Tomorrow I leave for my West Coast tour; encompassing four weeks of research, conferences, and oral surgery. As many of you already know, I rarely ever leave a 5-block radius from my apartment, so being outside of Manhattan for so long will be sure to cause homesickness–as well as quite possibly confirming my belief in the general inferiority of the rest of the nation. (I exaggerate, it could be a lot worse. At least I’m avoiding the fly-over states).
Also I am quite nervous about taking the dog on the plane. Should be an adventure to say the least. I think I’m the one who could most use the tranquilizers.
If you want to reach me, email will be the best way. I won’t bother checking the messages on the machine in my apartment until I return; so don’t bother leaving them. Bon voyage!