|I stayed in this|
Teepee in Michael's
I'm Looking for a Ride from VT to CA!I've been in Vermont for two weeks so far. Now I'm looking to go from Vermont to San Diego, California, or at least to the Colorado/Utah area (where a friend can take me to San Diego). Anybody know of a ride going that way? I have a Peace Corps reunion August 2nd in San Diego, the first time I'll have seen most those Peace Corps friends in 25 years.
I take rides already going, not special trips for me. The point is to not create more commerce, but to use what's already running and existing.
Road Trip with LeslieMy friend Leslie came from LA and swung through Fruita, Colorado to pick me up and bring me to Vermont on her way to see her father in New Hampshire. If you read that book about me, Leslie is the same friend who took Mel and me to Alaska in her van 14 years ago. This time around, I felt Leslie and I passed a critical point and our friendship became even more special to me. When friends travel together, it can be more intimate than romantic relationships in some ways, because you're with the person 24 hours a day. We started getting on each others' nerves after the third day and got into a heated quarrel. Then we talked it through and a new light of understanding went on for me. After getting over that hump, I realized a bond had happened. I feel a deep love for Leslie now that I hadn't realized before.
Godfather to the World's Cutest Baby!
|Baby Blessing at the Shao Shan Temple|
Me on the far left, between the Zen priests.
Michael and Sarika (in blue dress) holding baby Satya
|Abbot Taihaku, and me|
Reading from the Bible.
Scriptures, prayers, and blessings
were read from Hindu, Buddhist,
Jewish, and Christian
For the sake of the Guiness Book of World Records I must announce that it's unanimous by all here that Satya Daisy is the world's cutest baby.