Favorite walk… end of Meder Street, walking distance from our home, surprise! a 246-acre natural park, Moore Creek Preserve inside Santa Cruz City limits. Since it’s posted “Be aware this is a mountain lion habitat… if you encounter a mountain lion, do not run, raise your arms to appear larger, speak in a loud voice and pick up small children…” one tends not to encounter many people. Of course there are also ticks… “If you become ill after being bitten by a tick, consult a physician,” says brochure. Everything costs. I dunno. It’s my favorite walk. And, still unable to break the coffee habit, I’m wired (loaded up again today at Peet’s) and it’s a way to unwind. We once walked from Highway #1, adjacent to ocean, to top of M. C. Preserve. Anyway, this is home. And who are _you_ who’s reading this? And why am I writing this? And why does anybody care?