|Amtrak ain’t this grand, but it’s a lot better than flying! Photo via the Library of Congress.|
We’re headed up to Northern California, Oregon and Washington to promote our new book Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World. And, with the exception of the San Francisco to Seattle leg, we’re traveling by train. Why do this when it’s more expensive, time consuming and probably makes our dear publisher Rodale think we’re crazy?
One word: dignity. With train travel:
- No porno-scanners or groping, i.e., no unconstitutional searches.
- I can carry my multi-tool.
- Leg room.
- If I don’t like where I’m sitting I can move.
- I can relax, sit at a table, read, work and write.
I could rant about the superiority of rail travel at length but Archdruid John Michal Greer sums it up better than I can in a blog post, “Too Much Energy?” No more flightmares for the Root Simple team!
See a list of our appearances here.