Sparkling water at this back table for 4.

Told the nice lady at the register, same who’s always here with all the tattoos, that if she needs. 4-top to boot me out of here.  Need to work quick in case she takes me up on my invite.  Big crowd here today, everyone with their day off and eating brunch with their families…. Lemon in glass, giving more a vacation insinuation and placing me in my travels early.

Thinking about writing, driving down here from Healdsburg where I finally got a haircut.  My insistence on the magic of the meta…. Have to email students, don’t forget— Anyway, topics all around you as a writer, as a business person, blogger, or anything.  Kids, missing them, but remembering everything they said I feel, how Emma would follow my father around the house and anywhere, how Jackie would always ask his grandmother if he could do something, and concerned the other night when she didn’t feel well.  Mom told me long ago that I have plenty to write, and she’s more than simply correct and accurate in that statement…. This table, the corner, walls with that ripples sheet metal or whatever it…