Month: May 2016

  • Snowden and a fair shake

    I believe Edward Snowden is a patriot. Obviously, many disagree, including those at the helm of government. As always happens when those in government leave their posts, they start talking in ways which sound strange and different from when they were at their posts. Eric Holder, former Attorney General, provides a great example of this with […]

  • Last mile connections

    When I hopped on SEPTA earlier this Memorial Day weekend, the interstitial below appeared in the app. I had read SEPTA was partnering with Uber to discount “last mile connections” from particular train stations to destinations, but had forgotten about it. Looks like Memorial Day weekend is the start of that promotion. It’s a brilliant…

  • Receipts

    I was in the Houston airport the other day, having just ordered lunch. I handed my Amex card to the woman at the register. She inserts it into the chip reader, and the moment she does, this Apple Wallet notification appears: It take another few seconds for the receipt to print, and for her to…

  • Getting out of yourself

    Getting out of yourself

    I snapped this photo quickly as our plane was turning for its landing at Washington Reagan National Airport yesterday. It was good visiting Houston this week, and there were many experiences that were brief but memorable, like this photo. I enjoy travel, even when there are lots of connections, because it’s often a way to…

  • Houston

    Houston

    I haven’t been in Texas for a few years, since I flew into Oklahoma City and took Amtrak to Dallas/Fort Worth, and then across West Texas and the southwest. But I’ve never been to Houston before. It’s large. Our fourth largest city, behind New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. After Houston comes Philadelphia. It’s sprawling. It’s…