This morning, something happened to me that I haven't experienced in my 20 years in DC. As I was standing on my ascending escalator step, trying to get out of Dupont Circle, the escalator just stopped. URRRCH!  ESCALATOR #FAIL. A loud, collective groan issued forth from the crowd, which had no choice but to start … Continue reading #FAIL

The A Train

I DON’T OFTEN POST ABOUT COMMUTING because I’m trying to attract readers, not repel them. Commuting is the act of getting yourself to and from work. It's usually mundane and unremarkable. In large metropolitan areas, such as the Washington, DC region, we have a subway. It's called Metro. Most days it works. Some days it … Continue reading The A Train

Cheating death on the Red Line

Yesterday's afternoon commute started out crazy, morphed into annoying, then quickly turned tragic for many DC-area commuters.  Because it made national news, you've heard by now about the deadly Metrorail crash on the Red Line. It happened at about 5pm yesterday.  Where was I? Well, about 20 minutes before, I descended the escalator into the … Continue reading Cheating death on the Red Line