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-What is this blog? Check out the explanatory first post, or read the front-page Seattle Times writeup here! Here's a one-page crash course with links and highlights: Nathan Vass 101My Book is Finally Easy to Purchase!-For New Bus Drivers: Thoughts, Tips, and Stories-How to Drive the 7: The Complete Care PackagePopular posts:Only have time for one story? Try these. -The Day The Earth Stood Still-Le Park de Cal Anderson-21st Century Man-One Last Story (Video)-Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Great & Terrible 358-I'M A LIGHT-SKINNED BLACK WOMAN!-The Final Flurry: Index-Scroll down on this sidebar to "On the Street," below, for more highlights~Personal:-International Examiner Interview (Plus a word to my fellow Hapas!)-Full (Redmond) Circle (includes event gratitude writeup index)-Surviving the Social Desert: Nathan on High School-With What Time We Have-My Seattle-On Second Acts-Yves Klein, Color of the Heavens-Popular Posts from 2018, with Commentary-Nathan Vass, 2019 Washington State Book Award Finalist-Nathan on the Elliott Bay event: Parts I, II, and III-Seattle Magazine / Third & Cherry-Pretty Sure I Don't Deserve This-How I Live Now-Escaping the Overlords: Nathan on Comcast-I Am Now Ten Years Old-Confession-Flowers in a Pool of Blood: Thoughts From an American in Paris-Paris, One Year Later: A Personal Perspective-The Transgender Ban-Nathan on the Las Vegas shootings: On Terror & Other Things-The Birthday That Almost Never Happened-Nathan Takes a Day Off:Part 1 (See Nathan Run);Part 2 (Nathan Gets Excited); Part 3 (Nathan Sounds Like Morgan Freeman)-Rad(iation) City-La La Land & What Los Angeles Means-Reparations-Names Nathan gets called! A list in three parts: 1, 2, 3-Where and How it All Began-How I Write the Posts, and Why-Chaleur Humaine-A Story-What Not to Say-In Praise of Silver Hair-You're Been a Good Friend of Mine-...And a Splendid New Year!-Nathan Converses With His Colleagues: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8... and 65Political:-What's In a Number (Trump's legacy)-Praise Island (Biden's win)-The United States of Floyd-The Great Male Detoxification Project-The Day the Music Died-Kindness In the Days of After-Understanding Love & Hate During Trump Nation-More than Health, More than Money-Seattle, Center of the Modern Universe-What We Did, Today-This Story Has Nothing to do With Donald Trump-Don't Be Scared of My Friends, Part I-Don't Be Scared of My Friends, Part II-The Music Isn't Dead (Yet)-Nathan Actually Talks Politics, Pt III: Keeping the Music Alive-Pulling Our Weight, Part II: Addressing the Homeless Laziness Question-Getting Some Diversity Off My Chest-The Veterans-Islamofriendia-Be at Peace, Mr. Garner. We Will Love the World For You-The Streets Regard Ferguson-How do You Change the World? Thoughts on Violence-Cowboys of the New Age: Status & Respect in the American Ghetto-A Boy Named Hamza: Thoughts on Hate in Three Parts -It Used to Sound Like ThisOn film & art:-Trois Objets 1: on Michael Mann's Heat-Trois objets 2: On Antonello da Messina's Annunciate Virgin-Trois Objets 3: On East of Eden-On Laura's Book-Nathan on Seattle's Waterfront: Before and After-Nathan's Films of 2019: Top 2 Plus 23 Runners Up (photos, trailers, analysis & more)-Once Upon a Time... in Dreams: On Tarantino, Violence, and Transcendence-On Finishing Men I Trust-The Lie & How to See It: On Hate, Despair & Hope in Contemporary Film-Notre Thoughts-Addressing Despair: Nathan on First Reformed-How Evergreen Became Irrelevant-October 2018 show breakdown: all the deets -On Color Darkrooms-The Non-Bailers: Thank You to the Cast & Crew of Men I Trust, Pt I-People I Trust: Thanks to My Cast and Crew, Pt 2-Nathan's Overlooked Films of 2016: Trailers, photos, analyses-A Bus Driver Reviews the New Bus Driver Movie! -My Films-Song to Song and Malick: The Cutting Edge-Nathan on Wet Lab Prints-Kehinde Wiley: The Morning After-Nathan the Friendly Hermit, Part I: Nathan Gets Pasty-Nathan the Friendly Hermit, Part II: Pastier and Pastier-Birdman, (a) Film of the Decade-Gone Girl: Fidelity & Subjectivity-On Gravity and Identity-Primary Colors with Music: Andrea Arnold's American Honey-Sicario: Why Visuals Matter-The Martian: On Intelligence in Pop Culture-About Elly-Best films of 2015: Trailers, photos, analyses-Selected writings on films released in 2014, 2013, and 2012. On the Street:-It's Complicated (on Rainier RapidRide)-Jessica Lee-Ah, Volume-Eulogy for the Damned-King Travis-The Great and Terrible Fifth & Jackson: An EthnographyThe Veterinarian: A Story on Grief in 4 Parts-The Glow-Decent Street: Kendrick, Gender, Lingo, & the Good Man Problem-The Shake'N'Bake: Parts 1, 2, & 3-Pulling Our Weight, Part I-Pulling Our Weight, Part II: Addressing the Homeless Laziness Question-I've Been Sainted-Dominique The Mystique-Deserve, the Concept and the Song-Gangsta Phone Strategy, Deep Breaths & Kindness Rising-The Joy of Bus Driving-The Knife's Edge Dance-The Soulful Stench-"Everybody Need to Quit Acting Hard and S**t"-The Mother's Day Apocalypse-Ode to the 358-"I BET YOU APPROVE UH GAY MARRIAGE"-The Question-By Himself-Appreciation-Banter in the Nighttime-The Nathan Train-The Benevolent Roar-Truthfulness, the Final Currency-Love is in the Air-Surfing the Sparkling Wave-Saddest Music in the World-Rainier & Henderson, Baby!-Sheeeeeeyyiitt: Strategies for Day or Night-AngryNice I (Love Through Frustration)AngryNice II: Tran Chimes InAngryNice III (We've All Felt It)-Love (Hurting From a Lack Thereof)-Hip to be Joyful-Future, Present, Past-Changing Awful-Harsh-The Nameless Heroes-The Break-Up-Tropic Of-Figuring it All Out in the Bullpen-Leaving Small Talk Behind-She Did It On a Monday-One Day, My Friend-I Am Now Two Years Old-The Harder Thing-Poker Face Practice-The Great FreezeFor Bus Drivers!--How to Drive the 7: The Complete Care Package--It's Called Working--Bus Driver Appreciation Day: Coronavirus Style-The Swagger I Love: Thoughts on My Fellow Operators-A Love Letter for My Colleagues: Exercises and Stretches for Operators-What I've Learned From Other Bus Drivers-Rest in Peace, Breda Monster-I Don't Know What a Trolley is, Part I-I Don't Know What a Trolley is, Part II-Verbal