I ride the bus and max a lot. It may sound strange, but I actually like it. Something about that environment helps me to come up with new ideas for projects. I can look out the window and get lost in my thoughts while someone else does the driving, and I get to see glimpses of other people’s lives. I get to see people that I would never see if I drove, and I can learn about the people who live in my city.

I like to bring my sketchbook with me and take a bus I have never taken before, just to see where I will end up. Portland is a big enough city that it has little neighborhoods and pockets that feel like a totally different town, and it’s interesting to see the way that people live in different parts of town.

-EHT 6/27/2011