10/6/09 — I’m in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, enjoying school visits with great kids and teachers. Not to mention the librarians! They are wonderful hosts, and dedicated booklovers who are turning kids onto the joys of reading every day. It’s a pleasure to be around them.
Of course I’m missing my family. Thankfully, technology helps us stay in touch: phone chats, email, Facebook, texting. Also, keeping busy is key — not a problem with school visits during the day, a run in the late afternoon, writing at night, followed by a good read. Life on the road. Hotel is home, at least for the time being . . .