January 9, 2008 -- Wednesday afternoon

Reading The Rough Guide to San Francisco & the Bay Area, while walking down the street just below Telegraph Hill (where the parrots were crazily cawing in the trees).

He's on his way home to Toronto after visiting Australia and New Zealand.

He's also reading (not ambulatorily) The Passenger, by Chris Petit about the Lockerbie Pan-Pam plane bombing in 1988, which he found in a hostel in New Zealand. Great travel reading!