There was a time when I hated standing in line at the grocery store. Like you probably do, I’d walk back and forth a few times, carefully evaluating the speed of each cashier, the length of each line, and the number of items in each shopper’s cart—letting each factor inform my decision before committing to
I don’t feel like stringing together a cogent, cohesive, articulate column today. It takes a lot of work to string together a narrative—to hook you with the first few words, and then slowly reel you in, keeping a steady tension on the line, from first word to last. Sometimes, in lieu of telling a story,
They’re calling it “Carmageddon.” Next Friday, a ten-mile stretch of one of the busiest freeways in Los Angeles, the 405, will close entirely for a 53-hour construction project—an entire weekend of gridlock. An estimated 500,000 vehicles travel the 405 on a weekend in July.