happy birthday michele

when i moved to california i attended junior college cuz my grades were bad.

thank god i had bad grades because at santa monica college i met michele

who taught me about poetry, journalism, and malibu.

she was my first california girlfriend and her influence remains with me still.

i think about her all the time.

it was pretty beautiful hiking yesterday

just hot enough to wipe the sweat from ones brow twice in an hour

karisa led the way at a steady pace

we talked about world news and the latest releases in the book world.

debated whether kim kardashian should take her husbands name like she plans

no smog

or should she keep her more famous nomiker.

we saw a lot of people with those weirdo shoes that look like feet and toes

ive gotta get a pair of those things

it was so clear and beautiful and warm and perfect

that i had to take a little bit of video to show you how amazing it was.

hope you like.