making (more) friends with Alfonso

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Alfonso and I headed to the Berkeley Hills to meet up with another new friend of the project, Yvonne HagePfeiffer2ndJourney-deutschmann, a lovely woman who invited us into her home and consented to collaborate with us sight unseen (!). Alfonso filmed Yvonne writing out excerpts of Ida Pfeiffer’s travelogue to California (A Woman’s Second Journey Round the World) longhand, in the original German, with an ink bottle and quill pen.  Then I recorded some audio of the fantastic cadences of her native German as she read from the original published text in its first German edition.