HAIKUS: July 2010

By Peter Y. Chou

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.

Thursday, July 1, 2010, 11:01-11:04 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: George Gershwin, Summertime,
Aria for opera "Porgy & Bess"
, (1935)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2), Lyrics

Summertime morning—
Fish jumpin' and cotton
is high kissing the sky.
Thursday, July 1, 2010, 3:30-7:00 pm
Stanford University, Cummings Art Library
Rudy sent me NASA Image from Hubble
Telescope: Red Rectangle Nebula

Fluttering butterfly
with wings of light soars
to her Unicorn lover.
Thursday, July 1, 2010, 9:15-10:15 pm
Stanford University Oval: Hitchhiked ride
with Donald Ao who offered to drive me home,
out of his way to Dumbarton Bridge & Freemont

We have hour chat on
creativity, intuition,
and gut feelings.
Friday, July 2, 2010, 1:00-2:00 am
KSFO 560 AM: Coast-to-Coast.am
George Noory interviews Joshua P. Warren,
"Creating a Ghost" & retrieving past from rooms

He's creating ghosts,
tulpa, and retrieving
past info from a room.
Friday, July 2, 2010, 10:03-10:10 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: John Williams,
"Hymn to the Fallen" from film
"Saving Private Ryan" (1998)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2)

Hymn to the fallen
troops of World War II—
music for the soul to soar.
Friday, July 2, 2010, 12:19 pm
Stanford University, Hoover Tower
and Nathan Cummings Art Building
Asked sparrow to stay while putting
chip in camera to take two photos (1, 2)

Wait little sparrow—
Are you the one who came
to me four days ago?
Saturday, July 3, 2010, 11:26-11:34 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Edward MacDowell,
"Woodland Sketches, Op. 51, #1: To a Wild Rose"
(1896), Listen, (CD), (YouTube: 1, 2)

The Wild Rose Maiden—
a fairy princess dancing
slowly in the woods.
Saturday, July 3, 2010, 2:00-5:40 pm
Los Altos Library: Printing Wikipedia film plots
to Stanford Theatre's Summer 2010 Schedule &
Coast-to-Coast.am schedule & (summaries: 1, 2)

Jim Karol memorized
80,000 zip codes and
thousands of digits of π.
Sunday, July 4, 2010, 9:02-9:04 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: John Newton,
"Amazing Grace" (1779)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2)

Amazing Grace— how sweet
the sound— I once was lost
but now am found.
Sunday, July 4, 2010, 10:57-11:03 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Samuel Augustus Ward,
"America the Beautiful" (1882), Listen, (CD),
Katharine Lee Bates (lyrics), (YouTube: 1, 2)

O beautiful for spacious
skies— America!
From sea to shining sea!
Monday, July 5, 2010, 9:45-9:55 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,
Scheherazade, Op. 35, "Sinbad" (1888)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2)

One adventurous tale
after another— on and on
for 1001 nights.
Monday, July 5, 2010, 9:55-9:58 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel,
"Bist du bei mir" ("Be Thou With Me") (1896)
Listen, (CD), (YouTube: 1, 2)

Be Thou with me in
waking, dream, sleep— behind
them all— Pure Consciousness.
Monday, July 5, 2010, 12:43-5:33 pm
Saratoga-Cupertino: Upper Stevens Creek
Four-hour hike on Grizzly Flat Trail
to Stevens Creek with gurgling brooks

No bright flowers here
but Stevens Creek is lovely
with its scenic streams.
Monday, July 5, 2010, 7:30-9:15 pm
Sunnyvale, Merit Vegan Cuisine
548-2 Lawrence Expressway; Tasty
Dinner with friend & Buddhist Nuns

Perception can change
envy to delight— Buddha's
lesson in mindfulness.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 11:26-11:34 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Pablo de Sarasate,
Zigeunerweisen, Op.20 "Gypsy Airs" (1878),
Listen, CD, (YouTube: Perlman, Heifetz, Chang)

Sarasate's Gypsy Airs
full of romantic passion
for young lovers.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 1:10-2:50 pm
Mountain View: Friend takes me grocery
shopping at Walgreens (Grant Road)
and Safeway (2580 California Street)

