This is my dear friend Amy at her office. She is my proof that God sends angels disguised as friends who listen. According to the math, we have been friends for twenty-nine years. And still possessing eighth grade humor. Thank you, Amy.
One evening we went kayaking in the Ventura harbor. I was watching a cormorant dive for a fish, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw a sting ray swim underneath my kayak. I thought it was auspicious.