Begin the January 2013 issue of 21st-Century Music,
as Harriet is off via the Vallejo Ferry to San Francisco with Tony, Tisha, and Claire.
afternoon of sun and clouds to the
Apple Store -- configuring the audio on the new MacBook Pro, authorizing the repair of the old computer and following up with questions re transferring data from one to another.
Return home for a peaceful
evening with H, early reports on the East Coast from Bette and George, even more Ken Burns, and musical sketches (Double Piano Concerto: III, 26). Happy New Year to all! With a new blog tomorrow, inshallah, at markalburger2013.blogspot.com.
Still more computer and sketches (Double Piano Concerto: III, 25) and Ken Burns's The National Parks, Harriet out for a bit helping to deck out Tisha's new music studio, late seafoody lunch, then out -- surprise, surprise -- on the Alamo Creek Bike Trail, but reversing course from our initial journey, weeks ago, on Nut Tree Road,
now easterly past Rachel's
(now in its 12th year after a young teen's tragic and untimely death)
with views back to the Vaca Mountains,
and on past Dumbarton Oaks
in the fading light to a
on brief errands, and head back to complete an ABA (ternary!) for the day.
More computer, continued sketching, taking in Ken Burns's The National Parks: America's Best Idea --
in the evening,
out to the
(but for the first time in awhile,
specifically since the trip there-and-back to Seattle),
its identity Road to the
northwestern end, near the inaccessible (or so one still assumes) Lagoon Mountain Pass (from this side, that is) and
back in the
Dinner, for the most part as a welcome gift from Bette and George, at Red Lobster (got to have that Admiral's Platter). More Burns and composition late (Double Piano Concerto: III, 24).