Your assignment for today was to read Chapter 20 of The Dharma Bums and summarize it in one sentence. Below is my one-sentence summary -- post yours as a comment. I'd also love to see general comments about the chapter, or questions.
The Dharma Bums Chapter 20 in one sentence:
Ray continues to meditate in the woods and grow in his Buddhist understandings, while his brother-in-law is getting annoyed at him for hanging around and not working, and the "old tobacco-chewing stickwhittlers" Ray sees at the crossroads store are baffled by his eccentricities.
Your next assignment is to read The Dharma Bums Chapter 21 and post a one-sentence summary.