March 28th, 10:46pm Pacific Standard Time

It's late here in California and even later back home. I'll go to bed tonight to the muted crashing of waves and the dim light of the moon on our bedroom window, but not just yet. Right now I'd rather write.

I left for California yesterday for the week, to enjoy a favorite place with a close friend from college. I didn't sleep well on Monday night in anticipation of my early Tuesday morning flight to Los Angeles. I landed at LAX around 10am yesterday before Courtney, who was en route from Denver, and I made the drive to Santa Barbara. We're staking ground here for a couple of days before heading down to Costa Mesa. I know perfection doesn't exist on this earth, but I think the coast of California has to come pretty close.

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