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I’m staying at my brother’s in West LA, and had an interview yesterday in Long Beach, and I took public transportation there. When I finally got back home that evening, my brother greeted me, “Welcome back, Ulysses.” And I did feel I had been to the land of Lotus eaters and back. For a forty minute interview, I commuted a total of eight hours.

I left home about 9:30 AM. On Santa Monica Blvd, I waved my bus goodbye (at least that’s how the driver must’ve interpreted my frantic…