Rewrite of chapter 11 of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose. The setting of this chapter is Jason’s workplace, a satellite imaging company. The workplace is abuzz because of a visit they received from a group of businessmen who are rumored to be interested in buying the company. Curious, Jason talks to one of the company lifers who explains that things are about to change, and that it might be a good idea for Jason to look for another job, and maybe even another place to live.
Jason is dismayed by the idea of leaving home and resistant to change, but he’s also feeling uneasy because he’s subconsciously becoming aware that powers beyond his control are about to shape his life.