google Maps


Using Street View Option
in Google Maps, she spotted
UFO in Jacksonville, Texas.
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 1:45-5:45 pm
San Mateo County: Pescadero County Park
Hike from Hoffman Bridge Old Haul Road,
Pomponio Trail, Jones Gulch Trail


Crossed Pescadero Creek
on slippery rocks without
falling into the waters.
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 1:45-5:45 pm
San Mateo County: Pescadero County Park
Hiking on Jones Gulch Trail to Valley of Giants
flat; found no signs except on trees & got lost


Circling Rainbow Trail,
met camp guide Sarah
who drove us back to car.
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 7:30-8:55 pm
Stanford Theatre; James Whale directs "One More River" (1934); Diana Wynyard, Colin Clive, Frank Lawton, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Jane Wyatt, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith, Lionel Atwill, Edward E. Clive; (YouTube: 1, 2); (Film Reviews: 1, 2, 3)


Sadistic husband hires detective
to prove wife's infidelity
though her love was platonic.
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 9:05-10:27 pm
Palo Alto, Stanford Theatre; William Wyler directs "Counsellor at Law" (1933); with John Barrymore, Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon, Isabel Jewell, Melvyn Douglas, Thelma Todd, Richard Quine; (YouTube); (Film Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4)


Barrymore's finest performance
as fast-talking lawyer
whose secretary loves him.
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 11:30 pm-2:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coast-am.com
George Knapp interviews Nancy Evans Bush (Bio, Web); "Distressing NDEs"; BOOKS: "Dancing Past the Dark: Distressing Near-Death Experiences"; Distressing Visionary Events: What to do when you're there in the room; Interview; YouTube


NDEs without white light
but empty space telling her
"you don't exist, life is a joke."
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 11:00 pm-2:00 am
KKSF 910 AM: Coast-to-Coast-am.com
George Noory interviews Linda Moulton Howe (Bio, Web); "Mysterious Pyramid, Puzzling DNA, & Angelic Light"; BOOKS: Mysterious Lights and Crop Circles; Glimpses of Other Realities: High Strangeness (Volume II); Google's "Lens Flares" & UFOs


Underground stone pyramid
in Alaska is thousands-year old
power generator that's kept secret.



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