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casey-bachus's picture
Jun.06.2013
I have road rage issues. I know it, I try not to, but sometimes I just can't help myself. When I see someone trying to cut in front of me in traffic on the highway, I quickly try to speed up and get as close to the bumper in front of me as possible, so that person can't get in. Or, when I'm merging...
earl-merkel's picture
May.24.2013
Hey, you-- the driver who, a few minutes ago, swerved over the orange double stripes on Ogden Ave. to pass the cars in the two lanes on your OWN side. Well, that other guy --you know, the fellow on a (borrowed) motorcycle? That, Mr. D-Bag, was ME. Notify your next-of-kin soon, while you have...
mary-lochridge's picture
May.01.2013
Dr. Deidra Louis Blackmon, a veterinarian 33 years young, was killed in March on a highway in Saginaw, Tx., a town near Fort Worth.  A man presumably fueled by Anger shot her dead.  Dr. Blackmon was the designated driver for a night of celebration with friends at the...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jan.01.2013
The first new year's resolution on most people's lists is lose weight. James Strauss made a connection between the growing problem of obesity in the United States and the use of growth hormones and antibiotics in the food chain. I don't know why no one else has asked that question, but it is a good...
douglas-r-keister's picture
Sep.08.2011
  I just received an email from Redroom editor Huntington Sharp imploring me to blog about Italy. Specifically my most vivid memory of Italy. I suspect he and his minions are anticipating a plethora of postings about pizza in Piza and milliners in Milan and romance in Roma. And of course all...
brenda-youngerman's picture
May.26.2009
I cannot believe that there are actually people who designed a road system that takes 10 to 12 lanes of traffic and funnels them down to 4 and then expects traffic to flow smoothly. AND it is not as if this happens once or twice - this happens A LOT! Anyone who has driven on the New Jersey Turnpike...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Mar.03.2009
Last night, I ventured out in the biblical rain that has lasted fourteen, now fifteen, days to go to a book signing by columnist Robert Scheer which is at the local Unitarian Church, three miles away.       Granted, I've scrupulously avoided Ygnacio Valley Blvd., a thoroughfare that makes Madison...
jane-straus's picture
Apr.15.2008
Dear Jane, I don’t know if it’s fair to say that I “suffer” from road rage but I do resent the way a lot of people drive. My children don’t like that I’m always cussing people out and I realize I’m not being a great role model of ‘live and let live.’ How can I get a handle on this seething...