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Public Transportation and Me

My experiences with public transportation began when I was growing up in New Orleans and have shaped my ideas about what a well-run transit system should look like. 1,221 more words

Public Transit

BluRay disc of "Toronto Alice"

A big stack of BluRay discs of Toronto Alice ready to ship out to my Indiegogo contributors. Made a few extra for those who didn’t manage to pick up this “perk” during my campaign, but would like to now. 41 more words

Art Musings And Other Great Profundities

Welding Vancouver Streetcar Track

There was something about the image above that bothered me. Something that didn’t look safe. Then it struck me. The fellow standing next to the wagon with the warning: “Danger: 500 Volts. 166 more words


Carl Burr's Hingham, Part 1

Thanks to the generosity of Hingham resident Gerry Bennett, the Historical Society has recently been loaned the diaries of Carl Burr (1884-1961), a seventh generation Hingham resident who lived his entire life at the family homestead at 61 Leavitt Street, across from today’s Hingham Public Library. 603 more words

Parallel Lines

(first published in The Tyee, Fall, 2005)

I remember the last time I heard the sound of crossing bells and the blast of the engine horn along the CPR’s now-neglected Arbutus Line. 707 more words


Chris Selley: Time for Torontonians and their governments to get serious about streetcars

If the Great Pyramid of Giza had come in three inches taller than its intended height, its reputed architect, Hemon, might reasonably have petitioned pharaoh for mercy. 701 more words