One night “on the road” and already I fear I’m coming down with a cold. This two-stop tour (Calgary, Vancouver) is something of a test run. The big tour will be in June — four and a half weeks of travel and promotion from New York to San Francisco. I can see that one of the (many) challenges will be staying healthy, given all the different hotels with variable temperatures, all the hand shaking and closed airplane air, all the late nights and early mornings — not to mention the excitement and consequent stress.

I add to my survival gear list: Echinacea (with Golden Seal, made in our local area by St Francis Herb Farm: the best), Tea Tree oil (vile even in drops, to gargle). And Airborne, which I still believe in.


Image from BibliOdyessy.