We’ve relocated from San Diego State University to historic Balboa Park, home to (among many other things) 15 museums, an organ pavillion, and the San Diego Zoo.
We’re parked in front of the Aerospace Museum.
One of our favorite people here is N.S. “No Say” Wright, 65, whom we met thanks to local NPR affiliate KPBS. N.S. is our volunteer. He knows everything about everything and has a story to go with it. N.S. says he retired from the daily grind a few years ago and since then has been practicing the art of “unlaxing”– a form of deep relaxtion that involves spending tons of time with his grandkids, gazing at the clear blue sky, volunteering with the California Highway Patrol, and telling passersby about StoryCorps. In the photo above, he’s holding court to a rapt audience.