The dark clouds rolled in with splashes of chilly rain. All part of New England Fall, where the frost is already on the pumpkin. I snatched a few hours away from parent care, stale bread, and the blaring television to create this image in my quiet hotel room. I also got to see a longtime friend who moved far away to New Hampshire, where I crossed the border into a clutter of political signs. I am trying to be charming.