Articles Posted in the " Life " Category

  • Buy local–for the right reasons!

    This image appears on Facebook every so often, and it makes an appeal to “buying local” by, in part, disparraging the “big chains” as being greedy, and implying that all the money goes out of town. While there is “truth”...


  • “Bank” your gas savings–literally!

     Click the link below, to read about how to bank your gas savings.  It’s a quick tip, made quicker by your online banking app! Post by Real Tech for Real People.


  • Laws Against Distracted Driving (No-Texting): Making for Unsafe Roads?

    In a conversation over on my cousin’s Facebook wall, I was pointing out that the rate of accidents (And fatalities) per million miles traveled has been steadily declining over the past 20 years or so. With a noteable exception: In...


  • Part 1 of my Internet of Things series

    I am starting a series over at Eye For Transport, talking about the ‘Internet of Things.”  I am taking a different tack in approaching this topic.  I see the internet of things as not just connecting, but Please, take a minute,...


  • Are special use facilities a waste?

    This article in the Wall Street Journal is quite interesting, highlighting people now living in empty office buildings in London.  I have always looked at empty office buildings, and even empty strip malls, and wondered what it would be like...


  • Power without Accountability, or “I’m Sorry–isn’t that enough?”

    There are issues of accountability with those in power. And for a change I am not talking about Congress and the President (although I think the lesson applies here as well.) This weekend was quite an interesting one for football....


  • Let “Washington” Pay For It (Really?)

    A good friend posted an article on Facebook that purports to explain why the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) scares the Republicans. The article posits that the GOP is scared, because ACA will work, and people will realize that they can now...


  • Driving “not my forte’ ” says “Double Parker.”

    Driving “not my forte’ ” says “Double Parker.”

    Has Russia found the solution to bad parking and errant parkers?  I am almost willing to give this a try! Let me explain. Several weeks ago, during spring break, my son and I decided to go to Chic-fil-A for lunch....


  • The Power of the Spin

    The Power of the Spin

    I have heard quite often, from several sources (not the least of which is President Obama) the phrase “It’s just the right thing to do.” We seem to all want to do the “right thing” so that line, without any...


  • The Freeh Report, Here

    The Freeh Report, Here

    It’s not suprising that it is difficult to download the Freeh report.  I was able to, and am making it available here.  Consider me a “mirror.”   FREEH REPORT_FINAL_071212 E-Book PDF: Open in New Window | Download