12th Day of Christmas January 6 was not a special day until I became acquainted, as an adult, with the concept of Christmas being a multi-day event. It seemed like the perfect way to defeat the shopping-centered Black Friday kick-off to a consumerist season. Lights go up on 23rd, are turned on on the 24th…
I have discovered being parentless and a sole surviving sibling is that life seems different when you are the only one who remembers family events and stories. This includes my feelings about “stuff.”
I observed (ever the anthropologist) my friends become early employees of the people whose quotes comprise Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley, a signed copy of which I snagged at the summit. And now 40 years later I managed, inadvertently, to take a wrap-up tour of the same area so heavily layered with memories from my youth while celebrating current friends and family.