More on Chicago later on today, I hope. Until then, you can tide yourself over by reading about a disappearing train. Seriously.
Morgantown, WV, which is very close to my family’s property on the Cheat Lake, has one of the cooler mass transit systems that I’ve ever seen (though I’ve never had reason to ride it). The PRT is discussed in today’s New York Times. It’s worth checking out, if only for the wow factor.
From today’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback: Los Angeles note: Grant and I stayed at a downtown hotel, and met an old friend of mine at Philippes, a local landmark sandwich restaurant that seems not to have changed one whit since opening in 1908. I used MapQuest for directions. The restaurant was about two miles from the [...]
A challenge: reduce your CO2 output. Easy, right? Here’s one thing that helps: live in a strawbale house.
Bought my January T pass today, and instead of a Monthly Pass, they gave me a month-long Charlie Card. Funny how I can’t find anything on the T’s website about the Charlie Card, though. [Sarah pointed out that I missed the link. Ooooops. It's here: http://www.mbta.com/projects_underway/easyway.asp] (For those who have no idea what I’m talking [...]
Okay, back from the LSAT. Some general thoughts/impressions/etc: On UMass Boston: The place is one of the most horrific examples of architecture/planning I’ve ever seen with my own eyes. It’s like City Hall Plaza, but without the good parts, and without coffee. The only thing that can possibly be said in it’s favor is that [...]
Reflections after a day on Amtrak: Mussolini in 2008
Riding on an Amtrak train in west-central Pennsylvania. We just passed through the Norfolk Southern yards in Altoona. Stretching for a couple of miles, these yards appear to be almost abandoned. Here and there a newish locomotive sits on a well-used siding, but most of the engines in the lot look as though they might [...]
Or feeling like I should, at least. I’m in the lobby of a 50′s-style airport hotel just beneath the glide slope of runway 28-Right at Pittsburgh International Airport. It’s a great place. Really. Spent today visiting elderly relatives, and my aunt and uncle too. After a night of almost no sleep, thanks to a gravelly [...]