Friday, October 29, 2004
Ms. P. grew up in Oxford, where her father was doing post-doc work in biochemistry. This hand-drawn map of the university shows all the points of interest. Around the border are all of the individual colleges including when they were founded (some in the 1200s) and the famous men (all men) who went there.
Thursday, October 28, 2004
Max's Opera Cafe, a restaurant that makes wonderful Jewish deli food and features a piano bar with singing servers, is closing at the end of October 2004. This is Don Zacharias (who happens to be my doctor) playing the piano on the final Thursday night.
Paul G. moved here from Indianapolis. He is a software engineer who also has played piano for community theater. We talked about Music Circus a little. He had these prints on the wall by David Csicsko, a Chicago artist who has done graphics and stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church.
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Mrs. H., in the fabulous forties (one of Sacramento's best neighborhoods) is gunning for the clutter championship. There are piles of loose paper all over the place on the floor. Ms. V.T., who already is director of music at a Catholic church and has an audiology business, is opening an antique store. She has some Depression wine glasses in her cabinet that she says are worth $125 each. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture. Next time, I'll be more alert and nervy.