Friday, July 17, 2009

Of the quest to control [any given situation] …..

July 14, 2009
The level of control one maintains over any given situation is typically inversely proportional to one’s perceived level of control.

Monday, July 13, 2009

My GMC pickup truck has now surpassed 400,000 miles

July 13th, 2009
My GMC pickup truck clocked 400,000 miles yesterday. The motor has never even been opened for any work to date (knock-on wood, and all). Which indirectly brings to light the following point/question: what is going on in the Detroit car world? Detroit automotive manufacturing management and its allied cronies surely appear as very poor drivers – if their companies were automobiles, the wrecked firms would have long since been totaled for salvage, crushed, and recycled. If I had at my disposal the resources of General Motors or Chrysler, I could nearly guarantee a profit each and every year. Not only that, I could nearly guarantee that any such firm under my watch would be second to none in the automobile manufacturing sector. Would I need to ‘milk’ any tax-dollars from the nation to support the whims of any automobile firm under my leadership? I seriously doubt it!