Steve Russell: Health care and Barack Obama on train ride

"An argument for train travel is the people you meet. Some might take that as an argument against, but I’m not sure why a practicing xenophobe would be traveling in the first place. To travel is to invite the unfamiliar into your life.

It’s possible to meet people on a ship, but it’s the same people for the duration of the voyage, and cruise ships are packed with activities that trump sitting and visiting.

On the Lake Shore Limited, I was seated in the dining car with a couple from The Netherlands.

We traded stories about my trip to Holland and their trip here.

The guy was on crutches and the talk turned to why."

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