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Use Time In Traffic To Listen To Book Or To Simply Think



The Texas Transportation Institute says Houston commuters “lose” 56 hours a year in traffic jams.

Does anyone else ever get tired of these stories?

I drive a 40 mile round-trip each work day. I often have a book-on–tape or CD going as I drive.  I’m currently listening to an audio version of Moby Dick.  Use the time stuck to learn something or to enjoy a good story.

Or just think about something. Time to think is good.

Houston is a big city and people live in spread-out communities. Traffic is going to happen. It’s up to you to figure out how to use the time. 

Please see the above picture of traffic. Imagine if everybody in those cars was listening to a book or thinking out a question or an issue in their lives.      

September 19, 2007 - Posted by | Books, Houston, Texas


  1. I am incredibly blessed to be able to take public transportation to work.

    An hour on the bus in the morning and an hour in the evening is plenty of time for quality thought or reading.

    I’m thankful for that.

    Comment by Laz | September 20, 2007

  2. Really? In Houston? Looks like you are a secret Communist taking public transportation in Houston.

    Though if you are a secret Communist, why don’t I ever see you at the meetings?

    Comment by Neil Aquino | September 21, 2007

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