Summer was characterized by a fair amount of mellow Merlot and it was good. I started school, but Håkan and Gunilla were still on vacation. Cheers to the new year with stellar coworkers. And my sister. Sparkly sake made fun fuel for September's Art Murmur and a glass of chocolate is always good with an old pal. Mornings find me brewing laughable quantities of gen-mai cha, which tastes like earth and anchors me between clumps of words.