It's like the world has started over down here. It rained this morning, and all the soot and ash is flushed away. The sky is bright blue and clean. The smell and taste of the week's fires is out of the air. Randy Newman is on KCRW singing “I Love LA,” and I love it right now, too.

And I keep thinking about talking with Sam last night, and I laugh at the joy of him and Danielle becoming parents. Welcome into the world, Kaija. Be careful your dad doesn't pull a Calvin on you when it comes to explaining how the world works.