8/65. When the book on corn production is finished it’s
decided that there should be another one, on soybeans,
and I realize it is time for me to escape. I’ve had enough
of the book department. Judy and I talk it over, weighing
whether to head for New York or San Francisco. We
decide the West might be better for the kids, and easier
for us. And more interesting. I tell F&W Publishing that
I’m moving to California to find work there. When he
hears I’m leaving, Grant Cannon, the editor of the Farm
Quarterly, says that the magazine needs a Western
Editor to achieve more thorough coverage. If I want the
job I can set up an office and consider the western states
my territory and they'll pay for the move to San
Francisco. With mixed feelings, I say I'll give it a try.