Look Twice For Motorcycles

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. You may be noticing billboards advertising this and reminding you to look twice for motorcycles and share the road. Because of the high price of gas, automobile insurance and purchasing an automobile, more drivers have purchased a motorcycle to save on expenses. So, there are more motorcycles on the road.…

Power of Comedy & Creative Learning

Comedy Defensive Driving utilizes the power of laughter to reinvigorate the classroom setting into a dynamic, fun, and entertaining environment. Experiencing the joy of humor and laughter has always been a valuable communicative technique to not only entertain, but to also re-contextualize information in a way that resonates with the individual on a personal level.…

Rat Fink Hot Rods

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth was an artist, cartoonist, pinstriper and custom car designer and builder who created the hot-rod icon Rat Fink characters in the late 50’s. In the 60’s, when I was a kid, I was fascinated with his work. A combination of funny and creepy, all rolled into one. Not until 1993 did…

Traveling With A Pet

I used to take my dog on the road with me when I toured. It made me feel safe, traveling with a pet. He was a small terrier mix and was a great traveling companion. But, once he began to bark, he couldn’t stop. One time, when I was doing a cross-country trip, I just…

Stop Texts Stop Wrecks

I saw a brilliant public service announcement on the telly last night. It was all about driving responsibly by executing texting abstinence. In other words, refraining from texting while driving. The PSA, Stop Texts Stop Wrecks ( stoptextsstopwrecks.org ) stated a few cold, hard facts about the results and statics of texting while driving. They…

Holiday Travel

Hooray for road trips! Some of my fondest memories are of taking a family trip, in the family car, through blinding snow to visit my Grandmother for Christmas Day. Our holiday travel was a five hour drive and I always had the back window of the car “reserved” as my traveling compartment. I was like…