36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 040: A typical day?


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 40 — A typical day?
11-September-1971 (Sat.)


Typical day.

I enjoy doing what I’m doing now. I practice on the horn (usually enough) and then if I have time, on the guitar–for relaxation.

I also do a lot of reading. Some studying of German, and of music (not as much as I would like), during the day. At night, I read something for pleasure, and to go to sleep by.

I also try to have time for business and pleasure. Usually business prevails—shopping, writing letters, but if it is nice out[side] at all, I will try to take a walk.

If I can intensify my studying a little, and keep this routine for the rest of the year—I should learn quite a bit.


A typical day, back in 1971. I’m starting my daily routine that I set up a couple of days ago, and appear to happy about it. Whenever I talk about
business, it means the daily routine of living such as eating, doing the laundry, and shopping.

It’s ironic that I start of today’s journal with “Typical day.” September 11, as the world tragically learned, is no longer a typical day after 2001. I can only hope that we can move to solve all of these complex problems of today’s current world. Was the world safer in 1971 even with the cold war, communism, the threat of nuclear war, the Korean peninsula, and especially, the Vietnam War? Because of the Vietnam War, I would say no. If it were only the cold war, communism, and threat of nuclear war, I would say it
feels more dangerous today.

This will not be a political blog.

The world, as history shows, has always had major problems and has managed to resolve or accommodate conflicts, problems, and issues. We need to continue to do so—for all people, and for the survival of mankind and the Earth.

This blog, and other ventures I hope to bring about, are about people. You, me, everyone.


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