Although at a "green energy" festival last year in Plano, I saw all-electric offerings from obscure little companies, this car show featured mainstream manufacturers. Although we saw a few prototype cars, most of the offerings on display sell in the current domestic market. We enjoyed wandering from car to car. We ate needlessly over-priced hot dogs, scanned options and colors, and, hot-dog-scam aside, enjoyed ourselves quite a bit. The mood of the show seemed subdued but good-natured.
When we came home, I found myself falling asleep under my science fiction novel. I think that a wise course of action, because last night after we finished the wonderful film "The Conversation", I found myself unable to sleep. I visited the ambient internet radio site Stillstream,where the folks in the chatroom said "hi" and said "the show played one of your songs tonight".
Reading a science fiction novel about a war in outer space made me daydream once more that of a world in which people did one tenth as much gallantry in the cause of eradicating hunger and promoting justice as they do in the cause of capable self-defense--but maybe rather than daydreaming, I can become the change I seek.