I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix; Angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.
I hope The American People (as politicians call us for some odd reason) remember America is a country of immigrants looking for a better life - not just political asylum - in the upcoming congressional battle to give workers without whom we would not eat strawberries from California a working permit and chance at housing that has running water, etc. If you don't believe me about immigrant conditions, check out the novel "The Tortilla Curtain" by T.C.Boyle which incidentally is an easy and interesting read. I don't think the Mueller ancestors had a green card ... wonder about the history of how they got "legal."
It is also a fabulous place for hiking and picnicking. I believe the whole island is a park. SF and the bay area generally does a great job keeping parts of the area undeveloped, no matter how desirable they would be to people who could afford what the price of the view would be.
And so ends Spring Break ... the Texans head back home to school and work and I resume various projects. Absolutely gorgeous days and wonderful to see everyone. I look forward to any of the Texans dropping by for more Yosemite hikes or explorations of the bay area or Palo Alto and Stanford.