Sunday, May 04, 2008

The politics of taxi dancing

Lots of NYC cab drivers live and/or garage in Brooklyn. I felt like a
native when I called out to an off-duty cab at a stop-light, "Brooklyn?"
"Park Slope."
"Get in."

My pleasure dimmed when he made two comments that probably indicate
he's got a race problem, and I thought about the many advantages that
accrue from living in desireable, central neighborhoods.

Friday, May 02, 2008

"Direct" flight

This seems circuitous. Maybe it was an effort to minimize the
turbulence. Even so, it was pretty rocky, and we got the most serious
messages I've ever heard from the pilot about the turbulence.

Hooray for public transit, but...

Could we get some better colors? (The trains have a large stripe of
the fusia and gold.)

White Boston

Surprised again by how white tourist- and business-Boston is.