Yesterday I was at George Washington College in Chestertown, Md., where I was awarded a doctorate of letters, honoris causa, for my writing on the college’s namesake. The administration, faculty and staff were both warm and efficient–traits not often associated with the academy. The medieval paraphernalia–I got to keep my hood–was very cool.
This was my first visit to the eastern shore of Maryland, and driving through Kent County reminded me what wide-open spaces can be tucked away even in smallish densely populated states. There were acres of cornfields that, but for the trees, might have been Iowa.
I had a great time, and I am deeply honored.