Eggs, banana nut cereal,
muesli, wheat crackers,
salad dressings, ice cream.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 9:52-9:58 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: James Galway plays
Gabriel Faure, (Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)
Pavane in F-sharp minor, Op. 50 (1887)

A stately court dance
in the palace ballroom
or in the rose garden.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 11:09-11:16 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Gordon Hunt plays
Domenico Zipoli, Listen, CD, (YouTube: 1, 2),
Elevazione for Oboe, Cello and Strings (1715)

This Paraguay priest
uplifts our spirit with
his ascension music.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 1:30-1:55 pm
Mountain View to Stanford University:
Friend gives me ride to Cummings Art Library.
Saw parked car with license plate "5PAN180"

license plate for "two-sided
stirred pan-fried noodles".
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2:00-7:00 pm
Stanford University, Cummings Art Library
Formatted 59 photos from camera chip to USB
of Sunday July 4 hike at El Corte De Madera

Took photos of Redwoods,
Madrone Trees, rocks
in creek
, and banana slug.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 9:10 pm
Stanford Oval: David from Toastmasters
picks me up hitchhiking to Cal-Train Station;
When Bus #22 left at 9:18 pm, he drove ahead
to El Camino and Galvez Street to catch bus.

David from Toastmasters
gives me ride to Galvez
to catch Bus #22.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 11:00 pm-2:00 am
KSFO 560 AM: Coast-to-Coast AM, George Noory
interviews Patrick Cooke (Web site); "Prophecy & Current Events" (Greatest Deception: Bible UFO Connection, Lost Books of Bible: Real Apocrypha)

Revelation 8:8 & Hopi prophecies
on sea turning black
point to Gulf oil spill.
Thursday, July 8, 2010, 9:43-9:55 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Osmo Vänskä plays (Listen),
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony #6 in F major,
Op. 68 "Pastoral"
(1808), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2)

Pastoral Symphony
was inspired by Beethoven's
walk in the woods.
Thursday, July 8, 2010, 10:22-10:25 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Henry Purcell,
Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Suite (1695) Listen, CD, (YouTube: 1, 2), "Hole in the Wall"

I did English Country Dance
Hole in the Wall while
folkdancing at Cornell.
Thursday, July 8, 2010, 1:30-9:45 pm
Palo Alto, Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
Formatting 42 Photos of Monday July 5th Hike
at Upper Stevens Creek from camera chip to USB

Took photos of Dandelion,
Douglas Fir, Arcade Tree,
and Gurgling Brooks.
Thursday, July 8, 2010, 1:30-9:45 pm
Palo Alto, Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
Finished web page of 57 photo collage
of July 4th Hike to El Corte De Madera

Six hours hiking from
Star Hill Road to South Leaf Trail
and Redwoods in between.
Friday, July 9, 2010, 9:43-9:55 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra plays Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Pancake Letter),
Serenade for Strings in C: Waltz, Op. 48 (1880)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Serenade for Strings
stirs me from sleep this morning—
I awake to dance!
Friday, July 9, 2010, 10:54-11:00 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Lang Lang
plays Ruggiero Leoncavallo,
Valse Mignonne (1886)
Listen, CD, (YouTube)

Valse Mignonne— sweet waltz
to dance in a garden
with the summer breeze.
Friday, July 9, 2010, 7:30-9:00 pm
Stanford Theatre, Alfred L. Werker
directs "The House of Rothschild" (1934),
George Arliss, Boris Karloff, Loretta Young,
Robert Young, C. Aubrey Smith, (YouTube)

History of Rothschild's
rise to power in banking
during Napoleon era.
Friday, July 9, 2010, 9:10-10:25 pm
Stanford Theatre, John G. Adolphi directs
"The Working Man" (1933), starring George Arliss,
Betty Davis, Theodore Newton, Hardie Albright,
(NY Times Film Review, April 21, 1933)

George Arliss as John Reeves
teaches his rival's children
the shoe business.
Saturday, July 10, 2010, 10:26-10:36 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Gustavo Dudamel
conducts Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
in Arturo Márquez, Danzón #2 (1994)
Listen, CD, (YouTube)

