One Lovely Blog Award

Hello everyone!  We are just more than midway through July and the next round of Spotlight Awards will be served up during the first week of August.  In the meantime, I have some other awards to give out which should get us through the home stretch until I do the August Spotlight.

Recently, I received the One Lovely Blog Award from Kaitlyn Plyley.  Kaitlyn not only runs her self-titled blog, but also the very entertaining and thoughtful Transports of Delight blog.

I want to thank Kaitlyn for the honor and encourage all of you to visit her blogs.  You won’t be disappointed. Continue reading

Commuter Chronicles #9: MetroBench

This installment of Commuter Chronicles is a little different in that it isn’t about an actual experience I’ve had using public transit.  Rather, I wanted to share an interesting article I came across while reading my twitter feed over the weekend.

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Commuter Chronicles #2: Peril on the 532

The story below is a working draft of a personal narrative recounting a rather memorable trip to work one morning in 2007. This is my perspective of what happened that morning.

I knew I should have stayed home today. Those were the only thoughts running through my head as the back tire of the 30,000 lbs bus dangled over the edge of the canal. I squeezed my eyes shut for a moment to quickly thank God that this was just a standard size bus and not the ridiculously long articulated bus. That, and to block out the sound of the hyperventilating woman sitting directly behind me. Continue reading