First, the sun is out and it's morning. We've had two months of fog, maybe clearing in the afternoon. But now with the slightly harsher colors of fall in the air, it's a sunny morning and the blackberries are ripening. Second, the entire California coast is surf city right now. Big south swell. Third, bi-coastal exchange: we are actually getting theNew York Times delivered in our driveway on this dirt road. A miracle! What a relief from the San Francisco Chronicle.