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Pink umbrella…

Thursday, November 12th, 2009 by calixton

…on BART. I noticed this pink drink umbrella on my way home last week. Even though I had apparently missed the party, this little cocktail umbrella reminded me of good times. I think drinks on the train home tonight are definitely in order.

Lost dog…

Friday, September 18th, 2009 by calixton

…at the Davis Amtrak station. I spotted this little feller baking away yesterday in the Central Valley late afternoon/early evening sun. I suspect it will be just as hot—if not hotter—today, and that the little dog will have rolled on.

Five things you might see…

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 by calixton

…at a train station. Yesterday, I rushed to the Davis Amtrak station and arrived just in time for the train doors to shut and pull away without me. Faced with a 45-minute wait until the next westbound train, I wandered about aimlessly, cataloging the various wonders immediately surrounding the station. If you’d like to relive […]

Fun with BORT…

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 by calixton

…and other non-BART logos. On the way into work a couple of weeks ago I boarded a particularly pungent BART car. It was still early morning, but the amount of air conditioning required to offset the aroma of one specific passenger was beyond the capability of that particular car. At that moment, it seemed I […]

View from the right side…

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 by calixton

…of the train. Last week two events coincided: three weeks of Northern California rain ceased; and, the clocks shifted for seize the daylight time (carpe diem tempus temporis… or something). The result? For the first time in many months, my train trip home was during daylight hours. Traveling through the impenetrable, nighttime, tinted-train window void, […]

Sun and clouds…

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 by calixton

…on the way home yesterday. The ride home tonight was pitch black (had to work late), but I suspect the sky over San Pablo Bay may have been the same as yesterday. The weather felt about the same—a bit on the damp side, thickly cloudy, and temps in the low-60s. Maybe tomorrow the sun will […]

It’s not raining…

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 by calixton

…right now. But, it was a while ago. And, it looks like it will again. Hmm… I think it’s raining off in the distance there.

Train in motion…

Friday, February 20th, 2009 by calixton

…thankfully. Wednesday was a rough day for the Capitol Corridor and its riders. An apparent suicide in the morning delayed trains for 2+ hours and an afternoon pedestrian vs. train fatality added an extra hour to the evening commute. On Thursday morning the train stopped in the dark somewhere between Dixon and Suisun. When the […]

The continuing life…

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 by calixton

…of Train Life. I filmed Train Life in 2003, edited it in 2004, and shipped the completed 23-minute masterpiece of Capitol Corridor commuting to a half-dozen or so film festivals that same year. Predictably, festivals large and small concurred that the film should be seen by no one, and politely but firmly refused to screen […]

Full moon…

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 by calixton

…over San Pablo Bay. Managed to actually get up and get out the door on time this morning. Halfway to work; the moon was still high in the pre-dawn sky. Luckily, no werewolves on the train. Just vampires, I guess.