The Future of Urban Transportation

Urban Migration In the recent past the number of people around the world living in urban cities has exceeded the number of people living in rural areas. This trend will continue, and by 2050 ⅔rds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. People are flocking to large cities for any number of reasons. To be sure, the traffic… Continue reading

Nothing Against You Personally, Tim…

But… Setting the Stage I was recently on a vacation that took me to Greece and Denmark. While in Greece (boy, is that ironic) I posted on my Facebook wall that “the party of ‘No!’ has got to go…”, a sentiment I embrace more wholeheartedly now than ever. That status update generated an interesting conversation. Then, I was off to… Continue reading

Greece/Denmark: Day Ten — Exploring Copenhagen 2

Normally our guided tours consist of a driver and a tour guide, but today’s 5 hour tour of Copenhagen was based out of a rather large bus, for just the 2 of us. Odd. But, at any rate, the guide was excellent. I had completely forgotten that Hans Christian Anderson was Danish. At the age of 14 he came from… Continue reading

Greece/Denmark: Day Nine — Exploring Copenhagen 1

We spent most of the day today with Tim, a high school friend of Steve’s, originally from the UK, who spent a couple weeks living with Steve’s family back in the 1970’s as part of an international exchange program. They had not seen each other for 36 years (1977). Tim met his wife, now deceased, who was from Denmark, while… Continue reading

Greece/Denmark: Day Eight — Travel Day: Athens to Copenhagen

The flight out to Copenhagen leaves late this afternoon; so, we have the morning to enjoy Athens and decided to walk to the Acropolis museum. Somehow the elevator in the hotel took us to -1 instead of the main floor for breakfast. When the door opened I saw a dozen Greek girls all dressed identically, with the same hair style,… Continue reading

Really, It Started Innocently Enough…

Seriously. A long time ago. Well, the last century. In the 90’s to be a bit more precise. My watch, actually, the one you see below, my Gucci bling (at the time) needed to be repaired. The crystal had to be replaced. Riches (remember those?) had to send it out to Gucci itself.   Who could live without a watch?… Continue reading

Following Up on Women in Politics

Last week I posted Celebrating Women. (I then had to update it when the URL to the video was made private.) At the same time, I posted a link to the website, Win With Women 2012, on Facebook. That link contains the music video– as that organization commissioned the music. This is what I wrote in my brief Facebook post:… Continue reading