Day 47

Last-minute accommodations

May 12th, 2010

My plan yesterday was to make my way up to the University of Chicago and try to find somewhere to stay with some students there. As I was approaching the campus, I got an email from my friend Lyle, a forwarded email from his friend-of-a-friend John, saying that John's friend Joe would host me for the evening in Hyde Park. Thanks to everyone in that chain of acquaintances for helping to secure me lodging for the night!

And a wonderful night it was. I got to hear Anna (left) play the cello while Lily and Rachel (right) made a peach-pear cobbler and Joe cooked up some sardines. We had some great conversations over dinner and beer/wine, and Joe asked me some really good questions about my walk that made me think a little deeper about what I'm experiencing.

P.S. Joe is a published author!


  1. Lizzie K says:

    What did Joe ask? What did you say?

  2. Karen Too says:

    Well, Matt, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if there’s a book (and movie) deal in your near future.

    By the way, in case no one has asked yet: How are your shoes holding up?

    While I haven’t had a chance to read every single comment, I did see some who asked about your feet, but none (so far) about your shoes.

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