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(Note: Ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are not necessarily shared by the transit agency I work for. This is simply an expression of free speech while describing the work bus operators perform.) I have been (and called) many things in this life. Most of all, I'm a writer who happens to drive a bus. In May of '13 I thought it would be fun to write about my job. As a direct result of this blog, I published a book in November of 2017 called "JUST DRIVE - Life in the Bus Lane" that is available on Amazon. I write to provide insight as to what it's like on a bus... From The Driver Side. Thank you for reading!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Holy Tualatin Batman!

I went over a thousand hits on my blog! Thanks everyone. Please feel free to comment; writers are greedy.

;o)
The Deacon

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Artistic Encounters...

Well it's only been a day, but I realized something I could share with you...

Over the winter signup, a very kind gentleman rode my bus and every time he exited, he'd give me a piece of candy in gratitude for a safe ride. When I started this new route, which is the same one going a different direction, I began the great pleasure of giving him a ride to downtown rather than from there. Arne was happy that I remembered his name, and I asked him where he was going every day he rides the bus. Turns out, he's an artist and spends considerable time at a gallery.

Hey, you know, artists are a dime a dozen, I figured. Then I went to the website and found he is anything but ordinary.

One reason I took this job is I enjoy interacting with people. I meet some fascinating personalities on a bus! So far I believe I've made some new good friends and had the pleasure of new acquaintances with others. I've given rides to people I know and hadn't seen in a long time. Once in a while I have the proverbial asswipe, but luckily they have been few and far between.

Take a gander at Arne's work if you like colorful art. Some are nudes, so don't look if the human body offends you. I can't afford to buy any of his work at the moment, but it is interesting and provoking.

http://www.atticgallery.com/GalleryArtists.html?step=2&bid=8&pageno=1

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sorry I haven't posted in a week or so. Getting ready for my son's high school graduation! Can't believe how fast he's grown up...

My new runs are okay. Ho hum. No new stories really, unless you count my missing a turn and having to back up the bus. Shh!

I'll be back after the weekend. One more run and I'm done for the week, and ready for a 3-day weekend, visiting with my daughter and father-in-law, and celebrating my awesome son's graduation!

Thanks for reading!


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