On the way home tonight I traveled a route I don’t normally take in order to stop and get some fabulous bread. As I was driving down the road, I started to notice that every half-mile or so there was a sign posted that read “Evacuation Route” with what looked like a snowflake or an asterisk (maybe a modified nuclear symbol?) in the lower corners. I’d never seen these signs before, they’re brand new. The road I was on is one of the major arteries leaving the city. I’m wondering what the evacuation route is for, a terrorist attack? Where does the route end? After seeing the third sign it occured to me that I was traveling north. Strange, I thought, that the evacuation route was to the north because in 20 miles you’d be swimming in Lake Ontario. I’ll have to follow it sometime to see where it really ends.