I met Bruce on a summer evening in 1984. I was hosting an evening dinner as a volunteer for the World Affairs Council. Awaiting my guests from Kenya, Senegal and Tunisia. The windows were open on both sides. A table, lots of chairs, sunlight, food and music.
I met Peggy above the beach at Golden Gardens. A venue like pier over the bay, was it called, Latitude 47?
I was standing watching the band on the edge of the dance floor. I borrowed a woolen sweater from Reno! We drove down to see who was playing.
If there is such a phenomena of magnetic attraction. This was it! I walked over towards the enclosed bar area and introduced myself. Not sure we danced but I am vividly in remembrance of walking up the beach.
I am almost always dumbfounded, when I meet a female and she likes me! Such a beauty and what a marvelous personality!
The studio, in Pioneer Square, was bright, as a friend and I were getting out wine, when Pap, Minko, Ali and interpreter, Veronique arrived. It was the evening of the Ferraro-Mondale Debate on TV. The World Affairs Council that evening was hosting a reception for viewing. I had invited and they announced that guests, at their gathering, were welcome to join us. That day I was thinking, what if twenty people show up, on the invitation?
Two guests did arrive to join, in a sit down dinner! Bruce and a woman, who was in euphoric fear of the small cat, who wandered in from a studio down the hall.
The studio dinner, meeting new friends from Africa, learning about the World and meeting Bruce, would have absolutely not occurred if not for Peggy!
After meeting and getting to know Bruce my computer abilities quadrupled! He loaned me a MacSE and a 14K dial-up modem. And then from an auction a Color Performa, a monitor and
my first digital printer. Wow! Computer Art!
On Friday evening Bruce calls and asks if I would like to go to San Fransisco? Bruce always had great invitations.
On the Occasion of the New Music Symposium in Vancouver BC, Bruce invited me to travel along, to the University of British Columbia with French, an astrophysicist and Bruce’s father, Hugh. We all experience, the New Music Symposium at the Worlds Fair OmniDome and the hotel presentations, conferences and workshops.
It was the time of MIDI !
"Well", I said. "When do we leave?" On Monday! "For what?" MacWorld! Apple’s big yearly convention at the Moscone Center in San Fransisco. Bruce's kitchen table became the construction and engineering site for a booth to promote the new music visualization software Onadime, at MacWorld!