In which Jed picks up and interacts with a down-and-out hitchhiker.
In which Jed attends assorted social events, including a Halloween party, and hangs out with a bunch of old friends.
In which Jed does more socializing, and visits Walden Pond.
In which Jed plays Mahjong, learns about log-file analysis, and teaches himself AppleScript, activities which he modestly refers to as “just lazing around.” And reads Bird by Bird, and receives a royalty check.
In which Jed visits Mt. Auburn Cemetery, hangs out with friends, and visits the MFA.
In which Jed buys winter clothing, learns to knit, and visits friends in Northampton.
In which Jed coughs, complains about Boston's lack of good sourdough, attends Thanksgiving dinner, and helps Beth home from the hospital.
In which Jed's car battery dies, for neither the first nor the last time this trip. Plus other tech issues, more socializing, a Hanukkah dinner, some Perl-script writing, and an attempt to navigate the streets of Boston.
In which Jed criticizes other people's VRML books, reads parts of Wuthering Heights and Mein Kampf, and purchases a trenchcoat.
In which Jed plays games, practices providing conversational hooks for other people to pick up, knits most of a cap, and adds material to his website. Or “Web site,” as he used to call it in those days.