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Sep 10, 2008

Milk runs

In World War II slang (which for my money is among the most colorful to have had a lasting impact on the good old flexible English language), a "milk....More
Aug 06, 2008

More tea leaves...

A caption in my last post pointed out that John F. Kennedy viewed reading The New York Times as perhaps more enlightening than poring over government....More
Jul 30, 2008

Read the tea leaves

While business leaders and investors may count on an army of economists or other financial tea-leaf readers to help them gauge the health of our....More
Jun 24, 2008

When editors win, readers win

The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what....More
Jun 19, 2008

Gas war-- Version 2008

People around my age-- let's be kind and call them late-stage baby boomers-- and definitely those who are older may recall a phenomenon from their....More
Jun 12, 2008

Nine lives

As someone with no dog in this fight except for journalistic endeavor, what fascinates me the most about the big Caterpillar-Navistar deal, word of....More
May 29, 2008

Not only in dreams

Only in dreams We see what it means Reach out our hands Hold on to hers But when we wake It's all been erased And so it seems Only in dreams --chorus....More
May 22, 2008

A call for leadership

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. - Gen. George S. Patton Jr., U.S. Army (1885-1945) While in recent months everything from speculators to....More
May 21, 2008

Bad news

Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step... --lyric from "American Pie" (1971) by Don McLean (Iona College, B.B.A. '68) Just when you....More
May 02, 2008

Could it be any easier?

I've long been disturbed by how so many people-- truckers included-- still do not wear seatbelts when in a vehicle. Maybe I am a hopeless Safety Sam....More
May 01, 2008

The big picture

Not at all unlike auto giants GM and Ford-- and diesel engine maker Cummins among other manufacturers serving trucking here-- North American-based....More
Apr 30, 2008

Steer clear!

How many times have you passed a state trooper or other police officer dealing with a trucker or motorist stopped on the side of the road-- and we....More
Apr 28, 2008

Kerkorian likes Ford's better idea

It was just last week that Ford Motor Co. surprised many by reporting strong first-quarter results. Ford's long-term strategy of emphasizing global....More
Apr 25, 2008

Modec: Moving up!

It seems like just yesterday I was first introduced to the Modec-- an electric truck headed to the U.S. from England-- by a rather eccentric and yet....More
Apr 23, 2008

Pain at the pump

Like so many other things-- good and otherwise-- occurring anew in modern-day America, it's happening first in the Golden State. Four-buck-a-gallon....More
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