Whitley and I are living part time in California while we help produce the motion picture of his book The Grays. We’re renting an apartment in a nice old building owned by a nice old couple who bought it half a century ago. It’s a small building with only 10 apartments, so I’ve gotten to know everyone in it, at least to say “hi” to. I also regularly greet the people living in the building across from us. Los Angeles is a much friendlier place than it’s given credit for being.