Imagine My Horror During this Escalator Ride…

I had just returned my rental car at SFO and was approaching the 3 story escalator that extends from the first floor car rental center to the top level where the “air trains” take passengers to the airport. I turned and took care stepping onto the long moving device. I hate navigating escalators with a suitcase. As I was getting… Continue reading

Sausalito Bicycle Speed Racing: Stop the Madness!

I recently learned about the practice of speed biking—where cyclists compete to travel challenging courses as fast as possible, and they post their times on competition websites. Much to my displeasure, Sausalito is part of such a course: Sausalito bicycle speed racing! Serious athletes, cyclists, come blasting down the incredibly steep hills from the Golden Gate Bridge or even from… Continue reading

Upsetting the Status Quo…

I’ve always been of the opinion that upsetting the status quo can be a really good thing. Lots of other people don’t share my way of thinking. Tesla is a classic example. This company has turned the automotive industry on its head. And when the status quo is upset, the people who start losing money start screaming. There are over… Continue reading

Airlines Bleed Revenue? Meet Owen!

I am delighted to report that United Airlines lost a whopping 21% last quarter! I couldn’t be happier after the way they treated me: charging me more for my bag to return home than they charged for the entire ticket. I swore then, and I have gone out of my way to keep this promise, I will never fly on… Continue reading