Accurate Transit

When you’re living with a disability, transportation can be a hassle. For most of us, hopping in the car and driving ourselves wherever we want to go particularly at the last minute is no longer an option. It takes time and effort to coordinate rides, wait for pick-ups, and figure out the best options for…

Judgment Day

I scan my bus farecard and find a seat up front. The heat circulates around me constantly like the conversations strangers handle on cell phones. “I’m on my way to one of my many jobs,” says a lady in a puffy white coat on her phone. She’s only a couple of seats back. I wonder silently…

Traffic Jams

Last year I wanted to do an art project. I tested out some recording apps on my smartphone and found a basic, but reliable one. I decided to capture my commute in audio. For one week, I recorded the end of the workday, catching the bus, and walking to my husband’s office. After uploading the…

Sights Unseen

The wind blew my hair in my face. I struggled to restrain it as I peered through my monocular down the road. No bus yet. I dropped my arm to my side and noticed a woman at the far end of the block. She appeared to glide. These eyes deceive me. I closed them and…

Focus Pocus

It happened while I waited at the bus stop. I was going about my usual routine of watching the road for my afternoon bus as many, many cars sped past the block. There was a chill in the air so I was stuffing hands in pockets in between glances through my monocular. No one else…