Blog Posts in September, 2010

  • Reading and driving don't mix

    || 27-Sep-2010

    I know it might seem I pick on TriMet, but I assure you that I do not go looking for reasons to criticize or ridicule our local transit agency. The sad truth is I don’t have to look for reasons because the reasons are in our faces every day. The latest snafu concerns a TriMet driver who allegedly read his Kindle e-book while driving. Let me add that he was driving on the freeway around some ...
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  • Adult family homes - a solution or a problem?

    || 14-Sep-2010

    We’ve written before about negligence in nursing homes, but compared to adult family homes, private homes set up as residences for up to six people needing care, nursing homes come off as deluxe accommodations. Adult family homes cost less than nursing homes, which is part of their appeal. Unfortunately, an investigation by the Seattle Times discovered that you often get less care at them as ...
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  • Boats and alcohol don't mix

    || 9-Sep-2010

    It’s funny, but people seem to think that it’s mandatory to drink alcohol if you’re on a boat. The truth is, it’s not a good idea, and it’s definitely not a good idea if you are at the helm. Arthur King Hall discovered this the hard way when a boat he was operating crashed into a seawall in Connecticut, resulting in the death of one person and the injuries of two ...
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  • Check Your Tubes

    || 7-Sep-2010

    My husband had surgery recently, and we were really impressed with the entire hospital staff. Everyone was really helpful, friendly, and efficient. Each person who saw my husband checked his identification wrist band, and everything seemed well organized. Though we had a good experience, I couldn’t help but think about how many individual people were involved in my husband’s care and ...
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