Showing posts from April, 2019

Electronic scooters continue to invade America's cities

There are a few things in life that are guaranteed. Death, taxes and now… parked electronic scooters. With the proliferation of these scooters, cities like Atlanta have been blanketed by scooters for at least the past year. Walking around the downtown portion of the city is like participating in a game of Dodgeball. One must dodge the moving and parked scooters on the sidewalks. It’s one thing that there are several scooters flooding downtown Atlanta. It’s quite another when it’s a windy day. On those days, it’s goodbye to parked scooters standing up on their wheels and hello tripping over these devices. That scenario is bad for all of us, but even worse for the disabled. Let’s face it, the electronic scooters need to be corralled so that we don’t trip over them. The city of Atlanta put a ban on e-scooters on sidewalks at the beginning of the year. The ban says that users must leave the scooters upright and at least five feet from sidewalks. Police and the city’s Public W

The KISS Army invades the ATL

Tonight's KISS concert at State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta attracted a number of faithful fans. Included in this post are some snapshots before the show on Sunday, April 7, 2019. A fan getting some energy at the Starbuck's kiosk in nearby CNN Center WAGA-TV was on hand to record the pre-show festivities

"Nobody does it better" with avocados... than Mexico

Morguefile/szafirek For me, it’s “stop the presses” because avocados are in danger. That’s right. We could see a serious avocado shortage if our southern border with Mexico will experience a shutdown. The blockage would prevent avocados from coming into the U.S. from our neighbors to the south.  Certainly California produces a fair number of avocados, but not all year round like Mexico.   With Mexican avocados, no one does it better. For that reason, the U.S. imports 80 percent of its total avocado supply from Mexico. I’m avoiding the political angle. This is personal. Yes, it’s personal because I’m convinced that millions thrive on the avocado. I’m not talking just nuts and berries vegans who are only looking to get their fill of good fats. No, I’m talking about the millions who love a good guac dip at parties celebrating sports. That is a great swath of America, who might not realize who this southern border blockade will affect their get-togethers. Whether it