Making plans for a road trip, out to great unwashed Wisconsin and back, in August. That’s unfair, Wisconsinites are nothing if not washed. Gil and I will have a third driver since Maud is coming along, and a source of ready aggravation since we’re bringing Oliver the pit beagle. A lot of traveling this summer, and yet I can’t seem to find the right shoes, with the proper width, lift and look. Maybe I’ll find them in the midwest. I’m going to make stops at independent bookstores along the way in Milwaukee, Chicago and Cleveland. I can’t wait.