The work I’m doing for my dad has me doing some technical illustrations that involve thousands of hand-drawn polygons in Macromedia Freehand MX. The work is pretty intense, and reminds me of why I don’t do this for a living anymore.

My dad’s offices are at the end of a pier on San Francisco Bay, near the AT&T Park baseball stadium. So it was a pleasant surprise yesterday to be brought out of my deep concentration by the sound of seals’ barking, followed by foghorns and steam whistles.