#### Clean Your Office!

*(No Telling What You May Find!)*

I found some old notes, in

**Peter's handwriting**, which I will try to scan and get online someday, but for now I will simply transpose to text and post here.

On a piece of scratch paper with the pre-printed words: "

**Address Service Requested**" at the top, and "

**IMPORTANT 20**" at the bottom, Peter wrote:

"

**Law Firm: Fleer, Flaunt, Flout, Flinch, & Claquish**"

The

**next** scratch paper

*may not be Peter's*, because it is not recognizably in his script. But I know it came from him and it is my belief it was his:

"

**Bush is the Lie of the Land!!**"

"

**Truth is the Burning Bush!!**"

"

**The Truth will set us FREE!!"**
The

**next** is again

**Peter's normal handwriting** and it says:

"An idea for a movie: a phalanx of jackbooted thugs, all with Hitler mustaches, Nazi-salutes a picture of W, chanting 'Seig-Heil Bush!' Background: a Union Bank banner."

The

**next** is some math scribbles, apparently some simple geometry, algebra and I think it is a proof wherein he could "prove" that a 90-deg angle was greater than 90 degrees. Did anyone ever see him do that one? How about the trisection of a given angle?

The

**next** is an

**email** with the date

**May 07, 2004** in which Peter wrote me to explain

**how he knew what day of the week I was born on**. Since it exists only on paper, I will reproduce it here:

Hi Dobe--

Well you asked me about my "instant" perpetual calendar.
How I got this "recipe" was, I was about 10 years old, and I looked in a dictionary under perpetual calendar, and here is what I gleaned:

OK, suppose the date is MM/DD/CCYY.

1) take 1/4 of YY and add that to YY (discard fractions)

2) add the century number : 1800: 2, 1900: 0, 2000: 6, 2100: 4, 2200: 2, 2300: 0, etc.

3) add the date of the month

4) add the month number:

for regular years: 144-025-036-146

for leap years: 034-025-036-146

bearing in mind that a certury year is only a leap year if it's divisible by 400...)

5) divide by 7 and the remainder is the day of the week:

Sunday = 1, Monday = 2, etc.

All this is much simplified by throwing out multiples of seven at every step!

Examples:

Pop 3/17/1912

1/4 of 12 is 3, add to 12 is 15, mod 7 is 1

add 17 to 1 is 18, mod 7 is 4

century # is 0, month # is 4, add to 4 is 8

8 mod 7 is 1, so George was born on Sunday.

Mother: 1/27/1908

1/4 of 08 is 2, add to 08 is 10, mod 7 is 3

add 27 to 3 is 30, mod 7 is 2

century # is 0, month # is 0, add to 2 is 2

2 mod 7 is 2, so Helen was born on Monday.

Peter: 11/11/1939

1/4 of 39 is 9, add to 39 is 48, mod 7 is -1

add 11 to -1 is 10, mod 7 is 3

This email may have gone on, but there is only the one page printed and kept.

I had watched Peter work through this in his head (about the day-of-the-week of my birthday), a few days before.

He did this feat in a few seconds. It blew me away.