Hectic month.

How is everyone? It's been a hectic month for me. I left Morocco, enjoyed a brief vacation in Lisbon (where I especially enjoyed Sintra--wow, wish I'd had more than a day there!), and now I'm back in California, in the US, for a few months.

I'm writing (Cordelia's book is going well!) and when I've got spare time, I'm usually canvassing. I really don't want this to be a political space--I'm not secretive about my politics but I doubt anyone comes here to learn about my views--so I'll spare you the details.

I will say that canvassing is a pretty draining activity for a grumpy introvert like myself--I use up a week's worth of smiles with every two-hour session. And yesterday was strange, just because of the weather. High winds had blown out electricity in some neighborhoods and walking door to door was more of an adventure than usual, leaping over the piles of leaves and fallen branches that had collected on the sidewalk.

I guess it's finally fall. And probably time for a report on what I've been reading over the past few months--expect a post with some highlights next week.