Woke up this morning
to rousing music by Márquez
conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
Saturday, July 10, 2010, 10:36-10:39 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Sir Neville Marriner
conducts Luigi Boccherini, Minuet from
String Quintet in E, Op. 13, #5 (1771)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Boccherini's Minuet
at the palace ball—
great music for dancing!
Sunday, July 11, 2010, 10:04-10:07 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Han-na Chang
plays Camille Saint-Saens,
Carnival of the Animals: #13 The Swan (1886),
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Socrates dreamt swan
landing on his bosom
and the next day Plato came.
Sunday, July 11, 2010, 10:45-10:51 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Paul Bateman
plays & conducts Craig Armstrong,
William Shakespeare's Romeo+Juliet (1996)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2)

Romantic music for
Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet
balcony scene
Sunday, July 11, 2010, 6:20-7:20, 9:50-10:30 pm
Stanford Theatre, George Marshall directs
"Destry Rides Again" (1939) James Stewart,
Marlene Dietrich, Brian Donlevy, Mischa Auer
(YouTube: Destry in bar, Frenchy sings, Catfight)

Marlene Dietrich
as Frenchy sings & wrestles
in stellar performance.
Sunday, July 11, 2010, 7:30-9:40 pm
Stanford Theatre, Alfred Hitchcock directs
"Vertigo" (1958), starring Jimmy Stewart,
Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore,
(YouTube: Trailer. Start Titles, Selected Scenes)

Hitchcock's Vertigo
voted second greatest film
after Citizen Kane.
Monday, July 12, 2010, 10:55-11:01 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Daniel Hope plays
Traditional, Greensleeves to a Ground (1580)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2), Lyrics

Greensleeves music takes
me for a slow stroll through
serene scenes of Nature.
Monday, July 12, 2010, 10:55-11:01 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Johannes Brahms,
Symphony #1 in C minor, Op.68 (1855-1876)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2)

It took Brahms two decades
to write his First Symphony
honoring Beethoven.
Monday, July 12, 2010, 12:04-12:09 pm
KDFC 102.1 FM: Andre Rieu plays
Dmitri Shostakovich, Jazz Suite #2, Waltz #2 (1938)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2)

I could waltz to this
music all year long
like the Earth around the Sun.
Monday, July 12, 2010, 2:40-3:30 pm
Palo Alto, Gentle Dental: Teeth cleaning
by Joanie K Jones-Lefevre, Hygienist.
Metallic frog and butterfly on the wall

Chuang Tzu's butterfly dream
and frog in the well that
can't see the ocean.
Monday, July 12, 2010, 1:40-2:30, 3:40-10:05 pm
Palo Alto, Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
Writing 12 haikus of last four days
of music heard and films seen.

Found video clips to
House of Rothschild, Vertigo,
and Destry Rides Again.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 3:30 am
Home in Mountain View Asleep: Dream—
Flying low above floor of hallway.
At end of hall, flew through the wall.

Lots of space in
the atomic lattice of
solid wall to fly through.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 10:08-10:17 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Erich Kunzel conducts
Aram Khachaturian, Spartacus: Adagio (1954)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2), Notes

Composer visited Rome
of two millenia ago
to write Spartacus.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 12:35 pm
Stanford University, Cummings Art Library
Two small sparrows flying in the tree (photo).
Have I seen you here before hopping around?

Two birds in the tree
one sitting still, the other
eating and singing.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 12:45-4:30 pm
Stanford University, Cummings Art Library
212th anniversary of William Wordsworth's
poem "Tintern Abbey" (July 13, 1798)

Silent among the trees,
in a cave by his fire,
the hermit sits alone
serene and blessed.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 5:00-8:45 pm
Stanford University, Green Library Media Center
Viewing DVD of film "King Kong" (2005)
directed by Peter Jackson, starring Naomi Watts,
Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, (Trailer

King Kong loves Beauty—
the Real One, not just some
imitation of her.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 10:35-10:44 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Paul Dukas,
Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897)
Listen, CD, YouTube: Mickey Mouse

may grant your wishes—
but also reap much harm.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 11:25-11:35 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D, BWV1050 (1721)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2), Notes

Bach means "brook" in German—
but Beethoven proclaims
"Bach is an ocean!"
Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:51-11:57 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Bernard Herrmann,
Vertigo: Love Scene (1958), Listen, CD,
(YouTube: 1, 2), Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde"

Is Scottie's love for
Madeleine as noble as
Tristan and Isolde?
Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:25-11:35 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Ludwig van Beethoven
"Piano Sonata #14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 #2 'Moonlight'" (1801), (Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2)

