They did not have a grand marshall for the Oakdale Rodeo Parade. Until now! I have just appointed Kristin Olsen to that position. ISN'T SHE GRAND! I will scatter some pictures of her in the album so people will not forget that she is a California Assemblywoman, a Republican in an era of Democratic hegemony. I still like her although I am Democrat. What could be more democtratic? So recently I photographed her as a city councilwoman in Modesto. I am in fact, as liberal as Liberace, a New Dealer all the way. As a historian I have no quarrel with the way our history has been written until very recently. Am reading FEAR ITSELF by Ira Katznelson of Columbia University. What are you reading? Have you ever read anything.