I've had work this week. Editorial work for CRAFT, though a week off from reading subs. Editing two pieces for friends, instrux for a new editorial assistant, this and that. A couple of disappointing rejections (one particularly unexpected and shockingly impersonal, from a magazine where i've published three times already). But mostly I've been resting up. Sea Ranch is utterly beautiful. We've seen deer, a fox, very large rabbits, lots of hawks and turkey vultures soaring and swooping down very close, seagulls, barn swallows--one just a few feet away on the railing of our deck (much more colorful than they look from far away). Steve saw seals on his hike today. No whales, sometimes visible on this part of the coast, just south of Mendocino County. There's a hot tub at our Airbnb. Very peaceful.