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Working before Christmas. I wish I didn't have to work these 4 days before Christmas eve and Christmas, when almost every one else seems to be off. Oh, well, maybe I'll catch up on some things.

Had a nice pre-Christmas dinner over in the Valley - the predicted snow didn't hit our area, though the Richmond area evidently got a thunder snow shower of about an inch. I cooked the turkey breast, but as usually Sharon cooked all the many other things. Roger and daughters were finishing up putting their tree decorations.

Saturday we went downtown to a busy mall with lots of mall vendors; and then over to Tims to have Deej snap their Christmas photos; which got me busy settting up a 2004 Holiday web page at http://www.people.virginia.edu/~dbc/xmas/2004/xmas2004.html
which took me late into Saturday evening and very early Sunday morning.

Cold this Monday morning, with the birds in the yard scrambling to get seeds from the empty bird feeder, which we filled before we left for work. …
New Fall 2004 Semester

Ah, another new semester and another trip to the Madison South Asia conference coming up. So far I've done 4 ENWR classes/sessions, pretty interesting topics. Yesterday's was on the American Dream related to work, wages, etc.

I've been enjoying reading books, ficition, for the first time in almost 30 years, since I joined or started an reading club in May 2004. Recently I sent out several posts to that egroup, all on the writings of Gita Mehta; mainly her books River Sutra and Raj.

Almost a cold day today - wonder if there will still be some okra and hot peppers in our remted public gardent plot. Did we have our first frost last night?


I wonder what's going on with you, in your life recently? Seems like most of the stuff I'm doing is pretty normal, though some of it is very interesting?

Also what MUSIC have you listened to in the last couple of years, that's been exiting to you, that you've gone out and bought or wished you had bought. See my last couple paragraphs below about some of the stuff I'm listening to.

We are having the Virginia Festival of the BOOK this week and week-end (24-29 March 2004). I went to readings of translated works by India and Pakistan authors yesterday afternoon, while Deej was going to hear well-known book reviews (Michael Dirda of the Washington Post for one), and I will try to see and hear Ondaatje (English Patient and Anil's Ghost) and Victoria Sanford (the model for the protaganist in Anil's Ghost) this afternoon. Garrison Keillor was another headliner, among the 100 or so authors at this 10th anniversary of this festival. You can see more about it, i…