Immediately after Sandy, when power was scarce and '70s gas lines were making a comeback, it wasn't odd to spend a couple hours parked outside the local Mobile station.
Sen. David Carlucci sounds off in his Patch blog, championing legislation that would install back-up generators at gas stations—and hopefully prevent a repeat performance.
"We must have the ability to service commuters and not allow the economy to screech to a grinding halt," he pens.
So, let us know: sound strategy, or perfunctory?
Pushing your stroller with one hand while thumbing through emails with the other may not be ideal parenting, but it's better than surrendering your inbox to a legion of unopened messages, right?
Blogger Mel Parish tackles just that in her essay, "The Future of Personal Relationships."
"Unfortunately nowadays, physical presence does not guarantee a person’s mental availability," Parish writes. "Who hasn’t felt angry at a companion whipping out their cell phone in a social situation with the apology, 'Sorry, I must just take this.'"
With Benedict XVI hanging up his mitre, blogger Brian Moloney contemplates how a pope's retirement matches up with a business man's resignation.
"He did give his two weeks… so you really can't complain," Moloney notes, before probing the Vatican's 401K plan.
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