In general I am not opposed to arbitration as a means of settling disputes. That is, as long as the arbitrator is totally, and I mean TOTALLY, neutral. The arbitrator cannot, IN ANY WAY, have a connection either through business or personal contact, with either party, PERIOD! That being said, I also believe that if … Continue reading Forced Arbitration
“I learned what every dreaming child needs to know, that no horizon is so far you cannot get above it or beyond it.” - Beryl Markham
The airplane approaches and airport in a large urban center because it is the closest airport to their destination. They are willing to pay for the extra expensive fuel at such a stop because price doesn’t matter in this instance. It would otherwise, however time is of the essence so the pilot foregoes the alternative … Continue reading The Sky is Falling
“I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.” - Antoine Marie de Saint-Exupéry, “The Little Prince” (1943)
What if you were told that a particular product wasn’t available anymore? If you really liked that particular brand or it was the only thing that really fit your need, I would expect you would be disappointed or even angry. What if every time you searched for something on the internet you did so using … Continue reading Net Neutrality
I feel the tug, countering it with a slight move of my hand on the stick, a little pressure to the pedal under my right foot, then the left pedal. In front of me the small airplane bobs up and I follow an instant later. I gyrate from side to side and correct for the … Continue reading Cocoon
Being as this happened perhaps 30 plus years ago, I think the statute of limitations has run-out by now... Two nights earlier my friend Dennis and I occupied much of the space of our small tent along with most of our backpacking equipment because the coyotes continually harassed us. Our long climb and downhill trek … Continue reading Coyotes
Morning sunlight streams through the cracked blinds; I bask in its warmth. Sitting in solitude before the craziness of daily activities begins, the steam from my coffee clouds my face. Thinking not of commitments and responsibilities, moments like this are precious. I allow my mind to relax and create.
Twenty years he had waited to return it. It was always in the back of his mind except when the opportunity to do so came along. It was as if a blank spot clouded his memory at each chance. Feelings of remorse at having waited so long, would they even remember? Would they want it? … Continue reading Blank Spot
Black Friday: the day everyone waits in line to buy stuff for Christmas or mostly, get great deals, sort of, for themselves. Retailers feel it is the best indication of what their seasonal sales will look like. No question this the sales period each year that will either make or break a merchant. I’m … Continue reading Where were you on Black Friday?