Back from a weekend with the Zen gang at a house in Big Sur. Lots of fun, kind of chilly. Ready for my aikido test to be over (September 6th, so I miss out on any truly serious Labor Day drinking, but then I get to go to Chillits, so it's all good).

Some parents are truly brilliant. That right there is a model for how I'd like to raise children, something I can only aspire to. (Though having kids might spark some latent mischievous creativity in me. We may never know.)