Most mornings, such as today’s at 6:27 a.m., I make a point with bedhead and coffee to head to the upper reaches of our Silver Lake backyard and try for a minute or two to take in the day’s breaking bracketed between the cactii before me and and the hills of Griffith Park in the distance. Doing so not only provides me with a chance to appreciate the wonderfully robust northwesterly view across the community I live in and love, but it also affords me the opportunity to greet the new day positively.