Last night I attended the first of the summer series of the Lakes Region Chamber Music Series, and accompanied by piano and Violin, a very fine soprano, Lisa Saffer, sang a version of the Jane Kenyon poem "Let Evening Come"..set to music by composer William Bolcom. My daughter Kristin read this wonderful poem at Martin's memorial service last summer, so it had special meaning to me.

It is one more hot humid day, though they predict a cooling off tomorrow. This afternoon I will be in air conditioning when I go to Freyburg, Maine, for a repeat of the live-streamed "Lucia di Lammermoor" from the Met. And later this week the film "Moonrise Kingdom" will open in Conway, NH...22 miles away, sigh, but I will make the drive.

My little Maine town has a movie theater but the guy who owns it refuses to show anything but the usual blockbuster fare, and a little Spiderman goes a very long way with me.

I just finished inserting information into the calendar on my website which shows when and where I will be touring this fall. If you click on the calendar  and then advance to September and October you will see the details (below is what it looks like, but you must actually go to it in order to click on each date and read details) and you will also see why by the end of October I will be a basket case.  Each event is always fun, and I love meeting all the people who take time from their busy schedules to come and talk about books...or listen to me talk about books!...but the traveling itself is, as you know, not easy: going from city to city, from airport to airport, from hotel to hotel.