Ramblings

The older I get, the more I realize I don't want to be around drama, conflict or stress.

Be wise enough to walk away from the nonsense around you.

Asked to account for Donald Trump's political rise Tuesday, the British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was stumped. "I can't, he is a demagogue, who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator."

When cycling, I'm forever amazed by pedestrians I'm about to pass, who don't realize it and are startled, even though I've rung my bell to warn them because they've rendered themselves deaf with headphones. I think it was Sony and their Walkman that started the movement of people denying themselves of one of their senses. Now, worse than ever, people plug their ears with headphones before they hit the streets, pathways and trails rendering themselves incapable of hearing anything encroaching into their space, whether it's other people, animals, cars, bikes, even trains ... TRAINS! Voluntarily giving up your sense of hearing when there's a chance a locomotive might be bearing down on you is natural selection at work. Trading one of your senses to be self absorbed with your choice of in-ear media entertainment while outside seems like another step in the dumbing down of mankind. 

Fog lights - are for foggy conditions. For oncoming drivers they're blinding at night and should not be used in conjunction with headlights. Use them by themselves when it's foggy, that's what they're for.

With regards to what you are told, question everything. With regards to what you hear, be a quiet skeptic. Believe only what is logical to you.

We the people (see the US First Amendment) need to develop equal tolerance of all beliefs whether people have their faith in science or the supernatural.