The locals in Oregon — 45.2303° N, 122.7553° W, technically — say it has been hotter longer here this Summer than could have been anticipated. That’s not the only thing different than initially planned. Now three months removed from the cool comfort of Northern California’s climate, it is clear that the new setting is not just different, it is distracting.
The need to find replacement services requiring driving greater distances, meeting a host of new people without the benefit of an introduction and learning the difference between using the Internet and relying on it takes has taken up a disproportionate amount of time and energy. The art has suffered. That ends now. More»