There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
The particular sheen of America by Amtrak.
Here’s a story pitch: a train—but I’M on it. Please read that story here
I prefer taking the Amtrak everywhere, especially on long rides. So I really enjoyed this
piece on taking a transcontinental sleeper car, and it being an amazing piece of writing didn’t hurt
Whatever is ailing you all today (I know what is ailing you all), read this
travel story and I promise it will cure you. I did not consider that laughs might be in the offing today.
Amazing travel writing by
: “The truth of our nation’s internal demarcations is stranger than fiction — stranger than even the kind of brilliant avant-garde science fiction I am most likely capable of producing yet choose not to.”
Favorite paragraph of the day, via
. Thank you to the NYT for sending Caity Weaver all the way across the country on Amtrak.
"Train people are content to stare out the window for hours, like indoor cats."
This Amtrak journal from
is the funniest thing i've read in a very long time, and also a reminder of what a beautiful country America is.
The Particular Sheen of America by Amtrak
This is a very funny and well-written story. Treat yourself.
J. M. Groh
New kind of cross training
best part of this long nytimes mag piece on crossing the us by train: “Train people are content to stare out the window for hours, like indoor cats”