All posts tagged "May-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Dancing in the Streets

    New Orleans has Mardi Gras. Brazil has Carnival — a dancing-in-the-streets celebration that lasts for a week just before Ash Wednesday. The elaborate parades include lots and lots of music from some of the country’s biggest singing...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Strike a Pose

    Who can resist the Street View option on Google maps? Look up a childhood home, your own street or a collection of favorite stomping grounds at maps.google.com, click on street view and you get a ground level...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Speaking Span-ish

    Today, bridge inspectors rely mostly on their eyes to determine if a structure is sound. But what if the bridge could talk, pointing out its stress points before they cracked? That is the goal of a five-year,...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Reasons to Smile

    You know what to do if you’re happy and you know it. But what if you don’t actually realize you’re happy? The website www.happier.com recently created a gratitude journal application for the iPhone. The idea is to...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Songs About Me

    In the late 1970s, pop culture was captivated with trucking, thanks to a catchy country song called “Convoy.” The intersection of twang and trucking wasn’t necessarily new — it dates back to the 1930s, when trucking tunes...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Phase Two

    Linda: We met at age 15 and have been together ever since, so we tell people that basically we’ve been married our whole lives. I was working as a hairdresser, and Larry was working at a mill...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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