Hi Ken, Sounds like you're already ON IT! Good luck with the writing. Wish I'd had a chance to see the City by the Bay in the good old days. Unfortunately, from what I can tell, I might be tarred and feathered (if not worse) if I visited SF nowadays. However, as long as I could keep my mouth shut and my eyes down . . . Naah!! You know me, I'd end up opening my mouth and getting thrown in the Bay tied to a concrete block (or worse). On the sensitivity thing, you may be getting into a period of increasing receptivity without having time to develop a commensurate ability to filter data coming in. So, maybe it is important. And, maybe you just picked up something really strong coming in from someone passing by in a car outside. However, it would be good to know from a peace of mind standpoint. Cordially, S&S PS--My chances of surviving 24 hrs. in SF might be better than in Portland, though that is definitely a tough call. Also, I'd far rather see SF for a variety of reasons. I hate to admit it, but some deeply atavistic part of me wishes I had hit the West coast during the height of the Hippy era (and been at Yasgur's Farm when the bands played).