1. Port Townsend, Washington, one of the prettiest, most entertaining towns in America. (The photo of me on the left was taken at sunset in Port Townsend; that’s the Keystone ferry in the background.)

2. Barkis. On a chilly day like today, he sits on my feet and keeps them warm while I write.

3. A fine outcome to the election. I’m filled with hope!

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