Reading The New York Times tonight about China's high speed rail system (which is already carrying more people than our domestic flights) I turned green (and yellow? and red?) with envy.
Why not us?
Why not a country where I can get in a train in New York at noon and be in LA by 2AM? Please!
Who the hell likes to fly? No one.
Who loves a train? Everyone.
Why aren't we investing in what we love?
Call me a hater of being five miles in the air, bumping along in gassy displeasure. Whatever. Where's my modern Iron Horse?