36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 086: Brother Mike is coming to ski


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

Day 86 — Brother Mike is coming to ski
27-October-1971 (Wed.)


Been practicing a lot these last few days. Horn, piano, and guitar. I’m beginning to notice that when you practice (correctly), and do so continuously (every day), improvement comes about and it becomes easier to play. I notice it most on the guitar and piano. On the horn—well, sometimes it seems like it’s easier. I hope I can keep up this type of routine every day (I doubt it). I’ve also been studying German everyday (for the last 3 days). That should help.

Got package of clothes from home. Sweaters, etc. The clothes were welcomed.

Got a letter from Mike [my brother] also. He says he is definitely coming here to ski this winter. That should be great. I hope we’ll work something out.


Routine. The routine of practicing continues. I see improvement on guitar and piano, and some on the horn.

Home sweet home. I’m missing home, certainly. And a package from my family certainly warms my heart, my spirit, and my body—winter is approaching. That’s what mom’s and families do—help out. It is appreciated.

Brother Mike. My brother Mike is the second oldest of our clan. I’m the oldest of the bros. Mike is the expert mechanic, his profession for most of his life. I owe many a resurrected car to him and his expertise. Mike is also an expert skier. My being in Europe has inspired him to take his first European ski adventure in the Alps. We’ll have to see where. It will be good to see him.

So, long for now.


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