Perhaps, it’s because I’ve been so busy with school work these past three years that instead of flying to my niece’s Bat Mitzvah in New Rochelle, New York later this month, I have decided to drive. Or maybe it’s just that, to paraphrase Keats, as one who has been too long in the urban mess of LA pent, I long for the open road.
In any case, I set off on Sunday for my cross country excursion and hope to blog the journey, presuming I can find motels with wireless on my way east. And I’ll buy listening to books and “courses” from Barnes and Noble’s “Portable Professor” Series. And given my studies, I will of course be bringing along Ian McKellan‘s (most excellent) reading of The Odyssey. Seems pretty appropriate for the journey I’m undertaking.
On my trek, I hope to meet with blog readers where possible. My first stop will be Charlottesville, Virginia where I plan to stay with my friend blogger Rick Sincere and breakfast on the best bagels in the Old Dominion. After lunching with my favorite law professor, I’ll be heading up to Washington, D.C. on the afternoon of October 10 and hope to arrange, if there’s enough interest, a gathering of GayPatriot readers at a local watering hole on that or the following evening. Please e-mail me if you’d like to participate in such a celebration.
On the return journey, I’ll be visiting my home town, then stopping to visit family in St. Louis and Colorado.
Please let me know if you live anywhere along my route and would like to meet. As I’ll be really pushing it on the way east, (passing through Arizona, New Mexico, the Texas panhandle, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and into Virginia), it may be tough for me to stop. But, I will need to take some breaks, so let me know if you live near I-40.