The bombings in London are taking a toll. It’s subtle, but definitely palpable.

Yesterday in Penn Station I heard a guy on his cell phone tell the person on the other end that there had been “no bomb, so far so good.”

There is increased police presence in the subways. There are more announcements about keeping your eyes open for suspicious behavior. Today I found myself reporting an idle plastic bag, the kind used for groceries, because it was full and fat.

I confess to being glad I rarely travel at rush hour.

It’s a whole new world. Oh joy of joys.