Archive for May, 2008

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not one of the chosen

May 31, 2008

Last night 5 cars in the hotel parking lot were broken into.  All of them had GPS units and laptops and iPods stolen.  Considering that my car was visibly packed to the gills with STUFF I’m considering myself kinda lucky.   There is something to be said for choosing to pack your crap in big plastic bins and covering the whole pile with a bag of laundry.  NOT THAT APPEALING.

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comfort

May 30, 2008

Mile 600.  500 left.  Comfort Inn in Erie, Pennsylvania.  The room here comes with a whirlpool bath built for two, and I have now whirlpooled myself into a prune, not that this is a hardship.

Sign in the lobby for the restaurant next door: EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT IS BIKE NIGHT AT THE QUAKER STEAK AND LUBE.

Tomorrow I will stop in Toledo and spend much quality time at the Mac Daddy Mother Ship of antique malls.

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homeward

May 30, 2008

Goodbye Maine.  I love you dearly.  The fact that you never really warmed up consistently and insisted on blowing cold wind right up until the end of May is but a pimple on the nose of my adoration, and I am choosing to look beyond it.

I put 370 miles on the car today, and am currently in Utica, where there is a Wendy’s Restaurant and a fire raging about 10 blocks away that has made the air here smell like a giant woodburning stove.

Rather sad, about the Maine, but also rather joyful about the Chicago.

Not joyful about the remaining 830 miles. Send nice thoughts.

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the graduate

May 20, 2008

I haven’t died, I have simply been very busy giving birth to some radio. It was a long and difficult labor. If you’d like to see the bouncing babies, check out the box widget on the right. There are 3 new pieces there: the Vox Pop that I did early in the term, and my two long story projects –

1. What You Choose to Look At – about the glass artist here in Maine that I was working with

2. The Davey Joe – about a family here in Maine that had a summer cottage on the coast

Home to Chicago at the end of this month. I can’t believe this is almost over. There was LL Bean shopping today, however, and it was good.