Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Malibu morning picture of the day - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dear Family, Friends, and Gentle Readers,

They say breaking up is hard to do, but when it's cloud cover it can look nice.

There is much moisture in the air this morning. Low clouds over the ocean, but much clearing just up above.

Here's another look just a few clicks to the south.

It's an exciting day program-wise on my employer's calendar--it's the day that first-year students check-in. All the upperclassmen come back to school this coming Monday, but until then Tues-Sat, it's really the freshman playground and they own the place and everybody's attention.

A magnificent bonsai from Saturday, the person
there gives you the scale.
Working on a college campus is really an odd sort of place. Not being on the teaching staff or interacting with students too much in my work, to me students are an amorphous presence who never seem to get older, and as a clientele, they don't. I did have an occasion to run into a woman at an alumni event who had worked as student worker in the research office where I started 22 years ago. She is now a 40-something married person with teenage children. She was a good reminder how not to confuse the group with the individual or vice versa.

If you are beginning something today, I wish you well. If you are not, well then, why not? A good habit must begin someplace and today's always a good day to start. A lovely Tuesday to you.


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