Just this morning, I boarded an Amtrak train, something I do with a fair amount of regularity. The large, man-made machine sped along, moving me laterally toward my intended destination.
I disembarked the Amtrak train and hauled my luggage to an elevator, another feat of engineering that many of us ride without a second thought. The metal box sprung into action, vertically lifting me up toward another destination.
My feet carried me along, then an escalator methodically brought me back downstairs, only to board another train, another escalator, and another set of stairs. Up, down,... Read More