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

Saturday, March 20, 2010

R.I.P. Davy Crockett, AKA Fess Parker

Last Thursday, the 18th, saw the passing of Fess Parker at age 85. He is famous for playing the role of Davy Crockett, one of my early heroes.

The sage advice of Davy, "Make sure you're right. Then, go ahead." was advice I always tried to follow. In fact, I tried to go further, and make sure it was perfect, as well as right... which did not serve well, since "perfection" is so illusive. If one can't proceed with something unless it is guaranteed to have perfect results, nothing tends to get done. A pretty good idea might be good enough to proceed with, and adjustments can be made, later. But, if we think an idea to death, we accomplish nothing. Sadly, with me, that has been the case, too many times.

So, now I proceed, in my imperfect style
To offer some thoughts, which I tend to compile.
Now, we should all drive
With the aim to survive;
If we are lucky, we can do so and smile.

PROGRESS REPORT:
The store has a new Department, "Other Cool Stuff," which has designs that are not necessarily related to safety on the road, defeating Road Rage, or promoting "Road Peace."

Here is a sample, from an ongoing series that I call, "Chalkboard Chortles." The design is available on a wide range of items: T-shirts, mugs, cards, and magnets, etc, etc...

Being kind is a good start in our effort to change the world... especially, as we drive.

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