April 8, 2018: Did the San Francisco Rock 'n' Roll half marathon with Virginia. Didn't do as well as I wanted, but still took 20 seconds per mile off last years time in the event.

April 15th, 2018: Did the Silicon Valley half marathon with Virginia. Did it with a finish time three and a half minutes under last weeks, but still not a really good time. I'm thinking the problem is that I have been eating too much and gaining weight. Thanks Willie Nelson.

        

During my trip to see the eclipse in Tennessee, I read Al Gore's new book.

    



July 4th, 2017: We marched with the Rose, White, and Blue parade through the Rose Garden area of San Jose. Had a great time and gave out lots of little Green Party fliers.





November 9th: The chair that I sat on in my home office starting back in 1996 finally died. The pillar with the shock absorber in it broke. This area is so rich that I've already got a chair to replace it taking up space. That was a very comfortable chair, and I'm sorry to see it go. Torn between thinking "That's just corporate america's planned obsolescence striking again." and "That shock absorber was part of what made it so comfortable. There is a price to be paid for such moving parts." Got it during my AOL days, and was very aware it was as nice as the chair I sat in at work. Didn't sit in it much until I left that world behind. Probably I got seventeen good years of sitting out of it.