There is a certain happiness sighted when your bus comes along. It is of course a small specialized form of happiness and will never be a great thing.

-Richard Brautigan, The Old Bus

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


er-rata: a list of errors with their corrections, inserted on a separate page of a published work
Should a blogger correct errors in posts? And should the blogger let anyone know?

I confess that I'm not above "fixing" a post to eliminate any of the all-too-frequent typos I find. After all, that's one of the joys of NOT writing for print media -- errors only exist as long as they remain uncorrected. Error? What error?

The subject comes up because I took the 8:03 a.m. No. 82 bus to work today and noticed that the blind man I wrote about yesterday doesn't wear a suit to work, assuming he's off to work, he wears slacks and a color-coordinated short-sleeve shirt. And he and the blind woman don't wait for the bus at Morse and Arden. They wait further down the line at Morse and Hurley. And that puts the jerk who couldn't wait for the blind man to cross the street on Hurley, not Arden.

This blog is mostly a writing exercise, with a dollop of useful information about relying on Sacramento Regional Transit to get around. But it is only as reliable as my scribbled notes and faulty memory allow. Discovering just how unreliable that memory is has become another part of the exercise.

(And, yes, I did "fix" the post time so that this would appear below my post about the Dump the Pump Day festivities.)

1 comment:

Jon Q. RT Driver said...

What you blog is relevant, I learn something I did not know before I read your blog.

Eff em' all John, keep riding and writing..