Hello Card  -  Volume 20  -  Paul Card Number 0  -  Sat, Jun 1, 1991 2:41 PM

Robert and I spent a week together on the coast of Texas chasing birds last month, and I returned home as depressed as hell. The problem was not that I didn't enjoy my vacation; quite the contrary. Robert is always a wonderful host, and my first experience with birdwatching was great fun.

I think the problem was the contrast between vacation and work, and the suddenness of the transition. Sunday afternoon we were chasing birds in the Texas countryside; Monday morning I was in a suit and tie in front of customers, smiling and talking about client-server computing.

The good news, maybe, is that I won't get a real vacation again till next June.