I returned to Syracuse earlier today after a long weekend in Detroit for
Computers and Writing.

Getting to Motown
on Thursday was a cinch, but getting home again was
eventful (also it was, in the end, safe)–for reasons that have nothing to do with
loading up on Tony Packo’s hot dogs,
deep fried pickles, and chicken chili before heading to the
Toledo Amtrak
station. I’ll have more to say about the eventfulness tomorrow, once I’ve had
the chance to unpack and watch the Heroes finale (while flipping back to the

This hippo from yesterday’s visit to the Toledo Zoo does pretty
well to depict the way I’m feeling after a looong night-into-day’s travel on

Lake Shore Limited