Gotta love August 13: International Left-Handers Day. I was a guest on a Michigan radio show with a host who was eager to celebrate the occasion. It seems that left-handed talk-show hosts, sooner or later, come to notice their handedness and figure that this subject might make for an interesting discussion.
The word from Banda Aceh is that August 17 is Indonesia's Independence Day. And rounding out the week, August 15 is my parents' anniversary. As for me, book research is in full swing, and I'm also busy writing about this startup, Rogue River rafting, ocean wave energy, and (from next week) Tofino, British Columbia.