Since the Shriners’ Kena 500 unit started performing in the Falls Church City Memorial Day Parade, they have been one of its undisputed highlights. Their sleek mini-Corvettes, executing precision maneuvers, combined with their ever-so-stylish fezzes, give them a perfect combination of supreme goofiness and undeniable coolness. It’s impossible to […]
With crude oil now above $120 a barrel and threatening to go higher, it is clear that our preferred and convenient means of going places, our car, the airplane and the rental car soon are going to be parked because they will be too expensive to operate.
Business news and notes for Apri 24 – April 30, 2008.
Fuel prices alone are unlikely to bring America to its senses.
Hardly a day goes by without an announcement that some company is either developing a new model of an electric powered car or has made some sort of progress on the ones under development. These announcements are coming from major automobile manufacturers all over the world and from numerous startups […]
Within the next ten years the size, shape, efficiency, fuel and numbers of private automobiles is going to undergo a radical change. The nine million barrells of gasoline we currently use in the U.S. each day simply will not be available in the quantities desired at any price. If a […]
Benjamin Franklin, in a 1789 letter to a friend, wrote that “in this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” With apologies to Mr. Franklin, I think we need to add “weather,” at least in Virginia! With winter upon us, and tax season about to begin, perhaps the following […]
October 11 – 17, 2007
Social historians tell us that there are one or two events in each generation that almost everybody remembers vividly – exactly what they were doing at the time they learned of the event, and what they did during the rest of the day. Two in my generation were the assassination […]
Celebrating five years owning and operating his own gas station, car repair and convenience store business in the City of Falls Church, Alan Thai has come a long way since stepping onto a boat on the shores of Vietnam in 1980.