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Chapter FifteenSignposts: The Big Ideas That Mark the Road

In the late fall, with the end of my journey in sight, a few schools called and asked if I could stop in for a visit in Houston, Fort Worth, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Phoenix on my way home, and I politely declined. Eighty-nine days was long enough. I was worn out, my memory banks were full, and I wanted to get home, see my wife, enjoy a family Christmas, and start to put all my thoughts together.

Deadheading from Dallas to San Diego is a long, lonely, full-on, two-day, butt-sore drive. I stopped in nameless gas stations to get the same gas, the same big caffeine-laced diet soda, and the same sandwich or burrito that I could somewhat safely eat with one hand on the wheel and the cruise ...

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