Commuter Chronicles #11: Escape
This installment of Commuter Chronicles is an excerpt from a fiction piece I’ve been working on this summer. The scene below takes place primarily on a bus. I tried to use my observations from countless trips on buses to set the mood. The story itself is unfinished but I just felt like posting a piece…
Commuter Chronicles #10: Signs You Should Hail a Taxi
SIGNS YOU SHOULD HAIL A TAXI BACK TO YOUR HOTEL ROOM INSTEAD OF TAKING THE BUS As discovered while waiting for local route 8 at the Old Town Transit Center in San Diego. The bus driver has been sitting idle inside the bus with the doors closed for about 5 minutes. When the driver…
Commuter Chronicles #9: MetroBench
This installment of Commuter Chronicles is a little different in that it isn’t about an actual experience I’ve had using public transit. Rather, I wanted to share an interesting article I came across while reading my twitter feed over the weekend.
Commuter Chronicles #6: Top 3
This installment of Commuter Chronicles is a short series of Top 3 lists related to commuting via public transportation. Two of these items are from my experiences using public transportation in SoCal. Can you guess which two those are?
Commuter Chronicles #2: Peril on the 532
The story below is a working draft of a personal narrative recounting a rather memorable trip to work one morning in 2007. This is my perspective of what happened that morning. I knew I should have stayed home today. Those were the only thoughts running through my head as the back tire of the 30,000…
Commuter Chronicles #1: The Wonderful World of Public Transportation
One idea I’ve been kicking around for awhile is to weave together some of my experiences as a commuter who uses public transportation (it’s not as common here in Phoenix as it is in other major metropolitan cities). I’m not sure if it would use these pieces as a personal narrative or if I should …