Just got back from a trip to Hawaii — where wild roosters run free on the streets and I realized it's been so long since I had a tan that I'm officially fishy grey, not white. Not a pretty sight. I returned in time for the festive sound of gunshots that mark New Year's Eve in San Francisco. Sort of reminds me of home. My computer died on the trip, so I apologize for all the great comments that didn't get posted until now.