Letter From California
07/12/09 0632.11 pst
San Jose, California
Very soon I am to perform the ultimate triumph for any blog, for my machine-chained soul is soon to be actually teased out of the house by blog activity, away from the ether and into the real oxygen of day, quite an accomplishment considering I’m such a webhead homebody.
Tailgating at the Oakland Coliseum this afternoon for Athletics Nation V, an annual event day for Athletics Nation, this time a big party in the eastern lot before playing the hated arch-rival Angels from Los Angeles. I love baseball, July coastal weather, hickory smoke, family and friends…I feel very privileged indeed that the ol’ college try has worked out so well, I got extremely lucky, it is very good to be alive, yes.
Then next week Texas and Netroots Nation, starting Wednesday. Posts will be sporadic but there will be at least one Letter from Texas, of course. It is good, very good, to be finally able to spend some real time with my people.
This is the America I know and love best, and without being a drama queen about it, seriously, I hope I can do my country right.
I’ll check in when I can, I’ll be busy serving today and next week, but I’ll be sure to let y’all know how it goes.