Notes… Day

Rule #1: If you can’t sing well, then sing loud! The waiters did a pretty good job of it on “Happy Birthday to You!” All in all, a good way to end my birthday in Honolulu. Maybe I’ll do it again next year. Thanks to my friends and relatives who helped to make it a […]

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Notes… Day

We can see Alcatraz from our room. Didn’t even know the ship was moving.

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Notes… Day

Heading toward the SF Cruise Terminal at 12:45pm. Can’t get out of town soon enough.

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Sh’ma Koleinu

Choral Director Rita Lilly (right) led the Lafayette Christian Church choir this morning in a wonderfully sensitive performance of my composition, “Sh’ma Koleinu” (Hear Our Voice). I was honored to be present for the service as Pastor Steve Borgard spoke of the tragic shooting in Pittsburgh, and Rabbi Jay Asher LeVine from Temple Isaiah delivered […]

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A Slice and a Coke

This morning I looked at lifehacker.com as I do most mornings, and found a video episode of “How I Work,” which I particularly enjoyed. Scott Wiener operates scottspizzatours.com in NYC, and began his video with a reminiscence of how, as a boy, he’d bought his first lunch, a slice of pizza and a Coke, for […]

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Day 170 + 3

I want to thank my friends, old and new, for your caring support, for cheering me on, for your thoughtful comments, and for continuing to worry about me during the 170 days of my journey. This includes my friends and relatives, and classmates from Wantagh High School, Boston University, UC Berkeley, and CSU East Bay, […]

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Day 170 + 2

Life is indeed different in First Class. Roger and I ate an early breakfast and we were out of the house at 7 am. He and his family own real estate developments and properties in New Jersey, and we visited them on the way to Newark airport, all the while trading stories. There’s something special […]

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Day 170 + 1

All day I thought about the strange emptiness I’m feeling. Some possible reasons: I no longer have to wonder where I’ll be sleeping tonight. (In a motel? A pasture? Behind a mound of asphalt? In someone’s backyard?) I don’t have to worry about drinking water, and certainly don’t have to carry a gallon in my […]

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Day 170

As promised, Roger picked me up at 7:30 am, and we headed off to IHOP for Swedish pancakes. Then we drove to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I walked the last few miles into the iconic beach town and down to the boardwalk, where I took off my shoes and socks, waded in, and… Poof!  My journey […]

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Day 169

My attempt to attend Shabbat services at a local congregation this morning fizzled when I discovered too late that their online schedule was inaccurate. So instead I walked five miles through “Old Salisbury” and beyond, had an early lunch, and checked into the motel where I’ll be spending my final night in Maryland. Tomorrow morning I’m […]

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