Back from Banff. Great time, wonderful weather. A little smokey some days due to the forest fires in BC, Alberta, and Montana. As always, got some reading done on vaca. Did Monkeys Invent The Monkey Wrench — moderately entertaining, I know more about the origin of such classics as the Vise-Grip wrench now. The Left Hand of Darkness — this has aged very well, still a great read. Blood Meridian — couldn’t put it down, what great language, how did I miss this all these years? The Calcutta Chromosome — a good read, not your normal scifi fare, but personally I think Tim Powers has done the supernatural-world-spanning-conspiracy-all-around-us better.