Category Archives: Education

A Hope for the End of Racial Prejudice

A Hope for the End of Racial Prejudice These days there’s a lot going on that can bend you toward a depressed mood.  Almost every Facebook thread, for example, if it has any relevance to race relations, rapidly devolves into … Continue reading

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The Re-Evolution of the Standard Motorcycle

The Re-evolution of the Standard Motorcycle (Caveat emptor:  I may have taken some liberties with history and facts on the way to a point. I presume my faithful readers will supply corrections and additions as needed.)   To take an explanatory … Continue reading

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Things to Do in Your Crash Helmet

Things to Do In Your Crash Helmet This is written for motorcyclists who wear a full face helmet. If you choose to wear an open-face helmet, you would not like the rest of this anyway. If you choose to not … Continue reading

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The Most Astonishing Motorcycle Show on TV

The Most Astonishing Motorcycle Show on TV Motorcycles have a not so fabulous history on network TV.  A few years ago you could watch national level road racing, dirt oval racing, motocross, plus world Superbike and MotoGP racing – all … Continue reading

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How Physical Therapy Resembles Top Fuel Drag Racing

Physical Therapy and Top Fuel Drag Racing… …have much in common.  That has probably never occurred to you, so let me explain. The past few months have been a physical adventure for me. Various and increasing ills sent me to … Continue reading

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The Trump Dictionary – words we are all about to use

The Trump Dictionary Incredible  (adjective)  A word returned to its original meaning, which is literally not credible or not believable.   “Mr. Trump gave another speech today, and virtually all of it was incredible.” Trumpability  (noun)  Claiming to have the talent … Continue reading

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The Folly of Voting for a 3rd Party Candidate

The Folly of Voting for a 3rd Party Candidate There is a good deal of noise these days about voting for a 3rd party candidate in the upcoming election. In most cases the impetus is not to favor a particular … Continue reading

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The 2016 Triumph T 120 at 5,000 miles

The 2016 Triumph T120 Bonneville at 5,000 miles. With my new Bonneville about to hit the 5,000 mile mark, it’s a good time to look back on the ownership experience so far. First impressions:  Well, it’s beautiful. That’s the first … Continue reading

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The Way to World Peace

The Olympics! I spent a lot of time the past two weeks watching the summer Olympics. Unfortunately, the reason for that was hours spent with my wonderful mother-in-law as she approached her death, first in a hospital and then in … Continue reading

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Mnemonics

Remembering Mnemonics – Old and New I have always been fond of mnemonic devices, those little sentences or images that help you remember things that may or may not be important. In 8th grade Science class we were taught how … Continue reading

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