Beethoven's Moonlight
is a romantic
hymn to the Moon.
Thursday, July 15, 2010, 3:00-6:10 pm
Los Altos Hills, Foothill Krause Center
Wrote 7/15 haikus and poem "Aumnivore"
inspired by photo & "Taittiriya Upanishad"

Aumnivore Pac-Man
ate up Platonic Lambda—
Soul of the Universe!
Thursday, July 15, 2010, 7:10-7:24 pm
Mountain View: San Antonio Road
On bench waiting for Bus #35 with
evening Sun shining on my face

O Holy Sun— Light up
this body, mind, & spirit—
Nourish me well!
Friday, July 16, 2010, 9:41-9:45 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Jay Ungar,
Civil War: Ashokan Farewell (1990),
Listen, CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4)

Wonderful music
to wake up this morning—
may my mind be inspired!
Friday, July 16, 2010, 12:30-3:30 pm
Stanford University, Cummings Art Library
"Mona Lisa x-ray reveals Da Vinci's light touch"
(ABC News, 7-16-2010), Louvre Closeup, Poem

Leonardo used dozens of
translucent layers of glaze
to make Mona Lisa's smile.
Friday, July 16, 2010, 7:30-9:10 pm
Stanford Theatre, Frank Borzage directs
"Desire" (1936), with Marlene Dietrich,
Gary Cooper, John Halliday, Akim Tamiroff,
Ernest Cossart, Alan Mowbray, (YouTube: 1, 2)

Jewel thief steals pearls
and hides them in Tom's pocket
who falls in love with her.
Friday, July 16, 2010, 9:20-10:45 pm
Stanford Theatre, Rouben Mamoulian directs
"City Streets" (1931), starring Gary Cooper,
Sylvia Sidney, Guy Kibbee, Paul Lukas,
Cinematograher: Lee Garmes, (YouTube)

Carnival sharpshooter
loves racketeer's daughter
tangling with gangsters.
Saturday, July 17, 2010, 10:56-11:00 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Sarah Chang plays Vivaldi,
"The Four Seasons: Summer", Op. 8 #2 (1723)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2)
(Shakespeare's Sonnet 14)

Shall I compare thee
to a summer's day?— Thou art
more lovely than the buds of May.
Saturday, July 17, 2010, 12:11-12:15 pm
KDFC 102.1 FM: Mstislav Rostropovich plays
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Andante Cantabile,
String Quartet #1 in D, Op. 11
, (1871)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Tchaikovsky's sadness
inspired him to compose
heart-rendering music.
Sunday, July 18, 2010, 11:06-11:09 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Natalie Clein
plays Sir Edward Elgar,
"Salut d'amour", Op. 12 (1889)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

May my love be like sunshine
giving you love and
illumined freedom.
Sunday, July 18, 2010, 11:41-11:45 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Herbert von Karajan
conducts Pietro Mascagni,
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo (1890)
(Listen, CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

This is sad music
of two men dueling
for the love of a woman.
Monday, July 19, 2010, 11:25-11:29 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: George Frederick Handel,
Acis & Galatea: As When the Dove Laments her Love (1719)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

The sea-nymph Galatea
loves Acis whose spirit
is filled with white light.
Monday, July 19, 2010, 11:32-11:55 am
Home in Mountain View: Reading Wallace Stevens;
"Not Ideas About the Thing but the Thing Itself", (YouTube), Robert Harrison's 1999 essay

The Colossal Sun rose
at six— this new
knowledge of reality.
Monday, July 19, 2010, 11:32-11:55 am
Mountain View: Reading Wallace Stevens;
"Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction",
Michael Bryson, Frank Kermode

The poem refreshes
life so that we share
an immaculate moment.
Monday, July 19, 2010, 3:20 pm
Stanford University, Serra Grove
Prayer to Boo-Qwilla Totem Pole—
Did Medicine Man get rid of my kidney stone?

