On Thursday, March 29th, I am departing from Newark to Lisbon, Portugal. After ten days in Lisbon, I’ll fly to Oakham, England to deliver an address. On April 16th I’ll cross into Italy, taking the train from Rome to Assisi, where I’ll spend three weeks studying Italian. I’ll be commencing a four months sojourn in Italy that will include Venice, Milan and Rome. After camping in the Douro Valley of Portugal, on August 16th I’ll take the train to southern France and meet up with Jim Gravois. He and I will walk the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela from the French side of the Pyrenees. We will be on the pilgrimage road for seven weeks, walking ten miles a day and mostly staying in hostels. My time after walking the Camino is open-ended. Suspended by a little help from my friends, I’m ready for anything to happen.