Thursday, June 2, 2011

In the Fast Lane

Dad and I had dinner at Mezze last night. He’s in town for a few days helping out a new startup company by reviewing their risk analysis setups. He enjoys what he does and brings almost 40 years of experience into his assessments. I appreciate how analytical and meticulous he can be. I tend to lean that way as well. Our dinner was very good. I had salmon and he a steak. We meet again next Tuesday with Alice. Should be fun.

This morning I’m wrapping up my review of chapter 3 and looking over chapter 4. I’m wondering how much time I’ll have to hit the library and do more research. There are so many hidden treasures in the files of the Oakland History Room that I haven’t even opened. I don’t have a lot of time over the summer, so I’ll have to prioritize appropriately.

I’m outlining future talks I’ll give at schools and assisted living centers. I’ll visit both in the Bay Area. I have a general idea what I’d like to share, but as I write down ideas I can tell I’ll have way more material than I’ll possible fit in. The SCBWI presentations were wonderful models. They were so good. I’m sorry I’ll miss this year’s conference, but I’ll be there in 2012.

I have my league match with T tonight and I’ve done zero preparation for it. I don’t really deserve to win tonight, but I’ll bring what I have. He’s always tough.

I leave for Seattle tomorrow and will be there through Monday morning. This is a really busy time for me and the best thing to do is take things one hour at a time. Breathing also helps.

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