I have been doing a lot of reflection lately. One question that comes to my mind is the one of identity. It's not that I'm unsure who I am. I have a good idea of who I am, what I stand for, and what my place in life is right now. It's simply that I haven't found a core group of friends who have similar mindsets and values. It seems to me that I am somehow different from my friends. I think I can partly attribute it to a generational rift. I am part of the MTV Generation. I think that most of my friends are part of the Internet Generation. Another issue that complicates things is the completely different set of values and ideologies that Californians embrace. The saying goes, "You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy." I think most of my values and world views are pretty deeply rooted in what I developed as a kid and young adult in the Midwest.

I'm not exactly sure what I'm getting at here. If anyone has any insights to my yet unasked questions, feel free to comment.

A sense of accomplishment

This past weekend I got the black Bug running properly, cleaned up, and ready for sale. Now I just hope someone comes along who really likes it (and my asking price). The process was not without its share of tribulations. I had two fuel leaks in as many days but all seems to be well now.