Malgorzata (Gosia) Wroblewska-Nuwer in much, much warmer times (Lisbon, Portugal). Photo by Natalia Wroblewska

Woke up at 4 a.m. Central time to write a letter for reference for a super Ball State University journalism student seeking an internship at the Met.  Gosia is still sleeping.  This chain motel has breakfast at six a.m. There is a coffee pot in room but no coffee.  Hoping the motel’s spread includes a hot cereal, boiled egg, and coffee–but I’ll settle for coffee if cereal and egg are missing. Road through Minneapolis and N.D. entry looks passable on the weather front.  Have a super day! Wake up, Gosia. We are  burning daylight.