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Broken Computer CALLERLAB Logo Lawrence O. Johnstone
801 Lake Mendocino Dr. #11
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-0239

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
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August 15-17, 2019Gone to USAwest Convention, Boise, ID
August 24, 2019Swingin' Squares Hat Creek Campout, Hat Creek, CA
August 30, 2019 to
September 1, 2019
Plumas County Homegrown Americana Festival, Quincy, CA
September 28, 2019Ribbons and Souls, Los Angeles, CA
October 19, 2019Single Skirts n Flirts, Oakdale, CA
December 7, 2019Paradise Ridge Runners Christmas Dinner Dance, Paradise, CA
My schedule for USAwest in Boise, ID
Thu 7:45pm Plus, 100-A
Thu 9:30pm Mainstream, 100-C
Fri 2:30pm A1, 100-D
Fri 7:45pm Plus, 100-A
Fri 9:00pm A1, 100-D
Sat 10:45am Plus, 100-A
Sat 12:30pm Mainstream, 100-C
Sat 1:00pm A1, 100-D
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