THE GRIDLOCKSMITH

THE GRIDLOCKSMITH, traffic safety activist, "Roads Scholar," former "Road Warrior" who lost a brother (aged,15) on the road in 1969, has compiled many observations and ideas about traffic safety after 3 decades of driving for a living. "Are you part of the problem, or part of the solution? Set a safe example in traffic." You, too, can be a gridlocksmith. "Road-Peace is a step toward World Peace." - Earl Shoop

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Looking for what's logical, efficient, kind and fun... Traffic safety became a personal issue when my youngest brother died on the highway. I observed traffic unsafety while driving for a living(30yrs). Spread the word about "Road-Peace" as a step on the road to World Peace. Since those wise and gentle enough to create World Peace will not treat each other as we now do, in traffic, the road is a good place to focus our efforts. see www.road-peace.com www.gridlocksmith.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

BACK IN THE SADDLE...(GINGERLY)

HOOEE! After being locked out of the blog dashboard (the inner sanctum in which these posts are produced) for so long, it seems appropriate to let loose with a bit of exultation. A nameless former team member got carried away and set up a new Blogger account, totally unaware, I'm sure, that it would block the door to our control room. ARG! The miscreant now is locked up in the stocks until we can administer a proper pelting with overripe tomatoes. Since they have yet to be transplanted into the garden, it will be a while...

Anyone out there, well informed and nerdish who would like to lend a hand with our stark learning curve? What do webmasters know that we should? HTML?

While working on the new website, gridlocksmith.com, (not ready for viewing, yet) an effort was made to set up another site, ROADRAGERS.COM. Surprise! It already exists. Not wishing to duplicate the efforts of others, (especially if others are more competent) why not direct ragers there, with the request that they come back to report their experiences, there?

It has been suggested that there should be a means for visitors to show their support for this iconoclastic infidel. Since the gridlocksmith has no government grants, and is working with tired, second hand equipment, he had to agree. The donation button makes more sense than standing by the roadside with a cardboard sign reading, "Will traffic safety advocate for food."

Well, it's about time for your dysfunctional writer to trundle back to his sickbed. Not to worry. There should be no more huge lapses.(Sorry 'bout that!) The next few posts are nearly written.

Meanwhile, the position of "gridlocksmith" is open to all. What does one need to do to be a gridlocksmith? Observe how you can have a positive effect on traffic flow, the mood of drivers around you, drive kindly and always set the safe example in traffic.

Coming Soon: "Operation S.E.T." and the acrostic poster/T-shirt "contest"


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What next? T-shirts and coffee mugs? Hmmm...

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I am a huge fan of The Darwin Awards, partly because they make me laugh, and partly because Mother Nature really needs help in the effort to prevent "idiocy" taking over the gene pool. A link back to "The GridLockSmith" can be found there(!) A first.
To see the first post of this blog,
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