The Special Bus from London to Athens Posted January 14, 2009 by Rob Daniel. “Cheap and distinctly uncheerful,” Rob says. “Character-building stuff.” Indeed it was! “There is a bus, to Frankfurt and London, every Tuesday morning,” Nikos says. “It’s cheap. A lot of people take it.” He begins to speak…

Clothes on the culty side: On the driveway, where [Emily] has to follow a set of tire tracks up the long hill, the car slides off at a turn. No traction when Emily tries to rock it out. She opens her door. No one moves. “We have to push it…

There’s the usual crush of early-morning hitchers lined up. The sun is already relentless along the treeless roadside. “Maybe we should walk a ways and get past all these people,” Emily suggests, soothing her hot shoulders with her hands. A car stops. “Oh shit man, that’s an Audi,” Chris whistles…

I was coming from my first real job interview, at the Y. For my practicum I was running their weekend drop-in. It was still a pilot, but kids came by the truckload. What a great thing those Trudeau grants were—building playgrounds and starting up daycares and free schools. The job…