Sounds like there's some overprotective, entitled, softies here. My parents beat me when it was deserved. They came form that generation - so they beat me with either a belt, a wooden spoon, or a spanking. Being the oldest of three, I always got it hardest - and my sister and brother did too. » 3/06/15 1:42pm 3/06/15 1:42pm

This - a bicycle. Gets you from point A to B efficiently. People say "but its dangerous." Just be careful and ride to the office, to the store, to your friend's house, even to your aunt's if she's got the Saturday morning biscuits and gravy routine down pat. I ride as much as I can even though I own a car - riding theā€¦ » 1/20/15 7:22am 1/20/15 7:22am

I lived in Mexico City when I was a kid and traveled with my parents extensively there... People in the USA think Mexico is all desert. It is not. It snows in the mountains, there's tropical jungles, there's arid regions. Mexico City and surrounding towns are at elevation comparable to Denver. » 12/16/14 7:40am 12/16/14 7:40am

Other life is out there. We rely too much on impatience and science fiction. Just sit down, accept there's life out there... What if we are the farthest living planet from anywhere else? What if aliens don't care because they face the same challenges as us? » 12/11/14 9:27am 12/11/14 9:27am

Nice! Chicago and Milwaukee in one shot! I remember flying back to Milwaukee from FL in the winter of 2009, and looking down over the lake we could see Chicago. I looked at the guy next to me and said "look! you can see Chicago and the ice on the lake," and he said, trying to look out the window: I'm afraid of heights. » 12/11/14 6:05am 12/11/14 6:05am

Funny how movie studios capitalize and monetize on a theoretical and possible disaster. Thing is, I will go see this with anticipation... bucket of popcorn and a large soda on a rainy summer weekend. Why not? Looks like a good movie. » 12/10/14 8:37am 12/10/14 8:37am