I got up early this morning. I had been interested in a bird walk at Hagerman National Wildlife Reserve, an hour north. But instead I got up early and worked on two work matters. The temperature was moderate but a powerful breeze was chilling the air. I walked in the woods in Suncreek Park, listening to Radio New Zealand--for a while they played the Maori Hour, but then a disk jockey spun Jethro Tull's "Living in the Past" and that song by Ambrosia that is also a bit about living in the past.
My wife and I went to Panda Express for lunch, where I had string bean chicken, broccoli beef and mixed vegetables. In the afternoon I worked on family paperwork matters. I made great progress. In the late afternoon, I spoke with my brother and some other folks, ensuring that things were tied down rather than floating. I want to do more paperwork tomorrow, but also to take a nice walk or two.
I made some samples from an Indonesian flute I bought at an imports store some years ago for 1 dollar and 95 cents. I will make more samples, and then put them into electronic software to make new sounds.
I listened to a podcast interview of a birdwatch group leader in rural Ireland. I like that the internet lets one get small-town broadcasts from all kinds of places.
In the late afternoon, the wind quelled a bit. I took Beatrice for a walk. Barn Swallows dive-bombed the park pond. A happy mixed-breed hound said "hi" to Beatrice, who tolerated this kind dog's friendliness. His owner said that the mixed-breed did not have a mean bone in his body, and I believed him.
We tried to go to Lone Star Steakhouse, but we ended up at the seafood place off the 75 access road near Taste of Poland. Its name will come back to me later. The ruby-red mesquite-grilled trout was divine.
Tonight we watched the movie "Gifted" on television. It put me in a great mood.
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