Category Archives: Travel

Thoughts on mass transportation, lodgings and any other utilities and devices used while traveling great distances.

Passenger

Driving on the highway, route ###; turning onto a lane, a semi truck passes me and side swipes the car.
The car spins around~

Hearing the engine next to my head, the [truck] tires rolling over the hood, metal scraping against metal, the end of the trailer {bang} into another spin that sends me off the highway onto a ditch.
The world stops moving; everything goes quiet. The only sound I hear is the “coughing” of the engine. A cool gentle breeze crosses my face as I look out onto the lake… and I see the morning sky as I over look the ice.

Lake Froze n Morning

 

 

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Third (or fourth) Language

  Everyone has something to say about what language they know how to speak and everyone discusses it in english. That conversation has chased its tail long enough so we are going to move it forward by proposing this:

Which language can the majority of people throughout the world agree to learn as a 3rd or 4th language. Any language. Japanese, arabic, swahili be creative but do not just pick a language for fun. It has to be useful and by useful it must allow people to immerse themselves in another culture and communicate with other people outside of a base language. 

The 3rd/4th language would be a collective exercise that most must learn. 

Commuting

  Nothing beats walking from one place to another. Specifically, that means leaving ones home and going to the park, gym or grocery store without ever having to drive a car of motorbike. This is a very under utilized element to urban development. 

 Existing infrastructure can make efficient public transit challenging but not impossible. As a start look at existing paths of traffic. What directions they go to, what time and volume. After planning build a basic skeleton rail line with periodic additions to that line. Electromagnetic powered rails that are charged via solar power. 

This does a few things:

First the recruiting of engineers will rise as they are always looking for a challenge to flex their mental muscle, given that legal restraints are put aside.

Second the hiring of construction workers to move and manage all this equipment will increase employment.

Third giving a facelift to a city will add to its character and its livability. Not just to the exist population but to visiting tourists a well.

Outlines and details to follow.

 

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