Thoughts From the Bumpy Road 8/10/17

August is here which signals the beginning of children and teachers marching off to school. Every year the summer gets shorter and shorter.

This year many students may have lighter backpacks. Quite a few area schools are giving students Chrome Books. For those of you who are not familiar, a Chrome Book is a mini laptop computer. Textbook companies have been making computer copies available once the schools purchase books from their companies. Before I retired, we were able to access materials with a special code. It was great because there was no excuse for forgetting to bring your book home. Unfortunately, the one drawback we have in this area is Internet access, which can be very expensive if available. Still, this is the future for our young people. It’s a “Brave New World” and a long way from writing and copying notes from the chalkboard.

In 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, which protects the rights of many citizens. Within this law is found section 4.6 Parking and Passenger Loading Zones. This part is responsible for the creation of parking spaces reserved for handicapped drivers. Those are the blue signs where people with special parking passes are allowed to park because it is close to the entrance of businesses and government offices.

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