It is hot. No doubt about it. Was supposed to get cooler and maybe it is, ever so slightly, but mostly it's just kind of hot.
An editor killed my story for not being alternative enough and that was sad. Another editor bought two of my photos, so I guess it all evened out. I guess not really, though. I kind of feel a little bad about it. But then again, my alternative weekly writing was never my strong point. Well, sometimes it is, but it's hard to put it on and take it off repeatedly.
The photo is from the Chronicle and taken by Brant Ward in Walnut Creek.