On the Road Again

Today marks three years since my grandfather’s passing.

John DiTommaso was a lot of things.  One of them was a traveler.

He adored cross-country road trips filled with truck-stop diners and NPR broadcasts.

I will never forget the first time he called me from the road to tell  me that he’d just heard my name in the credits of Sunday Baroque – a nationally syndicated classical music radio program.  He was somewhere in the middle of the country, but his pride came through loud and clear back in my apartment in Connecticut.

Whenever I hear (in my head or just in passing) Willie Nelson’s On the Road Again, I’m reminded of my grandfather’s adventures…and that it’s okay to start, stop, and get on again with my own.


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