The good life

The egg-mcmuffin-like entree doesn't look especially good, but the idea of slipping away somewhere on a train for a few days is very appealing.

The egg-mcmuffin-like entree doesn’t look especially good, but the idea of slipping away somewhere on a train for a few days is very appealing.

Maybe it’s my imagination – in fact, it probably is – but I thought I caught a whiff of Autumn approaching today. It was wedged in between the heat and the humidity and it lasted only a few seconds, but maybe …

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My friend Buren sent me an iPhone photo he took from his Amtrack dining car table en route from Virginia to New York. He’s in the middle of a three-week run of whatever show he’s doing with his family these days and they’re taking a break to catch a few Broadway shows. I replied to the photo saying that he leads one of the all-time great lives. He replied to my observation, “Sometimes.”

Here’s the text that accompanied the photo …

In the middle of our 3 week run in Richmond/DC… We always slip away to New York for 3 or 4 nights… See two or three shows to steal material… From Richmond it’s a 6 hour Amtrak ride… I love the train ride… I sit in the cafe car with the laptop… WIFI… Work a little … Gaze out the window … Eat…