When my kids were young and they got a little banged up by falling off a scooter or pulling food out of the microwave when it was too hot, I figured they had been a bit clumsy or careless. But new studies by safety researchers tell us these incidents are actually part of larger epidemics seen in emergency rooms nationwide, and they encourage us to develop precautions.
There’s an interesting passage in comedian Tina Fey’s bestselling book “Bossypants,” where she talks about what she learned from Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels. The former SNL star said she was struck by the way Lorne would connect with his whole team, even performers she perceived as a bit too needy. Lorne was infinitely patient with those writers and actors because he knew they were still capable of turning out the best work, and they produced for him. “He knew how to get the eggs,” Tina wrote.
This is a time of year when we often consider expenses like how much we should spend on holiday gifts, whether we can afford to travel, and how to support charitable organizations as we weigh everyday needs. Imagine how much harder it would be to plan for the coming year if you didn’t know what your obligations or salary would be.
I like seeing bike lanes painted along the right side of the road because they encourage healthy commuting and are designed to keep cyclists like my son safer from collisions with motorists and pedestrians. But like many motorists, I’m a little hesitant when driving near them because the rule in Washington says I should merge into the bike line to make a right turn, and I worry about whether a cyclist will see my turn signal.
When I was growing up, my parents insisted that my four brothers and I learn how to change a tire in case our family car ever got a flat while we were away from home. My father showed us how to make sure the jack was stable and that the lug nuts were tight enough, and insisted we never crawl under the car when it was jacked up. He shared stories about people who had gotten hurt by doing it the wrong way, or stranded because they didn’t know how. What he instilled in us was an understanding that not only could we severely damage the car if we did it wrong, but we could also badly injure ourselves.
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As we celebrate, let’s be sure and reflect on the freedoms that we as Americans believe in, such as the right to free speech, free enterprise and the freedom to govern ourselves.
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