Atlanta Driving Is Out of Control

I’ve mentioned before that when I lived in Atlanta 8 years ago, I drove like the proverbial bat: insanely fast. However, I never tailgated, weaved in and out of traffic, nor did I text or email while driving. I may have squeezed through a light or a few. Driving in Atlanta today is like driving in a third world country,… Continue reading

OK, So I’m Just Being Evil…

Story One I indicated on Twitter yesterday that I’m in Pensacola, Florida, for a few days. I’m visiting my mother. Today I noticed the flag at my hotel is at half mast. I asked the front desk why. He told me about the President’s national honoring of Neil Armstrong, a truly great American. I replied, as if dead serious: Oh,… Continue reading

The Old Ways

Nostalgia.  The good old days.  The old ways.  Back in the day. We tend to remember the past all packaged up as warm and glowing.  This morning, for no discernible reason at all, I had a flash back memory from my childhood.  I was a young child visiting my great Aunt Hester€”my mother‘s mother’s sister.  My great Aunt Hester had… Continue reading

Vietnam: Day Four – Driving

Driving in Vietnam is just dangerous, absolutely very, very dangerous! Today I drove from Dalong Bay to the Hanoi airport (about 3 hours). Flew from Hanoi to Da Nang, and drove from Da Nang to Hoi An (about 30 minutes). Before leaving the US, my doctor told me I would more likely be injured in a car accident or hit… Continue reading