Embarrassing email?

Dear followers of the Freewheeling Freelancer —

If you just got an email of a new post, please excuse me. Chapter 9 accidentally went out while still in the draft stage. I immediately recalled it, but the emails were already on their way. Chapter 9 will be back on 12 January 2019. Meanwhile, enjoy Chapters Six (up now), and 7-8 (coming next).

Thanks,

JT

New York to Virginia: settling down for a while.

Tuesday, 17 October, I woke up in a pleasant, modern room in the Wyndham TRYP Hotel in midtown Manhattan. With plenty of time to catch a 1415 train, I did my stretches, showered, shaved, and packed my panniers for the last time. Catching breakfast at the Starbucks on the corner of 9th Avenue and 34th Street, I witnessed the Modern American Ballet in full form. Six baristas crammed behind a tiny counter took care of a line out the door with incredible efficiency, never once running into one another.  Continue reading