Wonderful article. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.
An honorable article, to say the least. Beautifully written -- she deserves every happiness in the world.
Difficult to read, knowing that this is an issue I may have to deal with myself someday, but beautifully written. Thanks for sharing your story.
Great article, I found them at www.refugestudio.org
Is Joshua dad name Bartholomew? I'm Prohet Bartholomew this may be my brother.
saw a biker riding along the side of cars stopped at a light in lawrenceville. passing them within inches of their mirrors. one of the cars went to make a right and put its blinker on, however since the cyclist was peddling right past stopped cars, it went to pass him on the right while he was making a turn. the biker almost bit it. bikers are just as much of the problem as bad drivers. they want 4 feet when being passed, but allow only inches when passing stopped cars.
Somehow, back in April or May, I got run off the road -- in Ligonier, on the diamond (our town center), where people normally show politeness when alternating turns to enter the circle...i was traveling east on the southwest quadrant and slowed for a truck to enter the circle...i proceeded, only to be ignored by the next entry, a woman who didn't see me (i guess) and steered her car right at me, i swerved, hit the curb, and was launched onto the grass, narrowly missing the stone pathway...i was mad, and i was really only riding to school to be a good role model for my students -- i've ridden to town a number of times this summer, no incidents, but i sure as hell know that many drivers don't "recognize" our rights as riders...keep up the fight, amigos
Sarah, you do know that it's illegal for bikes to ride on the sidewalk, right? You do know that they have the same rights to the road as you have, right? Yes, some bicyclists do stupid things, but your attitude is beyond bizarre.
yes, and all those people in colorado deserved what they got because some other people talk in movie theatres sometimes and i dont like it. your logic, its flawed.
They need to go to school to learn how to ride a bike on the streets,I was crossing over Smithfield st bridge the other night at 11 pm,and a asshole on his bike came right out in front of me,where you bare left to get into the left lane,YES I almost hit him!!!The dipshit had ALL BLACK CLOTHING ON,AND I WAS ALMOST READY TO HIT HIM!!Thank God I saw him in time,They do not follow the rules,they do not stop at red lights,they ride up on your ass and then look at you when you are making a light,as if to say,yea go ahead,you lose lady!!!!They need to stay on the sidewalk ,and that bike lane from 1st and carson to 9th st. is a big joke,they have to cross carson to get to it,then once they hit 10th street,they are still in the street,so no,they lose, and when there is someone on a bike you move over and the car coming the other way almost hits you!!!there is not enough room on Carson St.when you go around the bends it tuff,I HATE SEEING BIKES ON THE ROAD!!!I HATE IT,cause if by chance you do hit the asshole,the driver of the car will be in troble,and it may have been the bikers fault,AND DONT FEED ME THE BULL SHIT THAT A DRIVER IS TO HAVE CONTROL OVER HIS CAR AT ALL TIMES!!!!Get lost bike riders,go to the river and ride on your new bikes like the kids do,hell I remember never letting my sons ride in the st.now its the law to ride in the street!!!
Every cyclist should ask PennDOT for a free copy of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Rider's Manual, and pay particular attention to the article in the back. If you read that article carefully, you will see that cyclists should *not* keep as far to the right as possible, especially where cars still cannot pass without crossing out of the lane anyhow.
Cyclists are far more visible to motorists coming from *all* directions when riding toward the left of center. They also have safer emergency maneuvering options with regard to potholes and other hazards if they have plenty of room to swerve to the right. Of course, cyclists should move to the right and let cars pass when it is safe to do so.
Once cyclists learn the valuable lessons in the PennDOT manual, they will also get some clues as to why bicycle lanes often increase the danger to cyclists. Bike lanes not only tend to put cyclists in the most dangerous part of the road, but often put them in the "door zone," where they are seriously injured by people opening car doors. Some hazards, such as glass and debris, tend to accumulate in bike lanes.
On top of that, bike lanes often instruct auto drivers to make right-hand turns from left-hand lanes.
Bike advocacy groups should focus on educating auto drivers and bicycle drivers alike and drop the preoccupation with increasing the number of deadly bike lanes. Unfortunately, Cycling Magazine rates cities as "bicycle friendly" according to the miles of bike lanes they have, and cycling advocates get more caught up in better rankings than in better safety.
Thank you, Matt Stroud, for a careful treatment of a tough subject.
It's true: The diagnosis of shaken baby has become extremely controversial. While the symptoms that define the syndrome CAN be caused by abuse, doctors now recognize a long and growing list of legitimate medical conditions that can also trigger the distinctive pattern of bleeding and swelling inside the infant brain. The harshest critics of the classic model argue that a child's neck would break at forces lower than those required to burst blood vessels. The Innocence Network has now started appealing past shaking convictions.
For the story of a family torn apart when their son's genetic disorder was misdiagnosed as shaking, please see http://onsbs.com/prologue/
I have been considering a move to Pittsburgh from Seattle. But news like this really gives me pause.
The series of issues mentioned by Bill Isler was the then Superintendent Mark Roosevelt's agenda of closing schools and opening new ones that have no track record. The results of this agenda was the closing of Schenley, one of PPS's highest achieving high school that graduated the most African-American students in the district. The students who should rightfully now be Schenley students are sequestered in windowless buildings which do not have appropriate high school level facilities, and are racially and economically segregated- unlike the mix of students who attended Schenley. It has been a disastrous experiment for the Hill District students.
Why don't they go test Central Catholic im sure they would find the same but they would never give it a second thought to close that high school down
The statement, " the problem may not be as bad as originally thought" sounds more like a little burp after gagging on Kool Aid.
What about the cost of businesses losing employees who can no longer get to work because they can't afford a car?
To folks who want to know where the fireflies are -- well, first, you'll now need to wait till next year to see them, as their peak season is over. (It's basically in June.) And understandably, if just one location is identified for viewing, there's some concern about tons of people flocking there to see the flies and overburdening the woods; the insects, as I say in the story, seem to be prevalent throughout the forest area, even in some backyards. However, this one site seems especially good. While the location is likely to be common knowledge soon enough, I'm reluctant to post it here. But if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I'll give you directions.
I lived on a 43 acre property, the old Rudolph farm, just outside of Kellettville, PA from the year 2000-2006. The nearest light was two miles away so we were in total darkness. My son and I were in the kitchen of the farmhouse one night when he brought to my attention that the forest was aglow with fireflies. Suddenly they ALL quit glowing and six seconds later they ALL lit up again. This repeated over and over that night. I don't want to classify or analyze. We human beings have named many things as we've discovered them so that allows us to create a reference for everything...but what are they REALLY? Someday when our time here is over, I believe it will all be revealed to us. Blessings, Mary Swanson email@example.com
I used to live on the Yough, just south of McKeesport, near the bike trail. I used to see these synchronous fireflies just off the bike trail, toward the river. A 5-10 foot cloud of them would light up simultaneously. A real eerie sight.
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