Dr. Yamaguchi can't find
kidney stone in my x-ray—
Did Boo-Qwilla zap it away?
Monday, July 19, 2010, 3:30-6:15 pm
Stanford University, Cummings Art Library
Sending July 19, 2010 Garfield Comic Strip
to Prof. Jean-Pierre Dupuy for his "Time" class

Sometimes it seems like there
isn't time in the day to not do
all the things that need not doing.
Monday, July 19, 2010, 3:30-6:15 pm
Stanford University, Cummings Art Library
Wide-eyed primate caught on camera for first time;
Horton Plains slender loris thought to be extinct

Slender loris thought
to be extinct for 60 years
found in Sri Lanka.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 10:31-10:36 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Emile Waldteufel
Les Patineurs (Skaters' Waltz), Op. 183 (1882)
(Listen) CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Skaters' Waltz is fun
lilting music for dancing
on the winter ice.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 2:30-5:30 pm
Stanford University, Cummings Art Library
Line dance "My Next Love" by Fredric Kempe,
choreographer: Niels B. Poulsen, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Earth says "My next love
is not Sun or Moon but You
when we dance together."
Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 5:50-7:20 pm
Stanford Theatre: Wesley Ruggles directs
"I'm No Angel" (1933) starring Mae West,
Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold
Ralf Harolde, Kent Taylor, (Trailer, Titles)

Mae West as Tira
puts her head in lion's jaw
and fortune flows her way.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 7:30-9:45 pm
Stanford Theatre: Alfred Hitchcock
directs "North by Northwest" (1959)
starring Cary Grant, Eva Maria Saint,
James Mason & Martin Landau (Trailer)

Cary Grant was 29
with Mae West but
is 55 in this film.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 12:31-12:35 pm
KDFC 102.1 FM: Jon Lord,
"To Notice Such Things" (2010)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube), Title from
Thomas Hardy's poem "Afterwards"

Ben Hecht says Lee Garmes
was the most focused person
he knew in Hollywood.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 4:20-6:00 pm
Stanford University, Art Library— Ben Hecht:
Driving his car at 50 miles/hour, Lee Garmes saw
girl in car speeding in opposite direction, saying
"She was using daisies for cuff links, real daisies."

The camera was a brush
with which he painted—
his eyes saw more than all.
Thursday, July 22, 2010, 9:50-9:59 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Sir Georg Solti conducts
Ludwig van Beethoven (Listen) (CD)
Egmont Overture, Op. 84 (1810)
(YouTube: Claudio Abbado, Arturo Leonard)

Beethoven's music
moves me as he was inspired
by Goethe's drama.
Thursday, July 22, 2010, 10:24-10:28 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Helen Jane Long plays
Helen Jane Long, Eclipse (2006)
"Porcelain" album, (Listen) CD, (YouTube)
Eclipse Miracle, Cobra & Eclipse, Eclipse Poster

Earth, Sun, Moon— at right
distance for total eclipse—
a cosmic design?
Thursday, July 22, 2010, 10:28-10:36 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Andre Rieu plays
Johann Strauss, Jr. (Listen) CD, YouTube
On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314 (1867)

Strauss was up all night
till dawn by the Blue Danube
composing this waltz.
Thursday, July 22, 2010, 10:59-11:05 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: James Galway plays
Gabriel Faure, (Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)
Pavane in F-sharp minor, Op. 50 (1887)

Faure's Pavane lifts
my mind to soar through
the lovely scenes of Nature.
Thursday, July 22, 2010, 11:08-11:12 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet plays
Luigi Boccherini, Listen, CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)
Guitar Quintet #4 in D, "Fandango" (1788)

When Fandango plays—
snap my fingers, stomp my feet
and dance up a storm!
Thursday, July 22, 2010, 2:00-7:00 pm
Stanford Art Library: Cancelled today's
kidney stone surgery after Dr. Yamaguchi found
no stone in my x-ray (Imagery, O. Carl Simonton)

Did Pac-Man Aumnivore
gobble up my kidney stone
and everything else?
Thursday, July 22, 2010, 7:30 pm
Stanford University, Green Library
"Stonehenge twin 'Timberhenge' discovered with
radar imaging" (CSM, 7-22-2010, BBC News, IAA)

Wooden 'sister' of Stonehenge
found 900 meters away
25-meter (82 ft) diameter.
Thursday, July 22, 2010, 9:15-10:30 pm
Stanford University Oval: Donald Ao
meets me after his Marketing class and
gives me ride home. We chat till 10:30 pm

