Little will save you from an auto accident that is going to happen anyway. Understanding that, there are steps you can take to improve the odds that you will continue to drive without an accident. You have heard about defensive driving. I am introducing what I call Strategic Driving. Strategic Driving is where you take defensive driving and apply it to other driving situations.
Idling Safely In Traffic or at Turn
You have heard the rule about keeping a distance from other cars. Usually, this rule is to apply when you are driving behind other cars. What about when you are stopped behind other cars waiting to turn or at a traffic light? The best thing is not to idle close to the car in front of you, but to idle at a distance of 2 cars back from the car in front. That way, while you are temporarily holding the brakes and the brakes fail (they shouldn’t but they could), you’ll have enough of a gap to possibly avoid hitting the car in front. Continue reading
The unemployment office has transformed significantly into a highly capable force for getting people jobs beyond administering compensation until work is gained. When you have a dedicated case worker who is focused on getting you hired, your chances of success grows tremendously. I say that knowing that many people do no see success with this process, but there are many who do. Fortunately, there is a state institution that is fully involved and preoccupied with getting people jobs and doing so effectively.
Today’s State Career Center is a place where people can go and use computers for free. Go on the Web to search for and apply for jobs. As more employers transition to Web based employment processes, this will become an invaluable service for people in a local area to have. It helps those of us either lacking computer and Internet resources as well as those of us who may be less clear about what places on the Web to go that are most relevant to the local area. Continue reading
I rode the bus in different cities for a few weeks off an on over the last few months. Before then, it had been many decades since I knew what riding the bus was like. I had a car accident and general vehicular troubles and the metro bus was my only choice to get around besides walking. Some destinations were quite some distance (10 to 30 miles) so a time efficient option was needed. At first, I was disoriented as far as understanding the rhythm of taking the bus. Unknown to me were the intervals buses arrived a bus stops, the drop off points, or how to best use the bus. I learned quickly with the help of the bus drivers who helped me understand what I needed to know to use the bus effectively.
Early Morning Bus
A bus route can take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes. Some routes can take 45 minutes. You may have to take the bus to an exchange point where you get off one bus to board another that is continuing onto the destination your ultimately trying to reach. Suppose the first bus takes 15 minutes and the second bus takes 45 minutes, you need at least an hour to get to your destination. However, since buses run on the hour and you may need to show up at your destination early, you need to actually take the bus at a time that is 2 hours ahead of your scheduled time. Continue reading
Life events can provoke stress within the mind of the individual. Taking the high road means adopting a philosophy of continuous diplomacy in most things, even during stressful occasions. It begins with being diplomatic with yourself as a first requirement for being naturally diplomatic in general. A calm and measured approach to most things as the primary way you engage with the environment.
Sometimes it is not the right approach and another approach is relevant. Sometimes it spells disaster. On average though, in a modern society, this approach serves to improve things more often than be the basis for disadvantage. That said, you must always manage self vulnerability with prudent precaution in balance with intrinsic values. Continue reading