Archive for the 'vexation of the spirit' Category
About once a week I get a call from some company offering to improve my Web site’s placement on Google. These people offer, for sometimes a lot of money, to spam the Internet on my behalf. It’s very annoying. On the rare occasion that I don’t immediately hang up, I will often [...]Read More..>>
The most amazing (and foreign) thing to me about the above video is when the Netherlands’s Prime Minister goes on TV and tells the country that they are going to have to change the way they’ve been doing things and quit driving so much, but that it can be done without excessive pain. I [...]Read More..>>
Here we go again. Over the past three or four years I have noticed an improvement in how the Tucson Police Department handles cycling incidents. It has been some years since I have filed a police complaint, which used to be a common need. There was a time when I was constantly [...]Read More..>>
Why do we tolerate this in our city? Our freeway interchanges have far better landscaping — and shade — than this.
Mike McKisson is riding around the Bay Area this week and is coming to the same conclusions I did in my recent trip to Portland: our bike infrastructure is awesome compared to some places whose bikey-ness is awesome, but our bikey-ness is not awesome compared to those very same places.
Which has led him to the [...]
At least the Milford police acted responsibly and tracked this guy down – something our police force didn’t do in a similar incident that occurred here in Tucson. Story here.
Milford bicyclist heard words ‘kill him, run him over’ before being hit by car, cops say
By Brian McCready, Milford Bureau Chief
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MILFORD — [...]
A couple of years ago I had a case in Sells that required me to travel there with maddening frequency.
During my many visits, I got to watch ADOT complete the drainage project portrayed in the photo above. It runs alongside Highway 86, which bisects town in a long, hot swath. I remember thinking [...]
This was on the AZ Daily Star Website today:
Pedestrian struck in crosswalk dies
A 79-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle on the west side last week died Sunday.
The vehicle hit Jose Jesus Garcia in a marked crosswalk near the intersection of West St. Mary’s Road and North Cherokee Avenue around 4 p.m. Wednesday, said [...]
I don’t necessarily think that vehicular manslaughter should forever bar a person from public life, but it seems that Ron Asta, who is running for Tucson Mayor as a Republican, could probably face his past a little more frankly, and he could certainly deal with his current driving problems in a manner that would show [...]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..>>