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Drivers Ed

Around the release of each new Fast and Furious movie, you will notice an increase in the amount of cars (usually “tricked out” 2003 Honda Civics) driven by leaning drivers — drivers who shift their body and head in such a way as to let other drivers know what’s up. Here’s a printable guide to what the lean means. (click to enlarge)

Enjoying Free Art

I was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a city best known for being the title of a Billy Joel song and the birthplace of Amanda Seyfriend. Located 90-miles west of Manhattan and 60-miles north of Philadelphia, Allentown (or A-town as no one calls it) is a great spot for a freelance writer who sometimes needs to get to a city for a meeting or job or cheese steak.

I like it. Sure, Allentown has its problems — crime, poverty, ghosts — but it also has some benefits including a great burrito place, roller coasters within walking distance, and art.

We have art. It’s just sitting out there in the open, free to look at any time of day, any day of the week. It’s all over the place. You can’t drive more than a mile in Allentown without seeing a modern art sculpture. I know other cities have sculptures, but Allentown has some pretty weird ones. Continue reading Enjoying Free Art