I took Amtrak from Tampa to Palatka for this conference, a two-day shindig sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council┬áhonoring William Bartram’s travels up the St. Johns River through Putnam County, Florida. Julie gave my head a buzz and I wore my favorite, lavender shirt.┬áMy Bartram buddies Chuck Spornick and Kathryn Braund picked me up at the station. I had missed the email saying I was to give a presentation, but Kathryn called to remind me while I was on the train. So I sketched this out somewhere north of Orlando.

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