The week before last: Oregon, and parts of Washington. Ashland, Eugene, Salem, Portland, Tacoma. Saw Crater Lake, the Oregon Dunes, Mt. Hood National Park, Bagby Hot Springs . . . took the 101 down the coast through small sea towns and the Redwood Forest and slept outside many times.

Last week: New Orleans. Lord!

This week: . . . New Orleans! I have not yet got enough of the damn place.

When I return to Oakland later this week I have to work for two months straight in order to afford to leave it. Oh god! It’ll be all right, though. I feel fine.