but first, having my usuall pre-trip 'I don't want to leave'
impulse as I wasn't ready yet. Some footage from the Hayes Valley hood:
then I stopped in Denver, to be flooded with memories. How familiar DIA was 10-15 years ago! Had a pow-wow with a poet friend Susan, who writes and makes art there to date...And then Texas.
Austin is already hopping but I'm easing in: dinner with colleagues, getting my bearings and unpacking, checking the schedule et. al...