Light rain on Saturday when Steve and I made it to the Flash Fiction America reading at the literary festival in Berkeley, a standing-room only event. Great readings by local readers included in the anthology. And perfect weather on Sunday for an outdoor reading and concert in Jon Sindell's gorgeous garden in the outer Sunset in San Francisco. Also standing-room only, a very enthusiastic crowd. Steve and I read "One Night at the Crown Saloon," one of the collaborative stories we wrote under the pseudonym Alvarado O'Brien. Saw friends at. both gatherings that we never get to see. And the music in Jon's garden inspired the birds into loud twittering and chirping and harmonious song.