Saturday, May 27, 2017


When I was a boy, my dad took me to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia to pick up visitors arriving by train. You could go down to the tracks then, and we'd see the gigantic GG1 engines pull into the station. The streamlined shape was like no other engine I've seen before or since:

PRR-4935, Strasburg, Pennsylvania

I also remember seeing rounded, diesel-belching buses in downtown Norristown. Trains and buses are much more squared-off now—I'm a bit surprised, since cars seem to be more streamlined and aerodynamic. I found this beautiful old school bus a couple of weeks ago, still at work hauling students around Santa Cruz County:

Santa Cruz, California

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Milford, New Hampshire
One of the top three breakfast places in the country.