Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, Melanie, and Lanny
for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.
Our community has become crazy with concern about changes we are facing as construction begins for light rail. We have lost our privileged access to the high occupancy lanes that we have enjoyed for decades and more traffic will be routed through our downtown area and neighborhoods.
Here's just one paragraph from a recent Seattle Times article:
"This weekend the I-90 express lanes will close as crews work to prepare for light-rail construction. Mercer Island residents, or anyone simply crossing the lake, are bracing for bottlenecks. Lanes will be re-striped and shoulders will be removed or reduced, among other changes."
"Bracing for bottlenecks" in a region that already ranks 20th worldwide for traffic congestion and 10th in the United States. So you can see why I applauded this sign I saw tonight outside our local indie bookstore. Sometimes, the best way to face a new challenge is to laugh, keep your eyes on the road, and
your ears tuned to a book on tape.