A Lift

Sic Transit Omni. This pseudo-Latinate motto from Britain's satirical 'Private Eye’ magazine was directed at London Transport 45 years ago. I didn't believe it then, and I don't believe it now. In any case, things have changed. All transit isn’t ‘sic’ (sic). The urban machine is a fine mechanism, its parts meshing as smoothly as gears in a Swiss watch. Right? And think of the teeth in those gears, and then of my own, this very morning, as they worked over a bran muffin at Destination Bakery. Read more [...]