An aborted ride: Richmond to Richmond

Over the past two years, I had made some desultory attempts nearby but without success: the Baltimore Bayview yard and Hyattsville, MD. The latter was a particular waste of time because CSX upgraded the tracks long ago, making the trains too fast to jump, but I lazily hoped against hope to find a train stopped for clearance or the like. The last failed attempt was in late November, when in a bit of Murphy’s law, I found 2 repairmen adjusting a crossing signal. At a time like that, there would be no trains, period.

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‘Except for a few details…’ – Finding Dana

Well, this is it.  The next time you feel the need to throw cold water on your brain, read one of these.  They’re short, mildly addictive but in a good way, involve no depressing or scary news and no meaningless chitchat with co-workers or your supervisor – and they might just change the way you think and the work you do for the better.

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‘Except for a few details…’ – The Prophecy

Do you know what you need?  You need a break.  Not a two-week vacation.  Just a little one here and there, in the middle of the day or night if you’re having trouble sleeping.  One that doesn’t involve indulging yourself with empty calories or mindless television.  Or that’s too expensive and more trouble than it’s worth.

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