The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, ‘In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!
– John F. Kennedy
In a postscript – After a couple of phone calls and some inner dialogue, I have decided that it is not only possible but incredibly opportune to visit LA and SF with resume in tow. December may not grant me a job, but it will give me the chance to plant my tree.