Diane Sinnott was stunned
JoAnn and Vance Dreher - They had been flabbergasted
"It's three times as much at home," - Israeli tour leader Giora Bernat
"I won't be able to afford this very much longer." - Jerry Hawkins
Ok, you are in a conversation where people are spewing a bunch of anti-bike comments, not too sure how to respond? I ran across this that I thought was a good quip:
Julian Beever is an English artist who is famous for his art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium. It's peculiarity? Beever gives his drawings an anamorphosis view, his images are drawn in such a way which gives them three dimensionality when viewing from the correct angle. It's amazing !!!
Making trouble today for a better tomorrow...
Happiness is a Dutch
On page 32 of his new book, Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, Richard Layard charts happiness versus per capita income of various countries. The country with the highest percent who are "Happy" or "Satisfied"?
The Netherlands, by a good bit.
Why? Dutch bicycles, if you want my opinion.
Holland has no monopoly on Layard's big seven -- family relationships, financial situation, work, community and friends, health, personal freedom, and personal values -- factors he claims can account for much of happiness.
Here's why the Dutch norm of bicycling everywhere creates more happiness:
By GINA KOLATA
Published: June 3, 2005
For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sent a team of specialists into a state, West Virginia, to study an outbreak of obesity in the same way it studies an outbreak of an infectious disease.