When I drive and when I’m a passenger is someone’s car, I always buckle up. However, during a recent trip where I rode on buses I where buckling up was not an option, I began to think “why is it ok to not wear a seatbelt on buses and other transportation options like trollies?” Is it any safer to ride in a vehicle such as a bus? It’s one of those things in life that I take for granted. I’ve rode on hundreds of buses in my lifetime and never gave it much thought, until now. Occasionally, a bus will offer seat belts, but I’ll rarely use them out of habit. Since I only ride buses or other forms of public transportation when I’m on vacation or a business trip, I don’t think about it often. I wonder if anyone else has given much thought to this?
Category Archives: Random Thoughts
It’s the 43rd day of my 365 day Thanksgiving challenge. I haven’t been able to keep pace with the daily posting of thanks. My work and family schedule makes it difficult to keep up. However, it doesn’t mean that the spirit of the challenge was lost during that time. On a daily basis I’ve been thinking about things to be thankful for.
It’s the 7th day of my 365 day Thanksgiving challenge. I don’t recall what made me think about my mother today, but I was thinking about some of the life lessons she taught me. Work hard, do the right thing, never settle for less are a few of the many values she’s taught me. Continue reading
It’s the 6th day of my 365 day Thanksgiving challenge. Last weekend there was a fatal car accident where a local teenager was killed. He was a passenger with a friend driving home from a state championship high school football game. It reminded me of the nights I’d go out with my friends in high school. Continue reading
It’s the 5th day of my 365 day Thanksgiving challenge. I recently found out than an old friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer. I spoke with him on the phone yesterday and despite his condition his spirits were high and he seemed to have the right attitude. It made me pause for a moment to think about my health. Continue reading