If I Could Be Anywhere

reading Guy de Maupassant on the PATH
Hoboken platform       1993
just out of college
string of lights down one tunnel       paling       gone
my freshly-khaki’d butt in the hardwood slab
let’s call a bench       my yellowed book open       another
up the nearer tunnel       clattering to
a string of lights       mine       this morning

20 minutes early
to Battery …

The Explosion That Stopped the Subway


How did rail gain a foothold in a car culture city? UCLA and UC Berkeley legal, business, and environmental scholar Ethan N. Elkind used archival documents, contemporary news accounts, and …

My Clockwork Orange

Finding Cohesion on Metro

They say that nobody rides public transportation In Los Angeles. If that’s true, then every week I ride with a few more than 20,000 “nobodies” traveling through the deep recesses …