The broken I-74 bridge in the Quad Cities

By Mendel / May 29, 2014 / 0 Comments

A trip over the I-74 bridge On a recent trip to take some friends to the QCA airport, we drove over the magnificent I-74 bridge (suspension bridges are my favorite).  The bridge spans the entire width of the Mississippi River and is a modern marvel.  The only problem is, the bridge isn’t modern (over 70 years […]

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Don’t talk about politics, talk about values

By Mendel / August 28, 2012 / 0 Comments

As a kid, I grew up guided by liberal values and conservative manners.  I attended classes that taught me to properly butter my bread, ballroom dance, and eat finger food.  I’ve learned what proper manners are, and in many seemingly un-important instances, have decided to act completely contrary to some of those lessons learned.  I’ll […]

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