Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cool stats about public transit use in American cities


Apparently, Boston ranks 3rd (behind New York and Washington) among American cities with the smallest percentage of people commuting to work by car – and a particularly large proportion of people who walk.  Much more info and brightly colored graphs after the link.

Three cheers for biking, walking, and transiting!

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/10/us-cities-where-fewest-commuters-get-work-car/7390/


The primary difference between a New England bluegrass band and a Southern bluegrass band…

I’d like to enlighten you about the primary difference between a New England bluegrass band and a Tennessee bluegrass band.  I first realized the need for this post when we went to Canobie Lake Park for Screamfest last weekend.  In addition to screaming, Screamfest involved a bluegrass band.  Thanks, Deliverance, for painting rollicking good music as the stuff of horror.  (Before I proceed, let me be clear: the band at Screamfest was lively, the banjo player picked like a pro, and I don’t mean to impugn the skills of the musicians in any way.) Continue reading The primary difference between a New England bluegrass band and a Southern bluegrass band…