Truthful Tuesday: August 24th 2021

Today’s question:

If you live somewhere that it’s essential to own a vehicle for day-to-day

living, if public transportation where you live were to suddenly be

improved to the point that it became a viable alternative to taking your

own vehicle, would you still feel the need to own a vehicle? On the flip

side, if you do live where there is decent public transportation, do you

still find it necessary to own a vehicle?

Answer:

In 2009 I moved back to my hometown. My apartment complex is

located a few blocks from the last house I shared with my parents.

In comparison to the ‘now’ times public transportation was more

accessible back then and I recall days, months, years of taking the

bus to work (even two of them at one point in time).

Owning my own vehicle allowed me more independence with the

time schedule throughout the years; however, since I don’t drive

long distances nor every day the expense of owning a car may

outweigh the cost of public transportation.

I’ve given thought to leasing a vehicle which would cut my

yearly vehicle budget.

Recently I learned the town provides a service of a mini-bus

to local stores and for a $10.00 fee to cover the price of gas

a volunteer will drive you to out-of-town doctor’s visits.

I’m still pondering thoughts and options for upcoming year 2022.

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Truthful Tuesday – October 20th

Prompt: questions and answers with regard to DST (Daylight Savings Time)

Do you live in an area that participates in Daylight Savings Time?
Ans: Yes, I do.


Are you glad to live where you do or do you wish you lived somewhere that does
the opposite in regards to DST?

Ans: I’m okay with the what’s known as ‘fall back and spring forward’ – losing or
gaining an hour of daylight.


If correct the state of Arizona doesn’t observe DST and I’d choose to live there due
to discomfort from high humidity in my state (whole different topic).


If my state were to abolish DST would I rather stick to Standard Time (autumn
and winter) or leave DST (spring and summer) in place all year?

Ans: I’ve grown accustomed through the years to the time changeover pattern.
I wonder if it would be a welcome change as the darkness of night passes at a
snail’s pace.

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Truthful Tuesday – September 29th 2020

Prompt: Questions ’bout Halloween

What are my thoughts on trick-or-treating this year?

In my locale yearly door-to-door trick-or-treating has slowly declined
due to children’s safety issues. Any parent who would even consider
participation in this once-upon-a-time fun tradition during a medical

crisis, thereby placing their child in more potential danger, needs their
head examined. (politely stated)

Should Halloween be cancelled or should it go on as normal?

There is nothing normal ’bout these present times; however, I don’t
feel this holiday nor others ahead should be cancelled. Families can

adapt how they celebrate the special day with their creativity while
remaining in their own homes.


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Truthful Tuesday – Sept. 1st 2020

Today’s Question:  What was your first experience with computers?

Transpose my numerical age (73) and discover the answer – 37 years ago when

the maze chase game Pac-man hit the market.

On occasion I accessed my son’s Commodore 64 and quite enjoyed gobbling up

dots-pellets while being chased by four ghosts – a fun experience helpful to

combat stress.

By nature I’m far from a gaming individual. My preference for arts and crafts is

how I spend spare time.

A gal who always utilized a typewriter, I made the decision to take an Intro to

Computers course offered at a local college satellite location. 

Part way thru this class the professor’s homework assignment was to create

a program from the answer he gave we students and he’d run those programs

during the following week’s class.

What to do??

I didn’t own an updated computer and first thought ‘no way’ could I complete

this task.

Determined not to fail I figured I’d at least give writing a program

on the C64 a few tries.

Four hours and several cups of coffee later – success.

Following week’s class I showed my completed program to the professor.

His responses: “I’ve never seen it written this way before.”  “Let’s make an

attempt to run it and see the outcome.” 

If only cell phones were available back then – a nice capture of one

shocked professor for nostalgia. 

I’m e’er so thankful to God my persona is ‘never give up’ as the failure to

try is qualification for an automatic fail.

Truthful Tuesday – Sept. 1st 2020