"Months passed, months of extreme caution, dull and silent." —Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night Hello again, In 2008, when we lived near Ocean Beach in San Francisco, I made a short YouTube video with typical scenes from our days together. In 2017 I made a new movie about our current life in Carmel Valley, San Diego. Some things have changed dramatically; others not so much. Here's the original, wherein you can see a smaller boy and younger parents: In 2017 we broke up our routine by spending two weeks in San Francisco in summer, through the generosity of friends. Max rode across the Golden Gate Bridge for lunch in Sausalito. I got to walk the Lincoln Park Trail, where I'd climbed and painted many days in the last century. Max visited the San Francisco Zoo, near our old house, and rode the puffer train again. His cousin Daniel Duke joined us.