A man of courage—
working from dishwasher
to bank's vice president.
Friday, July 23, 2010, 12:00-2:00 am
KSFO 560 AM: Coast-to-Coast.am, George Noory
interviews Robert Moss, "Active Dreaming"
(Books: Dreamgate, History of Dreaming)

Shamanic drumming
can induce active dreaming
while we are awake.
Friday, July 23, 2010, 10:28-10:35 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: John Barry, Bio,
Somewhere in Time (1980), Notes,
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

He travels back 60 years
to find actress that
he loved once before.
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 11:40-11:42 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Leif Ove Andsnes plays
Isaac Albeniz, (Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3),
"España, Op. 165, #2, Tango in D (1890)

Beautiful music
to relax and listen
but better for tango.
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 11:55 am-12:01 pm
KDFC 102.1 FM: Johann Pachelbel,
Canon in D major (1680)
Listen, CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Pachelbel's Canon
uplifts my mind & spirit
each time this is played.
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 12:35-12:39 pm
KDFC 102.1 FM: Alexander Borodin,
String Quartet #2 in D major (1881)
"Baubles, Bangles, & Beads" (lyrics)
("Kismet" 1955 film), (Listen), (CD), YouTube

Full time chemist Borodin
composed this music
used in film Kismet.
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 6:00-6:10 pm
Los Altos Library: Missed 5:40 pm Bus #40
Hitchhiked at San Antonio Road and
corner of Library. Pierre gives me
a ride home. I give him two poems.

His name is the same
as eBay's founder CEO
Pierre gives me ride home.
Sunday, July 25, 2010, 10:43-10:51 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Gordon Hunt plays
Domenico Zipoli, Listen, CD, (YouTube: 1, 2),
Elevazione for Oboe, Cello and Strings (1715)

Ascend to heaven
by diving into your Inner
Self where true peace reigns.
Sunday, July 25, 2010, 11:22-11:28 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Daniel Hope plays Bach
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3) Notes, (1723)
Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043

No wonder Beethoven says
Bach is an ocean
that is infinite.
Sunday, July 25, 2010, 3:00-9:00 pm
Stanford University, Green Library
Typed 18 poems of Edward Hirsch
from his April 26 Stanford Reading

Hirsch honors Zooey
the way Christopher Smart
paid tribute to Jeoffry.
Sunday, July 25, 2010, 10:20-11:55 pm
KSFO 560 AM: Coast-to-Coast.am, George Knapp
interviews Nick Carr, "Assessing the Internet"
(Books: The Shallows, Reviews)

The Net distracts our brain
so we're less focused and
can't think more deeply.
Monday, July 26, 2010, 9:11-9:15 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Andrew Davis conducts
Georges Bizet, Listen, CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3),
L'Arlésienne Suite #2 (1879)

Woke up not in the bull ring
but to Bizet's lovely
L'Arlésienne Suite.
Monday, July 26, 2010, 9:37-9:42 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Angèle Dubeau plays
Ennio Morricone, "My Name Is Nobody" (1973)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3) Trailer

No need to make name
for oneself. I'm nobody—
just pure empty space.
Monday, July 26, 2010, 2:00-7:00 pm
Stanford University, Cummings Art Library
Ed Hirsch's "A Partial History of My Stupidity"
led me to this link Crazy Salad where I found
Mary Oliver's beautiful poem "The Sun" (1993)

Have you ever felt
such wild love as the Sun
embracing you with Light?
Monday, July 26, 2010, 2:00-7:00 pm
Stanford Art Library: 37 Days: Hafiz poem
Even after all this time / The sun never says to the
earth, "You owe Me." / Look what happens with /
A love like that, / It lights the Whole Sky.

Love without a balance sheet.
Love like the Sun—
Let my love be like that.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 10:07-10:15 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Franz Joseph Haydn,
Symphony #101 in D major "Clock" (1794)
Listen, CD, (YouTube: 1, 2)

Tick tock goes the Clock—
But where is Clock Maker,
the Cosmic Engineer?
Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 10:50-10:54 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Dmitri Shostakovich
"Jazz Suite #2: Waltz, Op. 50b" (1938)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

The Comet dances
around Orion, Cygnus,
and the Pleiades.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 3:15-8:50 pm
Palo Alto, Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
Typing Q&A Session of Edward Hirsch's
Stanford Poetry Reading (4-26-2010)

