Archive for January, 2009

I hope and pray congresspersons regularly browse Riverby Books. It shouldn’t be hard. The store is four blocks east of the Capitol. And it’s open everyday, 10-6. Unfortunately I doubt it, knowing how inept our all-important Congress tends to be. The collection – no surprise – includes many political titles. But the store houses all […]

Amtrak Surprise


A fine side benefit of the crappy economy: Amtrak trains in the middle of the country are running on time! Sometimes, at least. That was the fortunate case for me last week on the Texas Eagle from Dallas to Austin. In the first half of 2008, the Texas Eagle was the worst Amtrak line, running […]