Monthly Archives: October 2007

Moving the City forward?

San Francisco 1900: Average speed of public transit 8.0 mph* San Francisco 2007: Average speed of public transit 8.1 mph (SF Gate) What went wrong in the past 107 years? How has the San Francisco City and County increased average … Continue reading

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Work

Today, I drove a van. I like the vans. A doorman got mad at me because I didn’t pull in the building driveway correctly. Poop on you, Mr. Grouchy Doorman. Further salt was thrown on my bleeding wound when it … Continue reading

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Paper vs. Reality

A sad but strong reminder that significant disconnects exist between seemingly excellent performance of business units on paper when compared to the real world results. Link

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IU’s not “lovin’ it.”

Back home in Indiana, my alma mater, Indiana University, used to house a McDonald’s in the Read Center dormitories. Last May that McDonald’s closed. Let me impress upon you the historical importance of this facility. This was the only name … Continue reading

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It’s my Odyssey, not a quarter life crisis.

I have had a hard time lately putting aside feelings that I’m inadequate, lack direction or focus, have no real employable skills, etc. These feelings started bubbling up in the past year or so, when I realized I was having … Continue reading

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What if the Van Ness BRT wasn’t run by MUNI?

I stumbled upon this excellent set of posts by “Eric” on his Transbay Blog. If you’re interested in BRT in San Francisco, these are an excellent read: Part 1 – Van Ness BRT: Why We Need It Part 2 – … Continue reading

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Some things make you reconsider your choice of work.

A cab driver was shot on Sunday morning at the same time I was leaving the garage. Scary! Further adding to this tragedy is that this occurred in the SUNSET district. Yes, the Sunset. Is there any place that’s really … Continue reading

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