Redwood Summer Chapter 4

  “Everybody at work is optimistic,” Jason relayed to Christine as they drove to Todd’s house. “At our last company meeting, upper management said that we were going to make the transition through the current world situation so easily nobody would notice. They’re smart, they know what they are doing. And they wouldn’t jeopardize the … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 4

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Redwood Summer Chapter 3

Jason grabbed the coffee pot from the maker, filled up his cup, and returned to the circle of coworkers at the break room table. “But there’s no way we’re having another Bay Bridge Series this year,” Kevin added to the train of conversation. “Oakland possibly, but not the Giants, too many pitching problems.” “Still early … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 3

Redwood Summer Chapter 2

Jason was feeling good as he got home after work. His younger brother was sitting at the kitchen table and talking on the telephone while his father was over in the sunken family room. Father was looking at the newspaper while the evening news was on the television. “Hi, Dad,” Jason said. “Jason. How was … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 2

Redwood Summer Part I Chapter 1

For Mom and Dad   The ball I threw while playing in the park Has not yet reached the ground -Dylan Thomas   SAN JOSE, CA 1990 Was it all just too good to be true? Jason was sitting in the passenger seat of a work truck reflecting deeply on the life changing events of … Continue reading Redwood Summer Part I Chapter 1

Fault Lines

(This is the third short story of my history of Santa Clara Valley series) SILICON VALLEY – LATER 1980s “You really want to move out there?” Gina asked. “I think it's a good idea,” Craig asserted. “It's a great idea when you think about it.” Gina felt unconvinced. “But it's so far away.” “Aren't you … Continue reading Fault Lines

Closed Circuit

SILICON VALLEY - 1971 The employees were all gathered in a conference room. Seth was sitting intently at the middle of a long table. Gavin sat across from him. About a dozen or more were sitting around the table or milling about. A single window on the back wall looked out onto a parking lot. … Continue reading Closed Circuit

Almaden

SANTA CLARA VALLEY - 1964 John struck a match, lit a cigarette, and looked out across the maintained rows of green leaved plum and apricot trees under the midday sun as he tossed the burnt match to the ground. In the distance he saw a construction crew on a recently cleared lot paving new streets … Continue reading Almaden