A fellow in his late 60s cut in front of me just as I neared the gate, simultaneously slipping a five-dollar bill into my hand and speaking familiarly in a Boston accent, as if I had known him forever.

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The Only Way to Walk Across the Border in Five Minutes

Tried getting up at 3 a.m., tried the children's bicycle, finally a SENTRI pass.

It is with some reluctance that I write about my recent acquisition of the SENTRI border-crossing card because, well, I got a good thing going. After years of standing for hours in that long, sinuous ...


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