Took the train from Chicago to Seattle with an old friend. A most memorable trip (though not always in a good way; we ran about five hours late). It's great/amazing/weird to be back in Seattle, where I lived for five years ('88 - '93). It sure has changed a lot since then, I can tell you that. Anyway, I will be appearing at Third Place Books just outside Seattle tonight at 7 PM. Please come see me, old Seattle friends - we're all going out for beers afterwards. Fore more info about the event, click here.