TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
There's nothing quite like seeing a guy walk into a street sign or sidewalk signboard because, instead of watching where he is going, all of his attention is fixed on an attractive female in his field of vision. This isn't a seasonal issue for easily...
I am not knocking anyone's religion. I'm just wondering if I am the only one who has experienced this confusion. Here's the scenario. You are in a room where a police/fire/EMT scanner can be heard. You hear someone say "diabetic." But for a fraction of...
If the tabloid press had covered the breakup of your marriage, they would have... A) Had a hard time finding anything all that salacious. B) Had a field day. C) Simply made an awful situation even worse. D) Had occasion to use phrases like "Love...
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
To what extent is it determined by habit? There's excellent stuff out there. But if checking it out doesn't become a routine it can just slip off your radar screen. What's the best way to keep that from happening? www.usersguidetotheuniverse.com
Sometimes when I hear discussions of how the web makes it easy for students to cheat, I recall a high school classmate whose academic fakery might actually have been uncovered if the Internet had been around back then. To complete an assignment for an English...
Should there be some sort of unspoken requirement that you have been somewhere in recent history before you presume to offer hints and tips to someone heading there for a visit? Last week, a colleague headed to a small city in the Southwest where I...
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012
FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
It would appear that legal prohibitions have not persuaded even one driver to discontinue the practice of yakking on cell phones while behind the wheel. Riding bikes on sidewalks in downtown Spokane remains rampant. But it sounds like most motorists have their studded tires off.
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