6.18.2015

Lions Tigers and Bear? OH NO! Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Tourists OH MY!

Laurel Hills.... need to get the boys out on dirt soon
Laurel Hills or Meadowwood are great options
Laurel Hills is the Tick Capital of the East Coast

LYME DISEASE
if there were ever a Gwadzilla Archive to read
it could be this one


Summer is here...

so much to do
so much to worry about
if we are not worried about entertaining our children
we are worried about the well being of our children

this morning I cussed at a dozen car commuters
what did they do?
it was a combination of what they were doing and what they were not doing...
blending into what they should or should not be doing

PHONE USAGE WHILE DRIVING!
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING!
PUT YOUR PHONE IN THE GLOVE BOX
FOCUS ON THE TASK AT HAND

none of those car drivers witnessed me flipping them off
none of those car drivers heard me cussing at them

no... they were zoned out
focused on their Smart Phone rather than the variables around them

WATCH THIS VIDEO
Mother of Two Killed by a Distracted Driver


my boys are riding their bikes to and from school
not everyday... but more frequently
it scares me
the streets are dangerous

car drivers fail to see me
car drivers fail to drive safely around me
car drivers sucks
people suck

I am scared... yet I think it is better for the kids to ride their bikes than to become part of our car dependent culture
walking and biking are rational forms of transportation
driving everywhere is irrational




so much to worry about
mosquitoes and tourists are really just nuisances
there are real things to worry about
everyday people doing everyday things
and
DOING IT WRONG!

the way people drive is WRONG!
their speed
their inability to make complete stops at the stop lines
their failure to look for pedestrians and cyclists
their failure to yield to pedestrians and cyclists 

THEY ARE DOING IT WRONG!

What can you do?
you can do it right... you can help those around you to do it right

Neighborhood Pace Car is the sort of logic that we need to follow here
if we all spent just a little more time policing ourselves... we would need fewer police



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