life these days has been good. my brother came to stay with me for a month (!) when he first told me about it i was really nervous. i'm not used to sharing my space with anyone besides nathan. everything has gone amazingly well though and both of us are doing great. oakland provides a nice break from santa fe for him. and he's helping me out with my life here (mainly harlo.) it's the most time we've spent together since i was in high school. i'm pretty proud of both of us.