Tag: trains

24 hours with Jacob

January 16th, 2011, 4 Comments

Friday, I wrote about the train trip Jacob and I were planning to take. Here’s the story about it. Friday night, Jacob was super excited. He was running around the house, talking about trains. I had him pack his own backpack with toys this time, which were — you guessed it — trains. Plus train […]

Jacob is Youtube’s Youngest Fan

September 16th, 2008, 2 Comments

Ever since we got back from our train trip this summer, Jacob has loved to talk about trains. He used to call them a “toot” after the sound they make, but as his language skills improve, now he calls them “chains.” I thought one day that he might like to look at pictures of our […]

Can You Feel The History?

September 7th, 2008, No Comments

A few years ago, Terah and I got to visit the beautifully-restored Kansas City Union Station. What a sight. A train station designed to hold 200,000 people, and saw over 200 trains pass through in its heyday. So many people had stories of traveling through Union Station, of arranging to meet someone under the station’s […]

A Smart Gas Tax

April 29th, 2008, 11 Comments

The recent announcements by McCain and Clinton of their support for a temporary repeal of the Federal gas tax make me sick. More on why later, but first, I want to put forth my idea. I think both Republicans and Democrats would like it — as it’s based on market principles and achieves a reduction […]


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