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Budget Cuts in Education

So many people are being effected in so many ways with the cut backs in our educational system. They have to stop offering late buses in the county that we live in and not having the late bus really has made a tremendous impact on our lives and will continue to do so I’m afraid for a long time to come.

Our 13 year old has 4 more years to go and then we are done with public school and move on to college issues. And right now we are having math problems to deal with and I’m sad to say that I can’t be of much help when it comes to math answers.

The middle school that she attends is a good 30 minute drive and with out the late bus it hasn’t been as convenient for her to stay after school to receive additional help from her teachers. The numbers are way down for the kids that used to stay after and catch the late bus.  And finding a decent tutor can become a challenge and expensive as well. So I have to say that I am grateful for what the Internet can bring to us in ways of online tutoring. She has been utilizing this online math tutoring site at Tutornext dot com, for the last few months, since school started, and we have seen a change in her grades from last year, and a change in her attitude, when it comes to math issues and homework.

I’m sure she will being using Tutornext dot com in her up and coming high school years and possibly even turn to it during her college years. She wants to be a Marine Biologist and will taking plenty classes that she will be needing help with and they offer all the classes that she will be most likely needing help in. Wish I could be of more help to her, but at least there are other options out there for her that I never had when I was in school desperately looking for help.

Leather Weather

With the arrival of spring I’m getting anxious to get on the back of a Harley Davidson. I have several friends that have some really nice scooters and are usually willing to take me out for a putt when I feel the need. This is perfect leather weather, so I guess I need to get on the phone, make some calls and see if I can get some riding in soon.


A Nice Clean Ride

The Internet certainly has become second nature for so many people these days. I know I’d feel totally incomplete it I didn’t get online at least once a day, God forbid I would have to go more than one day with out being connected to the World Wide Web. It truly would feel like my left arm had been cut off.

I’ve been thinking about purchasing a new vehicle sometime after I get our taxes back for last years filings. I have plenty of time to look around and to research the different and various models that are out these days. To tell you the truth I’d really love to own a maserati quattroporte, but who wouldn’t! Now that car is what I call a cool looking ride.

a real beauty

2014 Maserati Quattroporte

Every now and then I’m finding myself looking around on the Net and I have to tell you that it really is a chore. I can’t image having to go from dealership to dealership checking out all that are out there these days. It blows my mind to see how many types of vehicles we have at our disposal in the 21st century.

I grew up in a world that was all about the Chevrolet, it used to be advertised as “Bigger, Better and Six Inches Longer” back in the early 70’s. Funny the things that we remember from our childhood. I even found myself taking a trip down memory lane and typing in and Googling “Chevrolet” and ran across many interesting articles and even read the description in the car encyclopedia, isn’t the Internet amazing?

But what ever we decide on I’m sure we will enjoy driving a vehicle that is brand new, gets good gas mileage, has a good warranty and belongs to us and us alone. Hope our tax check is big enough for us to be able to use as a down payment.

Today’s Trade Shows

Haven’t been to a trade show in many, many years. I used to try and attend several of them a year but I just haven’t had the opportunity as of late. A few days back a good lady friend of mine called and asked me to go to one with her next Saturday I have agreed to go and help her out and look forward to spending some time with her and hopefully finding this trade show of interest.

One good thing about trade shows is that they are normally held inside, so the weather is never much of an issue and the show goes on rain or shine, hot or cold. Trade shows are by far a great way to learn about different businesses and their services, products and opportunities. They have come a long way since the 90’s when they started coming around.

See Through Tires

I just got this email from my friend in South Carolina. I’m assuming that this is a true announcement, but one never knows these days. Guess I’ll wait to hear more about them, possibly on the evening news.

New Michelin Tires… Absolutely SCARY looking…

Look for ’em in August. These tires are made in Greenville, South Carolina , USA …


Radical new tire design by Michelin. The next generation of tires. They had a pair at the Philadelphia car show.

philly show

Yes, those are ‘spoke’ like connections to the inner part of the tire from the outside tread ‘wrap!’ The next picture shows how odd it looks in motion…

2nd tire

Makes you wonder how the ride feels doesn’t it?

3rd tire

These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon. The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips will not work on these.

Just think of the impact on existing technology:

A. no more air valves…

B. no more air compressors at gas stations…

C. no more repair kits…

D. no more flats…

These are actual pictures taken at the South Carolina plant of Michelin.