Feeling disconnected

Fall Tree, Minneapolis, November 2011

Living in San Francisco, this is the time of year I feel most disconnected from friends around the country. Elsewhere, fall has arrived and the leaves have changed color (by now they’ve fallen, but bear with me). Here, the foggy summer recedes and it is warm and brown, though the days are still short. Soon, the rainy season will start and it will turn green, for a while.