In which Jed digitizes some photos and becomes uncomfortably aware of how little progress he’s made on fiction writing so far this trip.
In which Jed attends a very cold First Night celebration, helps David move, prepares to get his ear irrigated, and plays with Sarah's cat. Also: parlor games.
In which Jed launches his words & wordplay column, visits a Holocaust memorial, sings rounds, recognizes that his mood has been declining (due in part to Winter), and makes travel plans.
In which Jed discusses the lack of personal details in this travelogue, backs up his computer, attends a great Kallet/Epstein/Cicone concert, and drives down to Alexandria, VA, after overcoming multiple car-related obstacles.
In which Jed settles into Barbara’s house, attempts to deal with a burst pipe, and finally gets his car’s electrical system fixed. And decides not to attend the Moving Worlds VRML conference.
In which Jed updates his address book, revises a story, calls his grandmother for her birthday, and prepares to visit CA to attend the VRML 97 conference.
In which Jed visits various DC-area war memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, and Mt. Vernon. And prepares to get his passport renewed for a forthcoming trip to the UK, which he doesn't bother mentioning is in the works. And has a bad email week, and attends a Washington Romance Writers meeting.
In which Jed does many touristy things in the Washington, DC area, including visiting the Holocaust Museum and the National Cathedral, and then flies to California.
In which Jed reads comics, runs errands, and sees Bay Area friends. And fails to note that the Wanderjahr has reached its halfway point.
In which Jed attends the VRML 97 conference in Monterey.