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Z Bicyclist
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Protected Bike Lanes: North American Evidence?
This posting is just a place to make my critique publicly available to those locally who've requested it. It probably won't be of general interest. The start Mike, If
you have a chance could you take a look at these two reports and let me know if
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TV changes
I was intrigued by a bit of clickbait that said "What TV show was #1 the year you were born?" But it was depressing to see that they only provided information beginning 10 years after I was born. I felt instantly older. So, I decided to look further.  One o...
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2016 Election: More times I was wrong
I hesitate to make any comment on the 2016 presidential election, because I have been pretty much wrong so far. 1. Like nearly all pundits, I didn't expect Trump to have much staying power, and I figured he would be a distant, comic memory by summer of 2016...
I hesitate to make any comment on the 2016 presidential election, because I have been pretty much wrong so far. 1. Like nearly all pundits, I didn't expect Trump to have much staying power, and I figured he would be a dista...
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Shame versus Guilt
A Facebook friend posted a link to David Brooks article on The Shame Culture.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/15/opinion/the-shame-culture.html?mwrsm=Facebook&_r=0 Brooks is publicizing an argument made by Andy Crouch in Christianity Today . " From online b...
A Facebook friend posted a link to David Brooks article on The Shame Culture. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/15/opinion/the-shame-culture.html?mwrsm=Facebook&_r=0 Brooks is publicizing an argument made by Andy Crouch in Chr...
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Top 10 reasons my daughter (and I) are both better than Santa
In 2008, I wrote the post below , waiting for my daughter to come home from college for Christmas. Now I'm waiting for her and her husband to drive in from Vermont, but the sentiment is still the same (and my daughter has responded in kind).  Merry Christma...
In 2008, I wrote the post below, waiting for my daughter to come home from college for Christmas. Now I'm waiting for her and her husband to drive in from Vermont, but the sentiment is still the same (and my daughter has resp...
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TV changes
I was intrigued by a bit of clickbait that said "What TV show was #1 the year you were born?" But it was depressing to see that they only provided information beginning 10 years after I was born. I felt instantly older. So, I decided to look further.  One o...
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Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
Randy Cassingham of This is True included this recently: In recent reading, I’ve stumbled on a paper by Carlo M. Cipolla. An Italian,
Cipolla taught economic history at the University of California at Berkeley,
and proposed “The [Five] Basic Laws of Human S...
Randy Cassingham of This is True included this recently: In recent reading, I’ve stumbled on a paper by Carlo M. Cipolla. An Italian, Cipolla taught economic history at the University of California at Berkeley, and proposed ...
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Advertising a product you don't want people to buy
A friend sent me this link to a bunch of slick-looking automobile posters . These are from Tascen's Automobile Design Graphics, which has 500 car advertisements across eight decades. One of the fascinating ads here is the one for the '67
Falcon. There's a t...
A friend sent me this link to a bunch of slick-looking automobile posters. These are from Tascen's Automobile Design Graphics, which has 500 car advertisements across eight decades. One of the fascinating ads here is the one...
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Social media shaming
As an example of social media shaming , a friend posted this on Facebook this evening: Now I don't like Trump either, but this bit of syndicated shaming from Occupy Democrats isn't likely to improve the political dialogue at all. And we all know that Republ...
As an example of social media shaming, a friend posted this on Facebook this evening: Now I don't like Trump either, but this bit of syndicated shaming from Occupy Democrats isn't likely to improve the political dialogue at...
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Politics as unusual, 2016
For Lent, I decided to give up political posting on Facebook.  No posts, no liking other posts, no comments on the political posts of others, no matter how much they need my advice ;) This has been a hard vow to keep. But I keep reminding myself that with a...
For Lent, I decided to give up political posting on Facebook. No posts, no liking other posts, no comments on the political posts of others, no matter how much they need my advice ;) This has been a hard vow to keep. But I k...
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Looks like daughter #2 turned out OK

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This is a Dunkin Donuts / Baskin Robbins combination in a strip mall. If you been to other ones, you've been here. One difference is they have a balloon animal artist on some Saturday mornings -- nice for the kids.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Classic ice cream stand. An efficiently run family business that gives you good value for the dollar. I like the shakes, myself, which seem right out of the 50s..
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
This was closed when I went through this area in 2005, and there is no contact information given in this Google listing from 2014 so it may still be closed. If others have more recent info, please provide it. If this place is actually open, it likely deserves more than one star -- and my apologies to the operator.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Very Good gyros and hot dogs (haven't tried other items). I'd recommend the slaw as a side dish -- you get a good sized serving for the money. The Homer's ice cream is a delight. The decor is outdated, but OK.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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A well-organized family firm. Everything about our move [August 2015] was professional and on time (we had the first move of the day). Difficult items (piano, grandfather clock) were handled with care. Total cost was a bit under estimate.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This restaurant is permanently closed, and the space is now a Dunkin Donuts.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I have stayed here on both my GAP trips and recommend it highly. Right on the GAP trail, food and a bike shop half a block away (Trailside Inn, bike shop below, Rite Aid drug store close), view of the Yough River, garage to store bikes in, attentive owners, fine breakfast, easy parking, great rooms with recent plumbing.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago