Mark Twain (1835-1910) writer
the mouse is off on a wander and will return early may. okay so the road above in no where near where I am - in fact, I'm on the other side of the country in the pacific northwest, but you get the picture.
by the way, wednesday was the centennial of mark twain's death. jonathan zimmerman, a history professor at new york university, has an interesting column on how travel contributed to twain's personal growth, "with important lessons for our own day. From the scornful, often bigoted cynic of Innocents Abroad, Twain evolved into a passionate defender of diversity. Foreigners were not automatically worse than Americans, he decided; indeed, sometimes they were better."
pete singing woodie's classic.
photo: I-80 somewhere in northeastern pennsylvania, july 2009