Writing #1 (Cash Flow)

My spending catches up with me, creating a delicate situation at the end of October

Some procrastination, things that could have been accomplished far in advance

But the critical day arrives and Patou negotiates a series of financial manuevers
-direct payment of card
-advance and then shuffling funds

And the banks let him down.
One Credit Card did not make the payment
The second credit card saw two transactions for the same amount to the same account, then flagged and deleted the transaction

A call to the Big Bank explained they couldn’t do anything (and that paying their Credit Cards with their Advance was not allowed (and could be negated or not allowed in the future)

So Monday arrives with disappointment
The payment to the Credit Card rushes through
Although the advance from that same bank, never arrives

Patou’s account with the small-bank is over-drawn
So he calls that bank
They answer the phone and address him by his name
(no Social Security Number or Account Number)

And they may charge him $35 and let it fly

So . . .
Why do you patronize these other Banks?
-Pay $95 to Chase
-Use the Air France Card for mileage and rewards that will never materialize

-American Express
-Capital One Cash Rewards
-Discover Rewards

And Save for Later:
-Bank of America


He was one of the most forward thinking, creative and intellectually energetic people. He was brilliant, eccentric, a sweet gentle soul and a humanitarian.
Paul Obi

Paul Obis, who started Vegetarian Times magazine, dies https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/ct-met-paul-obis-obituary-20180705-story.html

Paul Obis’s Vegetarian Times thrived partly by including profiles of meat-shunning celebs ranging from Madonna to Killer Kowalski https://www.wsj.com/articles/paul-obis-gave-up-meat-founded-vegetarian-times-and-later-had-second-thoughts-1530888748

Jim Weinstein

Music of the Baroque

Bach & the Italians (Harris Theater)
Monday, November 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM ACD
There are too many excuses to stay home on a freezing Monday weeknight

Holiday Brass & Choral Concerts (St. Michael’s in Old Town)
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM ACD
So many things to do that I ended up doing nothing
“Tired by doing nothing”

Alison Balsom Plays Haydn (Harris Theater)
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM ACD
Out to St. Chuck

A Perfect Failure

Lessons learned,
Need a seat partner a space holder


The Steadfast Tin Solider ACD
Ate Cardboard – moved tickets from December to January, skipped January 23rd on a messy day there where I biked to work without a much needed fender and sat in wet clothes (stinging flakes of snow in the eyes)
That part of winter which gets messy with a combination of cold, wind, snow and ice
Topped by a bike accident, where the bike slid-out-from-under me on wet concrete foyer at train station (fairly minor, hugely symbolic)


Her Honor Jane Byrne


Lookingglass Alice