A Friday Diversion: Biking & Walking in the U.S. and Europe

This is my Friday diversion from the usual things I write about. One of my pet peeves is the devotion to the automobile shown by the U.S., California and the Bay Area. While I like to drive and I am not a biker, I do enjoy walking. I wish I could simply walk to my local grocery store or to the barber or dentist.  But in the Bay Area that is a dangerous activity.  A few months ago I decided to walk to the... read more

What We Can Learn from the 1939 World’s Fair

Perhaps the greatest of World’s Fairs took place from 1939 to 1940 in Flushing Meadows, New York. The theme of the fair was the Dawn of a New Day and urged visitors to look at the world of tomorrow. A pamphlet given out at the fair had this to say: “The eyes of the Fair are on the future – not in the sense of peering toward the unknown nor attempting to foretell the events of tomorrow and the... read more