The vast majority of us drive our cars to take care us to our jobs and serve our family’s needs. As we drive around are we increasingly seeing more people walking or bicycling along the side of the road.In the Gulf Coast we live in a resort community so these activities aren’t at all unusual and are not limited to only one specific time of the year. Apparently, what people do not know or choose to ignore is that there are laws and regulations that pertain to these activities. Continue reading


A snowbird that does not drive

It is the time of year when species of all kinds are paying the Gulf Coast a visit. We have become used to the ones from the north without a tan but the ones I am think about are white but it do not drive and like to fly everywhere they go. The American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) is the snowbird I’m talking about. The white pelican spends spring and summer in the north from the great lakes up into Alberta, Canada. Continue reading

Teach your children well

This is the fourth article in the series called ˜New ways of doing old things”.We all have heard the old saying ˜We’ve always done it that way”. Many times there is a good reason for doing the way it has always been done – it works. But, as Bob Dylan said ˜The times they are a changing” and how we do things is going to change with it.With global warming and all its concomitant effects, some of us are starting to think in ways that are new to us.In the last column we talked about less being the new more, when people might choose not to put their money into the latest thing – whatever that might be. Continue reading