Ukiah Promenaders New Square Dance Class at Bartlett Hall
Starting Thursday, September 15, 7pm
Continuing Thursdays 7-9pm through December
Flyer (780K PDF) — contact me for info
Host a Square Dance Party
No Experience Necessary!

Lawrence Johnstone's Home Page
( www.loj.name)

Broken Computer CALLERLAB Logo Lawrence O. Johnstone
801 Lake Mendocino Dr. #11
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-0239
Email: loj@pacific.net
Email: loj@loj.name

Note: For years now (actually, since August of 2002), I've hosted my website with my internet provider (Pacific Internet) using the free web space that comes with my account. However, you'll notice that the website address is no longer www.pacificsites.com/~loj as it has been for all that time. Pacific has taken the Pacificsites server offline because it is now too old to receive updates, and due to downsizing it will not be replaced. Therefore, I've moved my website to GoDaddy, which provides free Linux web hosting with the registration of my loj.name domain. Pacific is still my internet provider, and I'm thankful to them for all the years that I've received reliable service!

I am a computer technician and square dance caller living in the somewhat small (population approximately 15,000) town of Ukiah, CA. I say somewhat small because I've spent most of my life living just outside towns even smaller than Ukiah, so it seems pretty big to me! (And, don't get me started about people calling Davis, CA a "small town" at 30,000 while I was attending UC Davis there in the mid-eighties!)

Square dancing has been my favorite activity for almost my entire life, and you'll notice that most of the pages on this website are related to square dancing in one way or another.  I keep a list here of Northern California dances outside of the major metropolitan areas, because I feel that the majority of Northern California doesn't receive much attention.  (I've lived in Northern California all my life, and tend not to think of Sacramento and the Bay Area as part of it — just like the 1990s-era Stan Statham proposal to divide California into three states with Chico as the capital of Northern California!)

Since most of my living comes from computers, there are also a number of computer-related pages here.  I operate my own outcall computer service business part time, and also have posted information on software that I have found useful and that I recommend.  (Including the software I use to build and maintain this website.)

A few of my upcoming calling events
Click to see my full schedule!
December 31, 2016Rockin' Jokers Glass Slipper Ball, San Jose, CA
January 20, 2017
(Friday)
Tentatively reserved (HAS)
February 3, 2017
(Friday)
Steppin' Pards Black and White Ball, Turlock, CA
March 11, 2017Cloverleafs Anniversary Dance, Reno, NV
April 8, 2017Circle 'n Squares, Santa Rosa, CA
April 9-12, 2017Gone to CALLERLAB Convention, Mesa, AZ
Square Shooters Banner (1962)
Ukiah Square Shooters' banner
Circa 1962
Courtesy Alice Eby-Bettini
States I've called in
Blue: States in which I've called
Yellow: States I've visited (mostly as a child)
Pink: All the others