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The pleasures of the Acela….

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…among other things

Amtrak is often frustrating. I feel like I’ve probably ridden it more than most people in my community, given that (a)It’s the most reliable transport to and from Bard, a trip I’ve been making for 28 years (b) Phil’s family was in DC, which meant Holiday trips back and forth and (c)one way or another I’ve nedded to go to Boston or Providence a few times over the last decade. I’ve never made the longer East-Westtrip so I can’t speak for it’s comforts over the long run. But they do seem to be criminally mismanaged as a business.

None of that detracts from the pleasure of riding the Acela from New York to Boston: Glorious leg room, Quiet cars, speedy and many convienient work surfaces. Even the bathrooms are enjoyable. And it is blissful to simply arrive in Penn Station and hop on the subway home. In all aspects much easier than the wrangle of my recent Airplane trips. I wish that there was stuill viable transcontinental rail in this country. I would definitely consider it as an alternative to flying.

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June 30, 2006 at 7:58 am

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My pores bring all the boys to the yard….

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and they’re like “they’re bigger than yours”

I’m loving my new camera: here’s my face in macro mode on a moving train.

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June 28, 2006 at 6:31 pm

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Protected: Our dirty little secret….

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June 28, 2006 at 6:11 pm

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Protected: Is it just because I have to go speak tomorrow…

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June 27, 2006 at 5:28 pm

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I just found out…

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…that it’s Lehigh’s birthday!

Three years old and a hellion indeed. She’s been brightening my life and coating my sheets with hair for about 7 months now.

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June 25, 2006 at 8:02 pm

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Protected: Ambivalence about pride….

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June 25, 2006 at 8:25 am

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Nobody reads LJ on the weekends but…

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Here’s what all the fuss in my journal has been about. It’s a multi-pic walkthrough of my show in London for all of those who can’t make it over there. Pictures of the opening and other assorted London things to follow. Not to mention a longer textual examination of the trip.(EDIT) I just posted this and the pictures are quite large, so I’ll work on getting hem to the right size but for now, expect to scroll around a bit

Cut because it’s image heavy, and maybe some of you Brits might want to have a bit of a surprise

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June 24, 2006 at 12:53 pm

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