I also greatly enjoyed The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan, a local person, I discover. She is the writing half of T.O. Sylvester, a cartoon in the San Francisco Chronicle. This book is a loving tribute to her mother, who is an absolutely amazing woman. She truly shows the Christ-Buddha-Mohammed and every other kind of spirit in action. It is a deeply touching and inspiring book.
I was also struck by how much it has meant to so many that California has reasonably affordable higher education. Two of Terry Ryan's brothers couldn't afford college in Ohio, but they came to California, and established residency, and were able to afford school as everyone deserves. I feel like a broken record, but what is more important than education in this country, that and the environment, and the two go together. People who can read and understand will respond and plan.
So, I sign off tonight, hoping that tomorrow my energy carries me a little further into the day. I do start off, and, then, I sputter out, and I'm finding that resting is wonderfully okay. I am well. I hope you are too.