Cover finished at last minute
We did — no kidding — 37 versions of the cover before we got it right. Paring over 1000 photos down to 6 for the cover has been maddeningly difficult. I'm thrilled with this.
We only got the back cover finished 2 days ago. Seat-of-the-pants last-minute publishing. Going off electronically to the printers today, 8-08-08 — the day of Great Good Fortune.
I'm embarrassed to have taken so long and to have been so overdue with this book, but I think the results are worth it. It will be in bookstores by late October. The farm is being bet on this one.
SolFest Solar Energy Festival Aug. 16-17th
I'm heading up to Mendocino county early Wed morning for some post-production R&R, leaving before dawn, to hang out with my friend Louie, swim in the river, and skateboard on a long downhill with little traffic. Then on Friday over the mountains to Hopland, headquarters of Real Goods, for the annual SolFest gathering. We'll have a booth and be selling books. The festival is a great event: lesser-polluting sources of energy, natural building materials, lots of good food, good music, good vibes. It's a rendezvous with old friends, for one thing. I look forward to it each year. The weather is warm and I've got a secret spot staked out on the banks of the Russian River to sleep at night.