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Jul 22nd 2011 5:50PM Unless Paul has been living on the planet Mingus-4, which sadly enough, many people have, we now have Aol to thank for ruining the best beaches, hotels, spas, areas to buy illegal drugs, airlines (though they all stink), flea and tick preventives, acne cream, ice cream, hummus, topless and bottomless bars, etc., etc., etc. We have computers and we also know how to search on our own, without the aid of Aol.killjoy. What will the next best be? G-d only knows. To coin a phrase -- Aol doesn't have to answer to a higher authority. They don't even answer the telephone.
May 21st 2011 4:48PM The photography is no surprise. They are undoubtedly magnificent. Would you expect to see the "real" subway? Hardly! I wonder what the Moscovites must think of Martin Cruz Smith's novel, Three Stations? I doubt if it's even allowed into the country.
Feb 22nd 2011 8:38AM It's always good to read stories about people doing generous things. As a birder, I've realized that our world's feathered friends can use all the help they can get. Thank you, Mr. Akers.
Feb 11th 2011 10:35PM After more than four decades of computer "intelligence," you might thnk that even semi-literate computer users would have more common sense. They don't! The same criminal activties were going on when mail-order became electronic. I think Beau might add two more to his list of seven: "If the deal looks too good, something must be wrong." And plain stupidity. I think cons use these two more than one would think. Americans, and I am one of them, are stupid and greedy. Patience is a virtue; it's sad that so many of us lack it. I don't. Then there is that not-so-small group of G-d knows what, who can't wait to p _ _ _ their hard-earned money away. Too bad! Take a moment or an hour or a day or a week, think about what's going on here. A few minutes of caution could save you a lifetime of regret.
Feb 5th 2011 10:45AM Dear Joe,
I was neither drunk nor stoned, etc. I just thought the article, not the trail, was boring. I'm an x-English teacher, lived a few miles from the AT and often find AOL's "articles" feckless, boring, and prone to grammatical errors. I meant no offence about the PCT, but who cares? I can completely understand why this stuff gives you a headache. Some accomplishment, huh?
Jan 24th 2011 8:45PM BORING! BORING! BORING! BORING! BORING! WE HAVE A SIMILAR TRAIL ON THE EAST COAST. IT'S CALLED THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL. IT'S APPROXIMATELY 2,179 MILES IN LENGTH AND PASSES THROUGH 14 STATES - GEORGIA, NORTH CAOLINA, TENNESSEE, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT, MASSECHUSETTS, VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE. ARE THESE "ADVENTURERS READY FOR REALITY? I DOUBT IT.
Jan 23rd 2011 5:11PM Sports isn't the end all of the planet earth, but the respect and admiration being shone to Mr. Anderson is simply a wonderful thing. Bravo, Tigers!
Nov 20th 2010 9:26AM First let me mention that I've always loved fountain pens. The first Montblanc I ran across was a workmate's, whom I felt treated it more as a status symbol than a writing instrument. He was young, "on the way up" the corporate ladder. So he thought. The second one belonged to my father (blessed memory), who at age 90+ could write across a blank piece of paper in his letters to me, line by line, straight across the page. He received his Montblanc from his former daughter-in-law and probably didn't have any idea of Montblanc's reputation or extraordinary price. He couldn't have cared less, as he was a simple man and utility was more important to him than vanity. He shot pictures with a Leica, not becasue of its status, but its quality. I'm so glad someone else mentioned other quality fountain pens at reasonable prices, I hope, since I can't afford a Montblank and most likely wouldn't pay the BMW prices the the company requires. As a side note, my father could write the same letters with a cheap ballpoint pen. I should know; I still have the letters. No doubt, there is something about the flow of the ink that encourages better writing. I wrote my first birding journal with a cheap, refillable fountain pen and I found myself using much better language. I'll never discover what my birds thought, but you never know.
Nov 15th 2010 4:19PM Being a "senior" myself, avec computer and cell phone, I can empathize with those who don't have these. However, it is the first few pages of many telephone books that contain important information, that concerns me. Verizon and AT&T need to address that issue. Yet, the savings in trees, which help filter bad air, the soil errosion it stops, and the unemployment it will ultimately cause, is well worth a minor inconvenience.
Jun 22nd 2010 7:26PM Chuck,
If you're a reader, get hold of Halfway Around the World by Gavin Young. He was, a by profession, a journalist, but died before he got a chance to do the other half. I wonder what he would have thought of mega-cruise ships.