31 October 2009 4am
It’s sometime after 4am on misty Capitol Hill and I’m sitting under an umbrella blogging into my iPhone. Taxis roll slowly by on Pennsylvania Avenue and I can feel their drivers’ gazes asking me if I am one of the day’s first or last clients. Shifts change at this hour of the early morning, I’m told. Right now a world of taxistas awaken while another goes to bed. Only the driven drive at 4am: the early birds and the overtimers.