interview with New York Times reporter Adam Nossiter. He is in Mali now and reporting from there.
This morning I am trying to find a creative way to get down to the poetry reading without crossing a potentially icy street with no traffic light. The one bus that would do it does not run on the weekend. I walked through the dark curvy tunnel that goes under Naito Parkway the other day and it had about a half an inch of water on the floor. I could risk crossing the Parkway with my new flasher, with my pointed walking stick and my studded shoe covers but I think I'll stay home and watch episode 2 of Downton Abbey instead.
I will miss seeing the folks I know but the whole point of being on vacation is not fretting.