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Monday · August 11 2003

I inch forward in morning traffic. Everyone on this road isn't going the same direction. (Roughly) Half of us head out and the rest are heading in. We've all made the same inefficient decision to live far from our work or work far from our home. I know that I do this because work and home are always subject to change. I've lived in 13 homes and worked at 11 places. But only now, without the option to walk, bike, or take public transportation, do I notice that work isn't near home.

What about everyone else? Stubborn like me, I guess. They made their choice for their children, their wife, or themselves. If work was priority #1, we'd all make our homes as close as possible to work. And if we were more clever or fortunate, we'd make work as close as possible to home.

What you had to say:
August 13 2003

Fortunately for me, I was within walking distance to work in Chicago. So was Michelle. It was that way for 2.5 years, and then in Denver for another year. Well, Michelle working at home may not count.

She now has a 30 minute commute each way, and I drive my scooter to school. Still not so bad.

At least on Fridays your commute seems to be fairly short. Remember when everyone was supposed to start home-officing? That went the way of power naps, stress balls, technology reducing the hours of the work week, and daycare at work.

© 2003 Jason Keglovitz