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Talking While Driving

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Recently, I came within inches of hitting a pedestrian because I was talking on the cellphone while driving. I just did not see her. I had to swerve to avoid her and could not have missed her by more than a foot.

It’s that simple. I’m near certain that if I’d not been on the phone, I would have seen her. I could have hurt her or killed her. I might well now be facing charges and a lawsuit. All for nothing.

Like many people, I’ve taken up talking on the phone while driving to save time and to keep in touch with others with time that seemed like downtime. I’ve done this even though I knew it was the wrong course.

I feel a bit dumb even admitting what happened. Yet I know plenty of people who talk and drive. This practice has become, despite the risk of an accident, a fact of modern life.

I’m done with talking on the phone while driving.

By |2007-10-30T12:05:28-04:00October 30th, 2007|General|Comments Off on Talking While Driving

Talking Heads – Burning Down the House

There was a group of bands that all broke out of the New York underground scene at about the same time.  There was Blondie, B-52’s, the Ramones and the Talking Heads.  There were several others.  I’m not sure what was in the water at the CBGB but bands came out of there sounding different.  They were confident.  They were quirky and they dared you to laugh.

Anyway, the Talking Heads were a difficult group to peg.  They weren’t punk or new wave.  They weren’t rock and they weren’t soul.  They were an odd combination of all of that.

By |2007-08-04T01:09:46-04:00August 4th, 2007|Music|Comments Off on Talking Heads – Burning Down the House

Letterman: O'Reilly talking about Iraq

This clip got a lot of air play about a month or so ago.  O’Reilly was peddling his book.  So, of course, he had to talk about Iraq.  Letterman maybe getting old but he can still jab and knockout with the best of them.

By |2006-10-28T22:08:44-04:00October 28th, 2006|9-11, Iraq, War on Terror|Comments Off on Letterman: O'Reilly talking about Iraq
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