Uncle Roger's Notebooks of Daily Life
My life is, to me, ripe with frequent challenges, occasional successes, spontaneous laughter, adequate tears, and enough *life* to last me a lifetime. To you, however, it surely seems most pedestrian. And therefore, I recycle the name I used previously and call this my Notebooks of Daily Life. Daily, because it's everyday in nature, ordinary. These conglomeration of events that are my life are of interest to me because I live it, perhaps mildly so to those who are touched by it, and could only be of perverse, morbid curiosity to anyone else. Yet, I offer them here nonetheless. Make of them what you will, and perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.
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Friday, October 29, 2004
The second features Utah Phillips, a true living treasure. If you've ever had any bit of a notion to hop on a boxcar and ride the rails, this is the singer and storyteller for you. There's a train that runs past the office building, but it's a commuter line and doesn't go very far; I don't think I'm in too much danger of going on walkabout from being so close. Anyway, that concert is happening on January 6, 2005, another Thursday, but I think there's enough time to prepare for this one.
I'd also love to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo again; they're playing in Berkeley on February 3, 2005. I dunno if we'll make that one, but I think the kids would enjoy it. They'll also be in Santa Rosa on the 5th and in Carmel on the 8th.
I don't know how many of these we'll get to, but it's better to try and not make it than to not try at all. And you happen to be available on any of those dates, I highly recommend marking your calendar now. You'll thank me later.
It's Friday and, for some reason, that makes things a little better than other days. It's the day before the weekend -- the last day of having to do what someone else (employer/client/etc.) wants me to do before I get two days to do what I (Rachel and the kids) want to do.