January 22nd, 2014

krazy koati

A cloud appears above your head

Wednesday, the first, we got up way too late for the hotel breakfast, so, we checked out and went looking for somewhere to eat in Newark, Delaware. It turns out there is nowhere to eat in Newark, Delaware, and residents apparently are routinely found on the side of the road, collapsed from malnutrition, trying desperately to get to the rim of the Twelve Mile Circle and maybe find a Wawa. After a lot of aimless driving we found a Subway and that would do.

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We went on far too long, really --- I failed to use a couple decent chances to say we should really get to bed --- but eventually we petered out and went to sleep in the downstairs guest bedroom.

Trivia: Moscow in 1840 had about twelve hundred educators, doctors, lawyers, and artists in all. By 1882 it had about five thousand teachers, two thousand doctors, five hundred lawyers, and fifteen hundred artists. Source: The Age Of Capital: 1848 - 1875, Eric Hobsbawm.

Currently Reading: Galatea 2.2, Richard Powers.