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Driving I-95 South, with a Hat Tip to David Kanigan

As my wife and I were heading down to Raleigh to visit our oldest son for the weekend, I couldn’t help but think of one of my favorite bloggers, David Kanigan.

David has been blogging on a daily basis for several years, and got started with blogging back in 2011. Many days, he has multiple posts. There are a few themes he keeps coming back to, one of which is commuting, which you can find here. If you take the time to look around his web site and read a few of his posts, you will discover that David has a beautiful way with words, and a unique perspective on the ways of the world. He has been an inspiration to me, and I highly recommend his blog.

Anyway, in the commuting series, David shares his thoughts and observations while commuting to and from work, whether by train or car. He has written several times about his commutes on I-95, and it was those that I was thinking about today.

The first 90 minutes of our trip went flawlessly, and we made it past Baltimore in near-record time. But then after that, things slowed to a crawl, literally, The rest of trip was marked by several delays because of construction.

Fortunately, the delays didn’t seem too bad, since we had each other and Spotify. We did try briefly listening to a book, but neither of us seemed interested after a few minutes.

As to my playlist, talk about being stuck in the 60s and 70s.

We started things off listening to some Boz Scaggs, an old favorite. A Boz Scaggs concert was our first date, and we had the chance to see him again just last year. He’s as great as ever.

We took a break for a while, and then later we played some Electric Light Orchestra. They were one of my favorite groups back in the 70s, and as I listened to them in the car, I realized I had forgotten how great they are. One of my favorite songs is Telephone Line:

Our final musical selection was the soundtrack from the Sound of Music. How can that not put you in a good mood, and help you forget about the traffic jam you’re stuck in. There’s so many great songs/scenes from the movie; here’s a sampling:

It’s one of my all-time favorite movies, and I’ve written about it before.

Given how enjoyable it was listening to music on the way down, I think I might try to put together a couple of play lists for the ride back home.

Thank you again David for the blog inspiration!

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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