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I think I might have poisoned myself.

Recently I was sitting with some people and all of a sudden the room seemed to get brighter. Then I realized it wasn’t getting brighter so much as everything was beginning to be bathed in a soft glow. A fuzzy, blurry, soft glow. I covered up my left eye and things looked mostly normal. But […]

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Tunnel Vision

Sunday afternoon I was riding on the subway from Astoria to Manhattan. The lights in the car were turned off. I am not sure if this was to keep things cool or save energy or what, but it was such a nice sunny day it didn’t matter. One of the nice things about the above […]

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One Loaded Sentence – Three Digressions

I am on the A train reading Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell while leaning against one those doors that is labeled Do Not Lean. * * * A Train A guy gets on the train and leans next to me and says “There is nothing more depressing then the A train heading uptown” He says […]

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This train is out of service…for some of you

Yesterday morning I was – as usual – running a bit late to work. About 10 minutes or so. Nothing terrible. Then the N trains stopped at the 30th St. Station (two stops after I got on). It sat for a long while and I knew we were going to have to get off the […]

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Trust Fall

What do you do when someone faints? I don’t know. But I have seen people faint 3 different times on the subway. The first 2 times happened a year and a half ago. I was riding the N train to my current job at Goldman Sachs. It was the middle of the summer and it […]

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Cozy Subway Ride

I live about 10 minutes from the last stop on the N/W line in Astoria. I am pretty far from where most places I need to go in Manhattan but I like it out there anyway. One nice aspect is that I always get a seat on the subway. The trains are almost always there […]

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