I'm visiting my mom for a few days, finishing up a rewrite. My home address didn't even have enough information associated with it in Google for the Arcade Fire video to completely work. Medford, Oregon had 18,000 or so people when I graduated. Now there's nearly 80,000. Large chunks of the town I simply don't recognize.
I'll go to the old Odd Fellows Cemetery, wander the gravel roads and look at the listing tombstones. And I'll go to Siskiyou Cemetery, where my best friend from first grade - Penny Jean Stewart - is buried.
It's very quiet here, which suits my purposes. The one surprise that is still summer. Most definitely. Summer left Portland a couple of weeks ago.
I do miss the tawny hills when I am away.