This morning I am grateful to have woken up when my body was ready and not the alarm. I am grateful for the shrimp dinner my wife gave me last night and which I got to finish for breakfast. I am grateful for my early morning conversation with Gary Snyder. I am grateful for my friend Maryanna who is always trying to spread the word about what we are doing here. I am grateful for my friend Martha C who reopened a door for me.