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It is slower, of course, but I can also get a lot done on a train. And the station is about a block from my family's home whereas the airport, with holiday congestion, is about a 45 min drive.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire
I just enjoy being on a train or bus - I still have some of that schoolboyish enthusiasm for it. I've never got used to planes or cars - you can't relax. I can even daydream on a train, inspired by what I see out of the windows.
Of course a car drive is also sometimes a good way to solve an impossible conceptual problem that's been going around in your mind. Focusing on driving seems to bring a different kind of thinking into play - ie not thinking consciously.
But I still couldn't tell you exact model of Fiat I have apart from the name, nor the licence number. I just don't care.
You can't be me, I'm taken
In other news, we should have a bullet train running from Portland, ME to Washington DC. It is ridiculous to not have better rail service on the east coast. It won't happen as long as we keep on subsidizing our failing airlines.
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