It never occurred to me in mid-2007 that I would ever have occasion to index 99
editions of Ponograms, but here I am 8 years later, trying to remember why I
wrote some of them, reading others and laughing, and generally enjoying myself.
I have added a hyperlink to each one, so the reader can go directly to
any that seem interesting. The pics also have hyperlinks associated
with the Ponograms before and after.
I would really appreciate your feedback! Please indicate one
or more favorites, one or more you could do without, one or more you forwarded
to others, and of course whether you want me to go on with this exercise.
One Sunday In Perry
Pono at 16 encounters death, destruction and callousness.
the Army Taught Me
Pono learns some surprising lessons as a draftee.
Not My Mother's Shopping List
Food choices at 74 have changed a lot since 18.
Trying to keep the synapses firing.
The Pono Nano Diet
A patented small-scale diet.
Recipe for cookies fit for a king.
A Walk in the Park
Making the most of a stroll.
Escape to California
Why and how Pono moved from Michigan to California.
The limitations of computer and human translation.
Pono’s years in print shops.
Pono - The Addict
A personal tale of nicotine addiction.
do with a monkeypod.
in the Woods
Pono’s years as a highway surveyor.
How do Michigan, Ecuador, California and Hawaii find a link?
Great tips for those not into cooking, cleaning and other household chores.
We Want Sandin
Recognition is not always desirable.
Better With Age
Some of the many things that improve with age.
You can be in the same country, city, or even room and have no interaction.
Mårten Nilsson Finne
Mårten discovers copper and brings change to a large area of Sweden.
Is A State
We don’t get no respect!
Purchase of same causes a power outage.
Use of E-mail
How I tend to use e-mail.
Normal American Schoolboy
Activities of a Normal American Schoolboy (NAS) in around 1950.
Lake Gogebic Early Days
History of 1920 Lake Gogebic as seen from the Tillner cottage.
A Week In Sydney
A somewhat different tourist view of Sydney and Australia.
Interview with the Widow - 1
Interview with the Widow - 2
Q’s and A’s based on the actual estate inventory conducted after her husband’s
Three Kings of Orient
Thailand – our contract to help introduce the country to computers.
1969 - Year of the Rooster
Thailand – the birth of NAS, JR from the father’s eyes.
Summer in Europe
Pono graduates college, meets old Army buddy for a visit to 13 countries.
Bellybuttons & Maggots
Thailand – some of the memorable events of our stay.
32 Yes/No vs. Maybe
Not everything is black or white, right or wrong, wave or particle, etc.
Blood, Beer and Warm Feet
Phrases that will live in my memory associated with individuals.
34 Mine Universe
My community of birth and the perceived boundaries of my universe.
Hands off, Boots on
Thailand – a few more of the memorable events of our stay.
The Accidental Cure
theory – I had ulcers and they were cured.
It's the Only Thing
Pono and MSU friends attend the Rose Bowl and review history.
The Professor's Stable
Suggested projects I would assign if I had a group of grad students.
Little House on the Highway
Pono marries and “homesteads”.
40 "9/11 is OK"
Pono rubs shoulders with history, including 9/11.
Suspected Child Abuse
Confessions to preempt lawsuits.
42 Midlife Crisis
A look at a totally different way of life.
Am I Today - 1
Am I Today - 2
A review of the 14 grade and high schools I attended as a kid.
Angular and Giddy
Sandin, N. A., Computer
Pono’s work career in three phases.
I don’t really hate house trailers, but I kept trying to burn them down.
A trip back to Michigan, complete with a foreclosure at the motel I booked.
Pono looks back on a prize-winning essay from his youth.
Pono reflects on his brother – his unlikely friend.
A primer in the study of golf balls.
Excerpts from a monthly letter sent out by my company for 5 years in the
The ups and major downs of home ownership in Tarzana, CA.
Hawaiiana 4 [Ponograms in
this series were interspersed with other topics]
Items, events, observations and people peculiar to Hawaii.
Pono’s cataract surgery.
Memories of an automobile accident in 1961.
Photographic memories of the Tillner cottage on Lake Gogebic in Upper Michigan.
More photographic memories.
Comb is Crooked
Pono goes to Non-Commissioned Officer Academy while in the Army.
Pono’s youngest gets his PhD.
California to Michigan for Christmas with Helen who stopped in Minnesota.
Led By Words
To translate Swedish estate inventories I pinned down the English for 700 nouns.
The high points of my four decades of league bowling.
Sandins congregate on Maui and the Big Island.
An attempt to gather a bunch of relatives that failed for several reasons.
[Ponograms in this series were interspersed with other topics]
An exposition of many of the
"wunders" that Pono has accumulated over the years.
A paper written by Pono for the only education course he took at MSU.
Report of a trip by Bittenbrings and Sandins to Bar Harbor, Maine.
Pono went gluten-free on 2014-01-01 – this is the results report after three
Grandpa and FDR
Eleanor Roosevelt confirms Grandpa Leavitt’s story about visiting FDR.
Atomic Energy by a 12yo
contemporary report of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan by a 5th
A fellow genealogist records her genealogy in a set of quilts for her children.
Amazing details of an ancestor born more than 400 years ago.
Pono treats an old friend to a special tour of Maui – she may never return.
High points in Pono’s genealogy research.
An overview of my daughter-in-law’s stained glass hobby.
Outlines of Paradise
Some of the many clever uses of outlines of Maui and other Hawaiian Islands.
A tribute to a very special person who happened to be Pono’s aunt.
Family Visit, part 1
Family Visit, part 2
Pictures of three granddaughters and other family in their new home in Maine.
101 Michigan Outlines
and artistic applications of the outlines of the state of Michigan.
103 Kids of Maine - 1
104 Kids of Maine - 2
of Pono's middle son and his family in Maine.
105 Clarence Sandin
the life of Pono's father in Michigan.
106 Tech House
A tour of
Pono's son's tech-laden house in Maine.
107 Hawksbill Hatching
night on a Maui beach culminating in the hatching of 180 Hawksbills.
108 Facial Recognition
introduction to facial recognition using Pono's lifetime profile changes.
110 Spring in Maine - 1
111 Spring in Maine - 2
to three granddaughters in Maine to monitor their development.
115 JOVIAL Programming
the early days of computer programming
116 "Big Like a Soldier
view of the birth of son JR in Bangkok, Thailand.
117 TV Shows That Never Were - 1
119 TV Shows That Never Were - 2
what happens when random occurrences are are allowed.
118 Gecko Rejects Moth
A big bad
green gecko thinks better of attempting an attack on a large moth.
120 The Story of Four
"Four" becomes a family legend just because.
This index will be put on the website and updated periodically so that anyone
interested can quickly get to a Ponogram.
If you have been on my distribution list from the beginning, the index may
remind you of a Ponogram that caught your eye “back when”.
Newbies will be able to review earlier editions that might promise some
Note that I feel free to modify Ponograms from time to time, so you may see
changes from when you first read a given one.
As always, thank you for your attention - I will appreciate any comments.