Thursday, October 19, 2017

Condition of roads in America...

If you have a chance, be sure to pick up November's copy of "Harpers Magazine". Dale Maharidge's "A Bumpy Ride" is a thorough discussion about the poor condition of America's roads. Featured in the article is Leon Slater and his interview with Dale concerning Brickyard Road and Holton Township road conditions. Leon Slater a long-time advocate of improving roads, took Dale on an afternoon's ride to introduce him to our township (Dale is a Professor of Journalism from Columbia University in NYC) and show him first-hand the degradation of our roads. According to Dale, "Roads symbolize one of the fundamental contracts between a government and its citizens. They are among the most direct and regular relationships the people have with the state. If the roads are failing, it means government is failing."
It is definitely worth the time to read.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Summer Fun...

What a great summer! 2017 has been memorable in more ways than climate change, weather disasters, presidential ugliness, racial tensions and police/citizen unrest. All of these issues have strengthened my resolve to live every day to the fullest and bring along whomever can jump on the wagon for a bit of a ride.

Click on the link above to get a brief glimpse of one of our adventures.

Road trip 2021

 A picture review of 2021 Sister Trip. As baby of the family, I’ve committed to visiting my three older sisters as often as possible, before...