Posting from beautiful and warm Portland; the Oregon one. Came up yesterday to deliver my friend Pete’s car. Oh — Pete has moved up here from Napa (California’s loss, Oregon’s gain) and I’ve been doing a couple of odds and ends to help. So I blasted up I-5 yesterday in his turbocharged ’99 Saturn, taking advantage of the long northern twilight to nearly finish the drive in daylight. Anyway, that’s all for now. Heading south in a rented car tomorrow; I imagine it would have been more environmentally responsible and economically rational to fly, ride a bus, hop a train, or stow away in an Oakland-bound cargo container. But I like the chance to see the country, and tomorrow I’ll try a little different route to get from here to there.