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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

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!
June 26-29, 2024Gone to 73rd National Square Dance Convention, Milwaukee, WI
August 10, 2024Mavericks, Roseville, CA
August 17, 2024Desert Squares Hot August Nights, Pahrump, NV
August 30, 2024 to
September 1, 2024
Plumas County Homegrown Americana Festival, Quincy, CA
October 25-27, 2024Gone to ASDSC Harvest Hoedown, Yuba City, CA
November 9, 2024Ribbons and Souls, Culver City, CA
My schedule for the 73rd NSDC in Milwaukee, WI
Thu 11:50am MS High Energy, Grand Ballroom C
Thu 8:15pm SSD with the Ghost Riders, Exhibit Hall A
Thu 9:50pm SSD, Grand Ballroom A (MC 9-10pm)
Fri 11:50am SSD, Grand Ballroom A
Fri 8:00pm MS, Grand Ballroom C
Sat 1:40pm SSD, Grand Ballroom A
Sat 3:00pm Plus, Grand Ballroom D
Sat 4:40pm MS, Grand Ballroom C
Sat 8:30pm Youth MS, Room S103AB
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
Dark Blue: States where I've actually been paid for it 😉
Yellow: States I've visited (mostly as a child)
Pink: All the others