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4 entries from January 2010

Where's my flying car?

Future car Growing up on the border with Michigan, I can’t help but feel the influence of the Motor City. It goes without saying that Detroit hasn’t had an easy time of it lately, but one thing that definitely revs the city up is the annual Auto Show, which just wrapped up this past weekend. This is the biggest car show in the world, and many of the vehicles on display look like something you’d expect to see on the Jetsons. Certainly there was plenty of attention paid to how low key an event it was this year compared with years’ past, but what struck me most was the marked increase in focus on “green” and compact vehicles. Virtually every major automaker had hybrid, diesel and fuel-cell vehicles on display. While traditional technology clearly reigns with hybrid sales only accounting for only about 3% of all auto sales, it’s neat to have a little look into the future and imagine what kind of car my kids may be driving one day. On second thought, maybe I don’t want to think about that too much…

Photo credit: quasimonda


A Dying Breed?

Full serve My time in the energy business began at an early age – at fifteen, I had a summer job pumping gas.

Apart from having to wear brown coveralls, I thought being a ‘gas jockey’ was a great job.  I enjoyed being outside and the customers seemed to appreciate having their windows cleaned and receiving help with topping up washer fluid, engine oil, etc.

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New Contributor Bios

Have you ever wondered who is behind the voices on this website?  Come on, who doesn’t like peaking in to see who is sitting behind the computer.

As promised, you can now find full bios of all of our contributors here.  (Yes, we've even included our pictures!)

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Safe driving tips – what’s out there? Plenty!

As a mom who spends a considerable amount of time behind the wheel catering to her children’s athletic and social wishes and demands…….(sigh.)…. I am always on the look out for tips/tricks to make my drive easier/safer/cheaper!  So I thought I’d start the new year off by doing some ‘safe driving’ surfing and see what’s out there. Now keep in mind that while the internet is a fantastic source of information, there are a lot of shoddy characters who are just trying to lure you into their site for inappropriate purposes….so safety surfer, beware.

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