April 23, 2006
8 hours, to the minute, 4:12 to 12:12, from Oxford, Mississippi to Bloomington, Indiana. Via the freeways and interstates, MS to TN to AR to MO to IL to IN. We couldve gone the Neil route through Kentucky, to Terre Haute, for a lecture on Intelligent Design. But we made our own way under clear skies and trucker's fumes. In Missouri on 55 going 85mph the black-tinted sunroof on Tom's car EXPLODED upon us, a great big crack with small blackened bits of what looked like birdshot crashing into the car. Tom's knee got cut in three places, all minor.