McCall Idaho’s Safety Flag Program Benefits Everyone

The town of McCall Idaho has wide streets and plenty of pedestrians, so they had to come up with a clever solution to keep the walkers safe, and they did just that.

You can’t begrudge roads for being too wide. They want room for cars to run in both directions, plus room for parking on both sides. That makes for a pretty wide road, so how do you keep the pedestrians safe? Continue reading McCall Idaho’s Safety Flag Program Benefits Everyone

Beware Your Parking – How to Keep Your Stuff Secure on Vacation

In college I rented an apartment in the basement of my sister’s quiet, backwater, suburban home, and none of us locked our cars at night. The crime rate was as near to zero as you could hope to find. Mind you this was 16-years ago, and we were in a flag-lot, so the house was buried deep down an invisible driveway. When I found my car broken into one morning, I was furious, mostly at myself, even though I only lost the loose change from my ashtray… so just imagine how I felt last month when my car was broken into, my Tom-Tom GPS was stolen (never worked that well anyhow), half my dashboard ripped out, and something even more precious was stolen. Continue reading Beware Your Parking – How to Keep Your Stuff Secure on Vacation

Similac Formula Recall – The BP Gulf Oil Spill of Kid Poisoning?

Last month we learned of the recall of Similac formula products due to beetles and “beetle byproducts” tainting the very solution we give to our children. I found it odd that even the Associated Press had no information about exactly which products were recalled, but as a father using Similar myself, I followed up. What I have found, thus far at least, has been alarming on an epic scale. Continue reading Similac Formula Recall – The BP Gulf Oil Spill of Kid Poisoning?