The morning air cools the apartment as birds swoop over the alley below where punk bands and hip hop groups have their promo photos taken at times. The hum of morning traffic coming off the highway and making its way up Broadway just barely seeps around to the back of the building. My neighbors are not awake, yet, so the thump-thump-thump of their music and video games is silenced for now. I take a walk around the usual blogs, read the headlines in the online newspapers, check the email, think about what to do with myself today. And then I think I’m going to take a walk around the neighborhood.