Hirsch sees that our earth
is not heaven, so we need
to care for its well-being.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 8:50-10:00 pm
Palo Alto, Foothill Middlefield Computer Lab
Formatting 31 photos from Lake Lagunita Walk
(July 18) from Canon camera chip to USB Drive

Photos of leisurely walk
around Lake Lagunita
came out well.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 1:45-1:53 pm
KDFC 102.1 FM: Renaud Capuçon
& Frank Braley play Franz Schubert,
"Trout" Quintet in A, Op. 114/D. 667 (1819)
(Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Gone fishing for trout—
Schubert surely caught something
with his Trout Quintet.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 4:00-7:00 pm
Stanford University, Cummings Art Library
Email from Donald Ao who gave me ride home
(July 22). He reads interesting books & sends
a link to Edgar Mitchell's Quantum Hologram

Universe is a hologram
like Indra's Net
connecting everything.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 9:25 pm
Walked three blocks on Palm Drive hitchhiking,
Gregory Pill gives me ride to Cal-Train Station.
He took Marketing class for his real estate business.
I tell him about WisdomPortal for enlightenment.

He has not picked up
hitchhiker in 20 years
but felt that I was safe.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 11:00 pm-2:00 am
KSFO 560 AM: Coast-to-Coast.am, George Noory
interviews Christian von Lahr, "Atlantis and 2012"
(Books: 2012 Drakôn, Magical Powers & Mystical Beings, If You Could Only See... A Gnome's Story)

Atlantis was Pangea
2012 marks midpoint
of human existence.
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 10:58-11:03 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Claude Debussy,
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune (1905), (Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4)

Debussy's Clair de Lune
pays homage to the Moon
beaming in our heart.
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 10:58-11:03 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Alexandre Desplat,
Twilight: New Moon: "The Meadow" (2009),
Film, (Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Music from Twilight:
New Moon: "The Meadow"

Love for vampire or werewolf?
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 1:30-6:10 pm
Los Altos Hill, Foothill College Krause Center
Richard emails paper "Another Force to Stabilize Proteins" (Chemical & Engineering News, July 14, 2010) on n→π* interaction of neighboring carbonyl oxygen orbitals in amino acids of proteins

Raines & Woolfson have
found another short-range
interaction in proteins.
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 1:30-6:10 pm
Los Altos Hill, Foothill College Krause Center
"Ship lost for more than 150 years is recovered" HMS Investigator found (Yahoo News, 7-29-2010); "Enchanted by Flowers: Emily Dickinson and Her Life as a Botanist" (Epoch Times, 7-29-2010, B2)

Emily's passion for plants—
one-third of her poems
allude to flowers.
Friday, July 30, 2010, 10:15-10:17 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Jon Nakamatsu
plays Frederic Chopin,
Mazurka #7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 59 #3 (1845), (Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Waking up to Chopin
in the morning is always
a pure delight!
Friday, July 30, 2010, 11:54-11:58 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Carl Davis
conducts John Williams,
Jurassic Park: Main Theme (1993),
Film, (Listen), CD, (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Trip to Jurassic Park
where voracious dinosaurs
could eat you up.
Friday, July 30, 2010, 7:30-9:30 pm
Stanford Theatre: Rouben Mamoulian directs
"Silk Stockings" (1957) starring Fred Astaire,
Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige, Peter Lorre
(Trailer, YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

Greta Garbo's Ninotchka
was better than this
remake Silk Stockings.
Friday, July 30, 2010, 9:40-11:02 pm
Stanford Theatre: Charles Walters
directs "The Belle of New York" (1952)
starring Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Alice Pearce,
Keenan Wynn & Marjorie Main (YouTube: 1, 2, 3)

When in love your feet
are in the air— Fred dances
well with Vera-Ellen.
Saturday, July 31, 2010, 11:42-11:45 am
KDFC 102.1 FM: Karl Jenkins,
Palladio "Diamond Music" (1996)
Listen, CD, (YouTube: 1, 2)

Karl Jenkins' Palladio
was used by De Beers
to sell their diamonds
Saturday, July 31, 2010, 4:10-6:15 pm
Los Altos Library: Satsang with Nancy on porch
of J. Gilbert Smith House on Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, AUM, turiya & Mandukya Upanishad

Her Aumnivore stone
is a spiral shell found
at Año Nuevo beach.

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