The day before my birthday, oh my they say getting gut shot is painful, that is a mild understatement, something for pain ,mmmm morphine made a true statement ended up on a gurney talking To this year's edition of Dr Roberts being wheeled into the E.R. as I had life threatening internal bleeding I woke up kinda...bbbllllurrrrrrrr with an ostomy ( a bag hanging from my belly for pooh ) on or for my birthday, complete with a lot of pain .... ah, here comes Dr Robert's friend mmmmm that better Morphine Sulphate will take the edge of your day, Just don't get started unless it's under your a strict regimen supervised by a knowledgeable Medical staff. Or you'll end up attending a gazillion N.A. meetings before you're Down for the Dirt Nap. just ask how would I know, don't tell anybody because it's an anonymous program la laa la la "Oh" said Jane to Dick, "not only can Sally not dance, she's looking like she has a heroin habit" "grrrrrr grrrrr" growled Spot."grrrrrr!" Stop that spot! ,bad dog, bad dog! Addiction is an illness not a moral issue said Dick confidently That's not what I called to talk about though. Every year I depend on the regularity of the coming of mid October, and the end to all that glorious California Sun, sun sun, and "warm" weather wanting it needing it, to be gone, thru, done, finis, finito, outta here. Well as you may be aware, it's October 17 and my studio apartment at the Hotel Derelict is 90* degrees at 10:20 a.m. Now before you go off, yes I know about the devastating floods all over the planet lately,, landslides sea-levels rising Goodbye Miami, record droughts that are lasting decades, massive forest fires, the water pollution in Flint, and who knows where else, yes I am a confirmed covid hermit living in a bubble, but my bubble is not waterproof or sound proof, Covid does not filter out the sad, bad or disgusting unfortunately , maybe. I chose not to live 15 miles from death valley for a reason and rushed back to the great mother of mediterranean climates the bay area of San Francisco, a Mecca for LBGTB rights and enlightenment. the Federal 9th District Court, a good transit system plenty of diversity, live and let live , nothings funny about Peace, Love, and Understanding, Peet's coffee, The Cafe Mediterranean, the Gilman Street project, I did not move back home to suffer the insult to injury and the discomfort of the August heat after mid-October Humph!