The spirit of San Francisco and Berkeley has buoyed me. I'm grateful to those who have housed and hosted me for the past two weeks; the hospitality I received was profoundly touching. •
Work pulls me north again. On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will pass over the length of the continental United States for the first time since 1918. That morning, I'll be in Weiser, a small town in western Idaho that lies within the path of totality. •
A total eclipse of the sun will occur in a small slice of land stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. For approximately two minutes, day will become night. The sky will darken, the temperature will drop up to 10 degrees, and stars will appear in the atmosphere. In a unique moment of cultural diversity and communality, tens of millions will witness a new moon cover the sun completely.