10) Many months after I wrote the above, I saw an article in the Sacramento Bee talking about a puzzling phenomenon. For some reason nobody could understand, gasoline consumption in Sacramento was down something like 5% from pre Gulf War levels. The article compared the usage profile of Sacramento with places like Fresno and San Jose, where consumption had risen again to prewar levels. I can't prove I had anything to do with it, but I still think all those stickers that said "MEND YOUR FUELISH WAYS" were somehow connected.

11) I wrote the aging page above long before I stumbled on that great J. William Fulbright quote that goes something like "If you don't like what your government is doing, you have a sacred duty to object."

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