Monday, July 27, 2009

Fate, Destiny, Spur-of-the-moment Decisions

Sunday morning I made the trip down to Kennedy Airport from Albany via the Taconic. I'm no stranger to the highway, originally built and opened to traffic circa 1930. It's a great ride: no busses or trucks are allowed on the road.

The party I picked up at JFK wanted to take a quicker way home following a 23-hour flight. So they asked if I wouldn't mind going up the Thruway instead. Normally, I'd insist on the Taconic, but for some reason I just said "okay" - and we went up the superhighway.

Just about the time we would have been there - something happened on the Taconic. I learned about it later while watching the CBS evening news - yeah, the NETwork news - so I knew it must have been really bad...

See the photos from the accident
Taconic crash is worst on Westchester roads in 65 years
Father & Son Die in Crash

Tags: ,

Show Comments: OR

No comments:

Post a Comment


COMMENTING FEES
Per comment rate: $2
Payable by either clicking the BitCoin "tip me" button or the PayPal "donate" button in the sidebar.

WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Because, like the fine publication Tablet, whom I borrowed this concept from, I too am committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing I'm able to provide, all free of charge. I take pride in my loyal readership, and I'm thrilled that you choose to engage with me in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse).

I'm asking people who'd like to post comments on my blog to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping me bring you the provocative and/or entertaining articles that brought you here in the first place.

I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with me FREE of charge via Facebook comments and Google+ comments! You can also reach me via Twitter @davelucas

I hope this new largely symbolic measure will help create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all! Those of you who choose to contribute, thanks for your support.

IMPORTANT:

Your comment will appear after you have made your donation.

All IP addresses are logged.

Your comment will not appear immediately as all messages are vetted before publication.

PS - Any more questions? Check out my Policy & Terms of Use FAQ!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Web Analytics