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Archive for the Travel category

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Refugee or illegal immigrant?

Crime, Current Events, Politics and Activism, Travel

This seems to be in the news a lot lately, and it’s a question I’ve spent considerable time thinking about over the years. On the subject of refugees, I do think that we, as a society, do have a duty to help genuine refugees, particularly if we helped create them.  On the other hand, I […]

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Cyclists vs Motorists… the great debate

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Outdoors, Politics and Activism, Rules, Travel

It’s full into summer and the cyclists are out in force. Cycling is a great form of exercise, but using a bicycle comes with certain responsibilities – responsibilities that far, far too many cyclists ignore.  So I’d like to take this space and deal with a bunch of common arguments for and against cycling. We […]

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Seriously dude… stairs.

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Travel

Got on the elevator today to head up to my office.  I work on the 8th floor, and I have been known to take the stairs, but I think most people would agree, that an 8 floor hike mid-day probably justifies using the lift when coming in the main entrance to the building. When I […]

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Gas is cheaper across town?

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Travel

This is a rewrite of an old article that was lost, but it bears repeating (and it’s been 8 years since the old article anyway). We see all the time articles about where to get the cheapest gas.  Plenty of people will drive all over Hell’s half-acre to save a few pennies on gasoline… or […]

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