Category Archives: Open Letter

An Open Letter To:

The man playing the Smurfs video game on his iPad on the train this morning. Dude, Smurfs? You are about 40, with flecks of gray in your close cropped hair and stubble. You wore a green polo shirt. Despite not … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To:

My neighbor who’s having her second garage sale this month. I passed your barely legible paper-and-marker signs on my ride to the station–barely legible from the bike, and surely completely unreadable from a car–and noticed you’d crossed out references to … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to:

The guy on the 8:16 this morning with the Eli Manning Giants jersey over his white dress shirt. One or the other, dude–wear the Giants jersey, or wear the tailored white dress shirt. But a fancy oxford collar poking out … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To:

The woman “holding” the door open on the 5:27 yesterday. It was 5:23. That is an essential bit of information in┬áthis sad parable. I was hustling along the Track 29 platform, looking for an increasingly rare seat on the 5:27, … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To:

Trainjotting. I know, I know, it’s been several days since I’ve posted. I apologize. You’re mad, I know. Yes, there is that other blog. It’s late-model and attractive, I know, and commands a lot of attention. I know from experience … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To:

The Big Silver Van Parked Dangerously Close to Our Bike Rack. Congratulations, Big Silver Van (BSV)! You won the “Closest to the Rack” contest! Seriously, what’s with the trading paint, in NASCAR parlance, with the still-new bike rack that we … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To:

The middle-aged couple strolling hand-in-hand down the ramp to Track 108 yesterday. It was 5:45 and the 5:46 was itching to head to points north. The ramp was jammed, trains on both Track 107 and 108 receiving passengers. At the … Continue reading

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