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  • Morning is my time of the day. Summer mornings are especially my favorite, when the sun rises even earlier. Getting up in the dark makes me crabby. I like to rise early, tackle my chores, and then have the rest of the day to do whatever I fancy.

    When we lived in San Francisco, in the tiny apartment, we especially liked to rise early to watch the sun come up on the Bay Bridge. The windows of the apartment, 17 stories above the bay, provided a wonderful view. As the sun rose, lighting up the water, and eventually the city, we made coffee and cereal, read our paper, and considered the plans for the day. It was the perfect beginning.
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