Archive for the 'Completely unrelated to bicycles or law' Category
I’ve been thinking about the Daily Star’s recent article about the robotic cars that Google has invented. Apparently Google has already navigated robotic trucks across the Golden Gate Bridge and around Lake Tahoe, and the day is not that far off that we start seeing these things on our highways.
I am guessing it [...]
Sometimes when I look around at my country, I get pretty depressed. Hard-fought but long-ago supposedly won victories like, oh, you know, the right for women to have a say in what they do with their own bodies or for universities to be able to put a value on a diverse student population, suddenly [...]Read More..>>
Not to be too churlish about this, but have we fallen so far as a people that a half-mile walk through the woods calls for a New York Times article and a nation-wide round of self-applause?
Hurricane Irene left an astonishing mess on Vermont and elsewhere, and I would never minimize that. One community there [...]
A recent New Yorker article about energy conservation has taken a lot of the wind out of my already drooping environmental sails. Now, before you fall straight asleep at the words “energy conservation,” consider the thesis of the article, which is: contrary to conventional belief, measures designed to conserve fossil fuels by improving energy [...]Read More..>>
When you run a blog you learn a lot about internet scams. I get numerous new posts to this Website every day from people who are trying to increase their Google ranking by inserting a link to their own Website onto mine. The way it works is they post a comment with a [...]Read More..>>
I know it doesn’t sound like it, but I actually like New Mexico. However, some of what jumped out at me during my trip there during the last two weeks wasn’t too flattering to our eastern neighbor.
One thing — and I know we have these here in Arizona too, in spades — was a [...]
I just returned from two weeks in the mountains of New Mexico. It was a work trip, researching an environmental lawsuit I am working on, but because I got to be in the mountains camping, walking and riding my bike, most of the time it seemed a lot like a vacation.
One thing I decided [...]
I’m sad tonight. Walter Cronkite may have never ridden a bike in his life, for all I know, but I grew up watching his broadcasts and it so happens I have been reading this anthology lately which includes his famous “mired in stalemate” piece for CBS.
That was a courageous thing for him [...]