Photo of subway passengers

Thinking about trains*

* Did I struggle not to make “train of thought” puns? Maybe. We’re back in the Bay Area after another BoltBus ride, this time from Los Angeles. One missed departure aside, it was a pleasant round trip. Bolt uses relatively new buses with onboard bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. (When I Read more…

A sunset photo of the Los Angeles skyline

Learning Los Angeles

Our departure from Los Angeles has been delayed a day, thanks to the arrival of 2018’s first storm. Flash flood warnings have been up all morning, and the freeway that would have brought us to Union Station — Highway 101 — lost 30 miles to water and mud. We soldiered on Read more…

Zottis Classic Low-Fat Yogurt

I opened up a tub of Zottis Classic Yogurt this morning, and as I savored that first cold, creamy spoonful, a thought popped into my head: “I miss Bulgarian yogurt.” And then, on the heels of that sentiment: “But I don’t even really remember what Bulgarian yogurt is like.” It Read more…