Greetings at the beginning of the fall term. Days and evenings grow cooler, sunlight softer. Soon leaves will turn color and fall lazily to the ground. The rainy season with our Portland drizzle, cooling breeze, and gentle melancholy is on the horizon. The rhythm of the school year kicks in. A time of renewal. My spirit refreshed, I get back to the stuff of my life with reading, study, and maybe some poetry projects for the weeks and months ahead.