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Is Our Love Affair with Cars Near Its End?

By |September 29, 2021|Categories: Cars, Driving, History, Technology, Travel|Tags: , , |

The worst things about cars are some of the drivers. Here in my car I feel safest of all I can lock all my doors It’s the only way to live in cars Electronic Music impresario Gary Numan remains a one-hit wonder in the U.S. with “Cars,” his Top Ten hit from 1979 quoted above. That song is already a relic as I contemplate the future of the American automobile. The automobile itself is drastically changing. Instead of stepping on the [...]


Think You’re Too Old? You Probably Are

By |September 22, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

What, me worry? Time marches on ’til the music stops. You aren’t old until you really believe you are. If you use age as an excuse for not doing things you don’t want to do, the day will come when you are too old to do anything. You’re thinking you’ve paid your dues. Now it’s time to let those whippersnappers in their forties, fifties and sixties do it. The problem is that if you give in to accepting that you are [...]


Trying to Stay Relevant with an Aging Mind

By |September 15, 2021|Categories: English, Humor, Language, Phrases, Sayings, Words, Writing|Tags: , , , |

Words and phrases that show your age. Uncool or rich in history and meaning? Now I’m too old to worry about whether I’m cool or not. Or is that too cool to worry about how old I am? I do know that it is still cool to use cool to mean something is, well, cool. It is one of the long-standing tidbits of slang that has lasted through multiple generations. Then again, that may not be true in 2022. This word [...]


Remembering 9/11 and the War on Terror

By |September 8, 2021|Categories: 9/11, Afghanistan, American History, Congress, Patriotism, Terrorism, Unity|Tags: , , , , , |

Contemplating the War on Terror and remembering our last brief display of national unity twenty years ago.  I suppose I wrote my 9/11 commentary a year ago when I shared remembrances of my son’s escape from the soon-to-collapse South Tower on the morning of September 11, 2001. It was a happy ending for both Jeremy and us, but after 20 years he is still trying to come to terms with why fate put him there and, secondly, why he survived the [...]


Remembering the Ralphs in Our Lives

By |September 1, 2021|Categories: death, Friends, Funeral, Memory, Mortality, Reputations|Tags: , |

Ralph was not just another face in the crowd but someone who will be long remembered. Here’s a story a fellow shared with me after the funeral of a mutual friend. He swore it was true, but even if it’s not, the message is worth repeating. The names have been changed to protect the ignorant. Ralph had worked in a management capacity for a small company whose founder and chief executive officer not only took him for granted but treated him [...]


Getting a Step Ahead of the Running Boom

By |August 25, 2021|Categories: Camptown Races, Community Spirit, Running|Tags: , |

Where were the real Camptown Races? This version making its own history. I grew up in Camptown, PA, and was there when this strange concept of people running through the woods for several miles was devised as the theme around which to build a community event and fund-raiser. When I say I was there, I should point out I was just a kid, but like everyone else in the village I had a job to do. It might be helping clear [...]


Getting into Wars Easier than Getting Out of Them

By |August 18, 2021|Categories: Afghanistan, Biden, Evacuation, War|Tags: , , , |

Why can’t we remember the lessons of getting in and out of wars? We’ve had a tough time getting out of other countries’ wars, and we still haven’t figured out how to do it effectively. One option is not getting involved in these hostilities in the first place, either as advisors or combatants, but that’s not the American way. It’s become even worse as we sink deeper into the War on Terrorism, which is really the enemy we’ve been facing with [...]


A Night of Ultimate Sacrifice at the Plum Farm

By |August 11, 2021|Categories: Bravery, Sacrifice, Uncategorized, Vietnam, War|Tags: , , |

Uncle Sam’s call became more of a challenge during the Vietnam War. Frederick Richard “Rick” Ohler’s name is just one of about 58,000, mostly men and barely old enough to be treated as adults had they avoided military service. They are all dead. Rick, at 24, was one of the older soldiers in the 519th MI Battalion and, like many of us, he was an intelligence analyst. Our compound was in a rather rural place known as Xao Ding. We weren’t [...]


Big Pharm Cranks Up TV Ads to Bypass Doctors

By |August 5, 2021|Categories: Advertising, Commercials, Prescription Drugs, Public Health, Television|Tags: , , |

Choosing your medication: Who do you trust? I still watch the traditional television networks where they include advertising in the programming. Not only do they include commercials, but they claim a huge chunk of an hour-long program. I understand that there are between 15 and 20 minutes of advertising in a typical television hour. You can calculate the percentage on that, but you no longer need to rush to the kitchen to grab that snack during a commercial break. You can [...]


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