Posts Tagged ‘bus’

One Cause of Global Warming is Automobile Exhaust. I don’t own a car. I ride the bus… It’s fun! Fix Global Warming…

April 9, 2018

I sleep on the way to work… You can’t do that if you drive…

I drink booze on the way home… You can’t do that if you drive…

However, I know people that travel great distances to get to work and cannot ride the bus or use BART. Friends of mine LIVE in Sacramento and WORK in San Francisco and commute back and forth every day. That’s INSANE but you do what you have to do to survive.

A really great solution would be to move the workplace closer to Home. Housing costs in the Bay Area are very high and MANY people choose to live in the central valley where housing costs are reasonable. Why NOT move high tech offices? What is the advantage to having an office in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara or Mountain View? With a shorter commute people would be happier and more productive… An hour+ commute each way really makes for a long workday… We should move offices to Stockton, Modesto, Turlock and Gilroy… That’s where the people live!

Zoning Laws made sense in the past when we wanted to keep industrial buildings far away from Homes. Industrial buildings often caused smoke and pollution… like steel mills and oil refineries…


Office Space could fill the empty stores at shopping malls… Since Amazon has caused retail stores to close why not use those vacant buildings for Cubical Farms?

Fix Global Warming

Mom told me…

April 12, 2009

“It won’t kill you to ride the BUS…”

And she was right! I rode the bus and did not die…

So here I am years later… During the last year the price of gas just went sky high and I got angry. It all seemed to be an artificial squeeze on the general public by the super rich and so I decided to just say no. I find that it is possible for me to get to work and back with a single bus ride. That makes it a practical alternative to driving my own car. There were some unexpected blessings. First, there is a great sense of relief when I get on the bus. I feel at that instant that I am not the responsible adult. Someone else is the responsible adult. If there is a bus crash, so what! It’s not my fault. If I was driving, I am the person that has to pay attention. I am the person that is in charge of listening to the engine for strange sounds… and so on and so on…. When I drive, I am constantly alert and looking for other drivers that could crash into me. So, as a bus rider, I am able to close my eyes and dream or plan art projects or compose lyrics… total freedom… for 45 minutes… also, I get to cruise by the boats at Eureka’s harbor and admire them… also, I get to chat with my fellow riders or evesdrop on their conversations. It introduced me to a totally different class of people and their world. Expanding my horizons…

“The bus came by and I got on,

That’s when it all began…

There was cowboy Neil, at the wheel,

Of a bus to never-never land” -Jerry Garcia

I almost always sing the song when I see the bus arriving… This was one of the Grateful Dead’s Best songs… called “The Other One” It featured about one minute of lyrics and 30 minutes of abstract jazz/space/drums/crazy noise… OH YEAH! It sings of Cowboy Neil Cassidy driving Ken Kesey’s magic bus named “Furthur”

So, get on the bus…

The Beatles took a Magical Mystery Tour on a bus and so did The Who…

“The Magic Bus”


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