The Road Goes Ever On

Forest Road

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

–J.R.R. Tolkien

I read The Lord of the Rings at an impressionable age. This particular poem is one of the ones that stuck with me. It’s generally applicable to almost any situation that involves inconstancy or motion or change.

Today marks the third anniversary of the first podcast published on Talking Traffic. I thought about doing a retrospective of some sort via the podcast but decided it wasn’t worth your time. So, here is me marking the moment. I hope you’ve been enjoying reading and listening here.

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2 Responses to The Road Goes Ever On

  1. Gary See says:

    Bill,
    I’m an amateur traffic engineer (and a “real” computer network engineer) who really enjoys your podcasts and other information about traffic signals and traffic engineering. I read your latest post marking the third anniversary of your podcasts and your comment stating that you “decided it wasn’t worth your time”. I just want to let you know that I for one very much enjoy your technical explanations and insight so, in my opinion, don’t ever hesitate to put out a podcast with your thoughts.

    Also I’m sure you have more information about traffic engineering than you want or need, but for “outsiders” like me, I find it difficult to find good, reasonably priced technical information on traffic engineering and traffic signals. So I really look forward to your information and explanations.

    Keep up the good work and good luck in your endeavors.

    Gary

  2. Bill Ruhsam says:

    Thank you, Gary. I had the pleasure just the other day of meeting someone in person who listens to Talking Traffic. It’s always nice to hear from people who are enjoying the podcast and I appreciate your compliments.

    There should be a new episode out tonight (it’s dated tomorrow on the recording) assuming I manage to get it edited and mixed in time.

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