My Tenth Country

NEWS FLASH!!! 

Gabe is a COLLEGE GRADUATE!!!!    How cool is that?

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Gabe in his Raiders grad hat! And the gorgeous brunette is his Alex.

And now back to our regularly scheduled comparatively boring programming….

After four months away from home, I returned just enough of a stranger to see my world here in slightly sharper contrast — mostly lighter brighter wonderfuler.  The clean air, the affluence, beautiful cities and dramatic coastline, the feeling of security, friendly people with good haircuts, landscaping.  Good food, non-sweating climate, manageable traffic.

Union Square where I stayed my first two nights back in town.

Where’s Waldo?

I also notice that this hasn’t been like returning from vacation to a nice house and a good job.  It’s more like returning from a vacation with no house or job.  I think this means I need to make some decisions but I don’t know whether I am coming or going.  Latin America?  Cambodia?  Ghana?  Oakland?  Sounds like Germany is heating up, which could be interesting.

My I Ching is in storage so I haven’t had my annual New Year’s consultation with the Oracle.  I think this is part of my problem.

 

Happy New Year to you!

 

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