I’ve done a lot of long-distance driving in my life. When I was in my 20s I drove from NYC to LA three times, and that was enough. But it keeps happening. I don’t spend much of an average day in a car, because I hate being trapped in a shaking metal box. So I have organized my life so that I live pretty close to where I reside; most of my activities can be walked or biked to.

But sometimes I gotta get to Maine and back again, and the only way to do that is to sit. Sit, and spend money. It sucks. But I got to see Maine.