I am reporting in from where I am supposed to be: snuggled into the parking lot at Arcosanti, the urban laboratory, the arcology, in Arizona.
Since my last navigational fix at Montezuma’s Castle, I’ve been immersed doing the Year on the Road. I encountered several places to write about and photograph: the road to Jerome, Tuzigoot, Arcosanti, and Sedona’s statuary.
I’ve met some interesting people: a cousin I don’t remember ever meeting and her partner, who provided me with hours of provocative conversation; and Paolo Soleri, the Big Bang of Arcosanti.
I found events that rewarded beyond expectation: a small writers’ group, a winning night at a strong bridge club; my first ever look-in on an AA meeting that stirred emotions I did not see coming; and a sit-in on Paolo’s Soleri’s weekly School of Thought.
That is a lot of catching up.