The View From Nathan's Bus

It’s Complicated

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"We don't want RapidRide," Marcus told me one night. I'd been telling him stops would be eliminated, and how the 49 would be separated...

Our Lady III: Lows and Highs

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No, the conversation didn’t have the urgency or desperation of our first, nor the celebratory airs of the second. But I like to think...

Names Nathan Gets Been Called: 4th Edition!

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What will we call each other sixty years from now? Sixty years ago we thought we knew. We didn't. Some of it won't be...

It’s About Who’s Around

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“Is that mah boy?”“Jooohn! What’s goin’ on! Been a long time!” In the days of coronavirus, pleasantries have to be yelled. John had entered through...

Felt From a Distance

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This post is a thematic sister to this post. --- I will look back on these days with wonder. I will remember the texture of the...

Lessons Learned on the 5

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I'll leave it to those around me to conclude whether or not I'm the same person I was eight years ago, when I started...

Nathan Converses With His Colleagues: About That 65

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As in several of the posts in this series (see below), I’m sprawled out on a bus home after a long day working. I’m...

Nathan Converses With His Colleagues: VII

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We were in that special place following the conclusion of a night shift--and by place I mean both physical and psychological. Physical, because walking...