Tag Archives: motor vehicles

The Junkyard

Most of the cars in the junkyard are not total wrecks. They appear to have either minor damage or perhaps they simply stopped running. Anyhow, that’s just my opinion, I have not examined the vehicles close up, in person. The … Continue reading

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Speed

There is a short truism by the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer that those of us who are middle aged or older relate to. “Just remember, once you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.” We understand that a moving … Continue reading

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Thinking About Machines

During yesterday’s meditation, my thoughts meandered to machines.  Specifically, that I interact closely with them 24/7.  I sleep with the aid of a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine that blows air into me. There’s the wristwatch I habitually strap onto … Continue reading

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Older Driver Safety

One of the disadvantages of living in a rural area, is the lack of mass transit.  In my region, there are no light rail systems nor regular bus services between towns. In order to personally conduct business or to visit … Continue reading

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Older Driver’s Safety

One spring day in 2011 dad and I sat down to have “the talk” about his driving.  Throughout his life he had been a very careful driver and had been in no traffic accidents.  At one time, dad even received … Continue reading

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National Traffic And Motor Vehicle Safety Act Of 1966

While waiting for a friend to untangle the seatbelt she had managed to snag in the door (don’t ask me how), I thought about the family car of my childhood. The 1961 Buick LeSabre was not originally equipped with seatbelts … Continue reading

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