The Swarm

Mix it up with The Bee's editorial board.

February 6, 2009
Furloughs = Smooth commute
With the rain this morning, I braced myself for another stop-and-go commute from Camino near Apple Hill. Thursday night it took an hour and a half to get home, an extra 20 minutes. Today, the cars were rolling swiftly at 8:15 a.m., heading toward Sacramento on Hwy. 50. I had to wonder if an absence of state workers on the highway made my path to The Bee clear. In the other direction, there was a lot more traffic, most noticeably cars bearing snowboards.

If you've been told to skip work, why not play? In these days of disruption, all those furloughed workers deserve a little fun.

About The Swarm

The Swarm is written by members of The Sacramento Bee's editorial board. They meet daily and are separate from the newsroom. Views included here are those of individual writers, and do not necessarily reflect those of a majority of the board or the positions expressed in The Bee's editorials.

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