Illinois at Last

view from the Zephyr

50 hours after I stepped onto the California Zephyr in Emeryville, I stepped off Train 6 and spotted my brother Jon on the platform in Galesburg. It was a long, beautiful trip. Not without its minor inconveniences and quirks but very satisfying. I met interesting people. I had good conversations. I might even do it again sometime.

I’m settled in at Jon and Sonja’s and getting ready for my next project. Over the next few of weeks I’ll be working on a production of The Seagull, but I’m also planning to spend a little time writing about some interesting things I’ve learned about Oakland in the past couple of months, starting with a story of how this particular production of The Seagull is connected to someone with roots in Oakland.

Work ToolsCreston, Iowa

Sunday March 7, 2010 — Mark —