It's taking some time to get straightened out here, but it's mostly fun. Now I'm at Tully's coffee shop having the true Seattle experience: a grande latte with a chocolate square, a corner table and a fast Internet connection. Everyone wears black, and everyone is way younger than I am. They have all the electronic gadgets and are constantly in touch. I am arrayed in my fashionable blue hoodie sweatshirt and jeans from Wal-Mart. Nonetheless, I feel perfectly at home. For some reason and I don't know how or why this has happened I feel at ease everywhere. I'm not on any kinds of drugs, even.
All around me are people wheeling and dealing. The young couple next to me is negotiating with a broker for a mortgage. This is a dynamic place that runs on credit, lots of credit.