I am in Tokyo now. Disappointingly, I have yet to see any giant robots or monsters.
The sense of convergence I’ve been feeling lately is giving way to a sense of balance. There’s not much uncertainty or stress for me to worry about at this moment – we’re at kind of a momentary lull in our experimental push, which may intensify again in a week or so. Meanwhile my car is coming back from the shop today, so everything will be in order when I go to Japan tomorrow.
This is something I don’t think I’ve mentioned in this space yet, but I’m spending the next seven days in Tokyo visiting my brother, who is interning there with Morgan Stanley. Needless to say I’m very excited; as most of you know I’ve had no small interest in several elements of Japanese culture.
I’ll have internet access while I’m there, so I may be keeping this page up to date (or at least answering my e-mail).
The latest Democratic candidate to enter the California fray is Larry Flynt. While I have to admire his dedication to the First Amendment, I’m a bit skeptical about his plan to balance the budget: “I would expand the gaming and the private casinos, the slot machines.” Though in this state, that’s probably easier than raising taxes.
Also, my Los Angeles political correspondent, The Dude, tells me that Larry Flynt treats objects like women, man.