36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 162: I'm back!

Day 162 — I’m Back!
11-January-1972 (Dienstag–Tue.)

It’s been almost two months since I’ve blogged. Life in 2008 has been very hectic, with no time to concentrate on blogging. Just like Arnold,
The Terminator, I’m terminating that silence. It's back to the past! I’m blogging again.

To read these back posts, use my "Catch-up" posting, or look to the Monthly Archives in the right column.

I’m back!

Day 106: Raindrops and ripples

Day 106 — Raindrops and ripples
16-November-1971 (Tue.)

2007 is the focus of today’s post. I have had a few major events occur in a short period of time causing me to become overwhelmed and stressed. Things will be ok. In this short period, I think of a new way to look at life’s events—
raindrops and ripples.

In 1971, my concern over some silly students who have a lot of money to go skiing, and to the Caribbean, for holiday vacations now seems very inconsequential.


Day 057: Hot cold, Ying Yang

Day 57 — Hot cold, Ying Yang
28-September-1971 (Tues.)

Experiencing the opposites of life, a bad hair day turns into a good hair day. Hair aside, I find a room to live in for the remainder of the year. It’s a great day.

A double-bill of two light Italian operas,
Cavalleria rusticano and Paglicacci at the Volksoper makes it even better.

Day 021: Busy, busy. Why am I writing this blog?

Day 21 — Busy, busy. Why am I writing this blog?
23-August-1971 (Mon.)

• “I’m busy, dude.” For myself, it’s busy in both 1971 and 2007 and in between.
• I revisit the reasons as to why I am writing this blog…

Mostly, to

• Encourage the "young" and the "graduated."
• Encourage the “middies” and “oldsters.”
• Be creative.
• Never give up.
• Follow those dreams.