This was my first printed full-color project long, long ago. I labored over it. I ran out of time before it felt finished. What a waste of time. I could do it better and faster now, but I remember my earnest effort back then and feel some compassion for my younger self.
I grouse about how kids today are too lazy to waste earnest time on completely pointless things like this, and I think about my current job and think about how I’m still wasting perfectly good time doing things that won’t matter in pursuit of a perfection that doesn’t exist.
|Proof we did actual work in NH|
|Diane next to the car we wished was our rental car|
As for the trip, Diane is a pleasant travel partner, the software people are great, NH is a pretty state, and we even got enough free time to see the ocean in The Hamptons and visit Boston. We even drove through Salem, but as far as I know we didn’t see any witches. We didn’t see any famous people either, but we did get our fill on scenery.
We weren’t supposed to get this much free time, but the software company had an emergency and gave us an unexpected day off. Woohoo!! We walked all over historical Boston and saw all the main historical sites. The weather was perfect and we felt like we were playing hooky. It was the best work trip ever!
|Boston -- the steeple is the Old North Church|
|USS Constitution, which is still an active Navy ship|
The Holocaust memorial is squished in a narrow median strip. It seems simple, but facts and quotes are etched on towering glass squares, numbers Nazis tattooed on victims etched on glass reaching up to the sky. Looking up the towers, it hit me how many it means when they say 6 million people died. This simple-seeming monument struck me deeply.
|Hi from Hampton Beach|
|Relaxed and happy - and thankful I packed a hat!|