It's raining (finally!) in Portland, and we're getting a break from the hot weather. I've been taking a few days to catch up on some important things (sleep, not least among them). Been working on some new chord changes and blues shuffles that my Guitar Guru gave me. Planning a trip to California in late September to visit Former Mrs. and The Next Generation. Meanwhile have been unwinding with the complete DVD series of Babylon 5 ... although it's eerie how this excellent science-fiction show from a decade ago parallels our world today.