June 18th, 2005


Why I love Washington State

I love Washington State because of the astonishing skill of drivers on I-5 in the Seattle area. At the merest whim, six or eight of them can arrange a splendid display of synchronized driving, forming an unpassable checkerboard pattern across four freaking lanes of highway with perfectly matched speeds, often well below the posted speed limit. On my best day I couldn't accomplish this. And they do it mile after mile!

My hat is off to the drivers, and driver's ed teachers, of Oregon's fair northern neighbor.