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Think About It: Road rage on a bicycle

“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair of the human race.” — H. G. Wells ...

By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Think About It |


  • Columns

    Think About It: The Copy Machine Study

    As we were growing up, I think all of us heard the words “just because.” To our questions of why we should eat our vegetables or take a nap or study math, the answer all too often was simply “just because.” Without a clear rationale, it is hard to muster up the motivation to do the right thing.

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Valley Forge Road bridge closing creates traffic nightmare scenario

    We all knew it was coming. The past few months, especially, were filled with confused looks, furrowed brows and general disdain at the mere mention of Valley Forge Bridge closing on Route 23 in Schuylkill Township. Deemed structurally deficient for some time, the replacement of the unsafe bridge was inevitable, and so was the major traffic upheaval for 20,000 commuters who rely on driving over the bridge daily.

    By Virginia Lindak For Digital First Media |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Learning Something New

    For quite some time now I have known about the famous song “Let It Go” from the movie “Frozen,” which was released in 2013. Whether it was Idina Menzel singing the Oscar-winning song or it was a host of imitations of little girls on YouTube, most of us have heard it over and over.

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Wolf’s budget has unintended consequences

    Kermit Bell is worried about his 90-year-old mother, Louise.

    By Elizabeth Stelle Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Opinion

    Hydrogen fuel cells are the future of renewable energy storage

    In the run-up to a solar eclipse on March 20 of this year, European tabloids had a Y2K-style field day.

    By Denis Hayes Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Opinion

    Wolf’s homecare order a money grab, puts personal care choice at risk

    For the past 25 years, Don Lambrecht and David Smith have teamed up to allow Dave, a homebound quadriplegic, to lead a productive and fulfilling life — and they’ve formed a close friendship in the process. But earlier this year, a little-known

    Courtesy of the Fairness Center |

  • Opinion

    Equal work deserves equal pay

    When Doris and Don Fisher opened their small retail store in 1969, they each put up $21,000 in savings and, without even discussing it, paid each other the same salary. That’s how equal partnerships work.

    By Linda D. Hallman and Sonia Syngal Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Just Did It

    Robert H. Schuller was a force. When he died recently at 88 years of age, I felt as though I had lost a friend. Although I never shook his hand, his influence in my life was profound.

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Guest Column: Say thanks to your township supervisors

    You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching potholes in the spring.

    By David M. Sanko Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors |

  • Opinion

    Wal-Mart’s small wage increase not enough for employees, taxpayers

    You don’t need a Wal-Mart front-door greeter to find the flaw in the company’s recently announced boost in worker wages: it’s not enough. Not enough to pull its lowest-paid workers out of poverty, and therefore not enough to get American taxpayers off the hook for subsidizing the giant retailer’s low-wage payroll.

    By Frank Clemente Courtesy of the American Forum |

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