Foggy in NYC today, airports up & down. Fortunately I made the Boston-NYC-Boston round trip by Acela. I love trains. (Generational?) And with airports so difficult, Acela is my BOWASH choice. I don't mind the time ... there's no better place to do a quiet 3 or so hours of work.
Penn Station tip: Even if you have virtually no luggage, find a Redcap and offer a $20 tip to take you down to the train a couple of minutes early—I almost always get my preferred seat, a solo with a table in 1st class. (There's only one.) Hey, Steve Yastrow, I tend to find Acela staff quite friendly.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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