112 results for 'traffic'
...dedicated neighbourhoods; now we’re passing furniture-makers, next monumental stonemasons with grit-covered faces. Other shopfronts are cluttered with a miscellany of new and used car bits.
Moban yanks ferociously at the handlebar and I’m speechless with fright when he ignores a red traffic light. But he is nonplussed – even surprised – at my panic.
"What is the problem sir, are you not safe?" To my horror Moban has revolved in his seat, his beaming round face now directly in front of me. To make things worse, an oversized truck is pressed up against our rear. There... (more)
Self expression usually motivates our writing, even the title. However, expression provides only one motivation. We also pay special attention to our titles because of readers, Bing, and Google. One of our goals is to gain traffic, and both readers and bots first scan the title to determine whether to read on. The title represents the potential to grab or lose our audience.Titles are important to me. As an English professor for the past 12 years, I have encountered 10,000 plus college level essays. Consider the number of pages that represents, most coming from reluctant writers. I nearly vomit... (more)
... years later, I can't use the word 'neutral' to describe my mindset when I'm held hostage behind the wheel, but I can safely say that I laugh, learn and left-turn enough to parlay any potential cynicism into humor and observation.
Among other things, LA is known for it’s record-breaking traffic and an obscenely high number of cars that fill its roadways (many of which are gas-guzzling, smog-test-failing SUV’s, the official vehicle of our country’s most eco-friendly state). The east coast is accepting of any working engine that is housed in metal and can get you from here to... (more)
...how unsavory they are. Because, in a purely economic world, if people are willing to pay for something, it would be for sale.Unfortunately for my girlfriend, if she ends up in the car with me, this means having to listen to me rant about precisely how much I would be willing to pay for a traffic-free rush hour trip to (or from) work (I've currently settled on $20 each way - if that can give you some sense of just how bad the traffic in L.A. is). As traffic worsens (inevitably), this leads me to point out all of the cars (and drivers) on the road who clearly wouldn't be able to... (more)
...a great place to start. Piece of cake!I arrived at JFK and no sooner as I left the baggage claim was I approached by a man who asked me where I was going. “Brooklyn”, I said, to which he quickly replied, “Come wit me”. I was led through three lanes of passenger pick-up traffic to an incredibly large Puerto Rican man who looked like the Don of the Gypsy Cab Drivers. The Don, not making any eye contact, escorted me over to a enthusiastic man named Abasi in an oldermodelLincoln Towncar. He quickly grabbed my overstuffed suitcase and threw it in the trunk of the car. As ... (more)
...up ahead was particularly dim; some streetlights had burned out. Upon approaching the doubled busway-Victory intersection, the light turned yellow and I began to slow down. As I came to a halt, my mind snapped back into driving mode and realized the car was sitting on top of indiscernible traffic lines. Not knowing if I was on the wait here or keep clear part I slowly inched up to get a better view as I was blinded by a flash of light. Damn. The camera caught me.
I never thought it would happen to me; a brain full of thoughts and a poorly lit, unfamiliar intersection... (more)
...good over the long period of Time. Here we still do actions that make society functional and livable such as greeting each other, bussing our own dishes after eating at say Long John Silvers, saying please and thank you, placing our chairs back at the table, and letting each other enter into traffic. The mail is generally delivered each day. The water is generally available out of the tap each day. Children generally safely go to and from school. A neighbor or friend will generally take care of another's pet(s) while its owner is away. Northern Nevada has a communal goodness with a vast... (more)
...notably Live from Death Row.
Main article: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Mumia Abu-Jamal
On December 9, 1981, Philadelphia Police Department officer Daniel Faulkner was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop of a vehicle driven by William Cook, Abu-Jamal's younger brother. In the altercation Abu-Jamal was wounded by a shot from Faulkner, and collapsed on the sidewalk. He was taken directly from the scene of the shooting to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and received treatment for... (more)
There is a guy who has been walking through the Marina in San Francisco recently with his very own small circus. It’s a fascinating sight that snarls pedestrian traffic and draws a crowd wherever it goes. It’s one of the strangest things I’ve ever witnessed and I can’t help but write about it.
The best way I can describe it is a cat and two rats on top of a dog. I know that it sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss story, but it’s true. The dog is a Rottweiler Lab mixand on his back he is carrying a American Tabby. Draped around the cat’s neck are... (more)
...you into the New Year of 2009.
The "holiday season" should be a spark in the fire that burns all year with passion, goodwill, love, creativity, sensitivity, embracing consciousness and giving. Whatever you do, don't let it slip by like precious time in crowded mall, an hour in a traffic jam, hurried walk through a park, or a shooting star. Take time for those special moments, words, sounds, a touch, a song, a prayer, always aware of the resonating reflections that flow on from January until next year's mistletoe.
Spending time with family, friends, and giving to ... (more)