Hi. This is the first of a monologue series on whatever is on my mind at the time. I jokingly call this Alan Shalloway Random Thoughts – unscripted, unmoderated, unedited. Essentially it's just what I'm thinking about at the time I do it. This morning was a beautiful cold, clear day in Seattle. I decided to walk the half mile to Greenlake to watch the sunrise to do this recording. Got my mocha on the way, found a nice bench looking to the east and started.