I went to Lake Tahoe with my mom recently and it felt like summer vacation. But it is Autumn and I'm not in school. I think I miss school. Sort of. More that I miss working in groups. Saw California in new autumn light. Started with spotting Thomas Keller at the French Laundry garden, then moved to old fam friends in cabins, then ended with a hike that involved spawning salmon and baby bears. Yes! Upon returning back to Oakland, I went to the beach with Vanessa and her dog. The beach is different now. The sand isn't as warm but the vast expressions of the big blue gets deeper with each breath. I wish I was floating in water more.