Before Dawkins

Jun 02 2007

I drove down to Portland alone to see Richard Dawkins speak. When I arrived, it was still several hours before the reading was to begin. I secured an up-front seat and camped out by myself in the room, drinking an Odwalla meal-replacement drink and reading my Michael Pollan book. Eventually the room filled up with hundreds of people. After the reading, I went to have a book signed, but my wits were so confounded all I could say was, “Thanks so much for everything”.