Here’s the view from the MVP Sports Bar near the State Capitol in Sacramento, where I’m sitting eating breakfast while my wife attends an Urban Greening Project grant workshop all morning. This is not the rustic world I’ve become used to in the last few years. I’m reeling from a bit of culture shock, if you want to know the truth. But, it’s nice to experience a longing for our home in the mountains. Lately I’ve wanted to kiss the ground every time we come back.