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December 18, 2007
I’m watching “Double Indemnity” on this rainy winter night. It’s cozy and quiet in my little house, the kittens curled up asleep and the lamplight glowing. My house, I realize, is the same vintage as the one in the film, though on a smaller scale, and only a couple of hundred miles away. Fun thought. As the train scene plays out, I hear the long, mournful whistle of a train outside my window. I wonder if it’s the legendary Coast Starlight, the train that goes from Seattle to San Diego – the southbound version of the train in the film.