Saturday, August 25, 2007

Still in Cambridge

Ahhh, so, about the previous post. You see, "thesis is done" is a complicated statement. There's finishing the thesis, but there's also the minor business of defending, making revisions, and getting out a paper before the trip so it doesn't get scooped by a competitor. Also: applying for postdocs. And don't forget trip preparation.

So I am still in Cambridge. Departure date has been rolled back to Sept. 1. And I've finally conceded that this is now the "fall of freedom" tour. And I've cut out the Florida bit, instead choosing to concentrate mostly on the dirt roads of Canada. I've seen the Eisenhower highway system before, thank you very much.

But trip preparation is well on its way. More details shortly.

1 comment:

Carol Aubin said...

Hi Jake, Got your blog site. First, Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry to hear about the breakdown but at least you are able to get the bike fixed and for less money than you originally thought. BTW, John's dad was born in Sault Ste. Marie! Hope you are able to continue on your trip soon. I will be reading your postings.