Wed 21 May HF
I managed to find out that the referendum lost almost 40-60%. La Presse had a headline yesterday where Pierre Trudeau
called the referendum a "cul-de-sac".
The Toronto Globe and Mail tended to be neutral on the affair, although polls did show that René Lévèsque would not win
this time. I'd like to talk with ordinary Canadians about it. My club of Liberal Arts Council did have a Canadian
in it, but I've lost touch.
Sun 25 May M+F
George Lucas is releasing "The Empire Strikes Back" this weekend, the sequel to "Star Wars". Reviews note that
the movie shows it as "Episode V".
Graduation lurks on Saturday, and by this time next week, I'll be on my travels to New England.
Sun 1 Jun F
Whoowhee! I am a college graduate! I have two simultaneous degrees in history and (general) science.
An era ended yesterday with graduation, and I face a summer with no certainty about September. Perhaps I should
have done for an MBA. I practiced Buddhism today and tried to let go; it helped a little. Last night's dream about
meeting my sister's "fiancé" didn't help at all.
Tomorrow morning I am paying two months' rent before I begin my trip. My itinerary looks like this: I will
spent a week or so in New England, then cross into Canada in New Brunswick, go through Québec (and practice my French again),
then through Ontario. I figure I'll cross back into Detroit and make my way back to Pennsylvania in ten days.
Wed 4 Jun F
I made my way to Wilkes-Barre on Monday. After a brief visit, I left on Tuesday morning northeasterward. I expect
to arrive in Maine by tomorrow to begin my trek northward. New England is so nice and cool in June! We'll
probably stay overnight in Vermont. The bus should reach the border with New York State later this afternoon.
The weather coöperates so well.