After a batch of 70 degree November days, look closely and you'll see the almond trees blooming along Walnut Street near the middle school. Some of these warm fall days are pleasurable. On others, the heat feels somehow suffocating, ovenlike. Our bodies are comfortable, our minds less so, knowing that the radical changes afoot on planet earth are increasingly turning the skies and seas into eternal enemies. As is typical at our current stage in the overheating of the planet, the abnormal weather will pass. We need only wait a few days for the weather to snap back into something more normal, chilly but reassuring.