Drove from Stroudsburg, PA to mother’s house near Philadelphia. Caught a chartered bus nearby at 5AM to RFK Memorial Stadium and from there,the Metro to the gathering place by the Washington Monument. Tagged along throughout the day with two nice women, a young pussyhatted librarian and an older teacher, her friend. As an engineer, I think I was the closest thing to a scientist on the bus. Walking along the route from the Metro to the Sound Stage, I saw this guy who was there for the Scientism March. His left sleeve affirmed “facts>beliefs”. Not my gig, but these days a good dollop of this stuff goes with the territory. I call it Saganism. Passed by a small group carrying creationist posters that I didn’t understand. More on the atmosphere and speakers later.