Nothing much to report here.  As usual, my body stays on my home schedule and I just roll with it and get up extremely early (locally).  No biggie.  The University of California Santa Barbara is beautiful in a beautiful location.  The class organizers had a barbecue on the beach for us tonight.  I never expected to have brisket in California.  They did have a veggie-based alternative that was apparently based on some large (Portobello) mushrooms. It wasn’t brisket but it wasn’t bad either.