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The Author of ‘Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ Dies at 88

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/24/us/robert-m-pirsig-death-obit/index.html These rugged individualists from Maine, where my dad grew up and where I spent many summers, relentlessly believe in themselves. This author was turned down by 121 publishers before making publisher 122 rich beyond belief. Reminds me of the record company executive who confidently declared to Elvis that his voice was “so bad, Mr. Presley, you will never sell …

How Democracies Fall Apart

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Why Populism Is a Pathway to Autocracy Populism is gaining ground. Around the world, economic hardship and growing unease with globalization, immigration, and the established elite have propelled such movements into power, leading to a groundswell of public support for parties and leaders viewed as capable of holding the forces of cultural and social change at bay. In Europe, populist …

1933: Boulder, Berlin, and on Being Forever Young

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Many of us in Boulder have pondered the quote over the west entrance of CU’s Norlin Library, which says: WHO KNOWS ONLY HIS OWN GENERATION REMAINS ALWAYS A CHILD George Norlin was the President of CU at Boulder from 1919 until 1939. He is famous to this day for his cogent, calm, yet unswerving opposition to the KKK. The KKK …

Avoiding and Treating Whiplash Injuries

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Dr. Arthur Croft, D.C., has written extensively about “whiplash” injuries. He suggests five ways to avoid or minimize pain before and after a whiplash accident. Shop for a Safer Car Before you buy your next car, compare vehicle structural design, vehicle size and weight, and restraint systems, seat belts, air bags, head restraints, and crash avoidance features. Check the Insurance …

Cost of Auto Crashes & Statistics- National

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The highest price we pay for car crashes is in the loss of human lives, however society also bears the brunt of the many costs associated with motor vehicle accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. motor vehicle crashes in 2010 cost almost $1 trillion in loss of productivity and loss of life. The study was …