I did my almost daily routine yesterday, stopping at Peet's Coffee for a cup of coffee, an Odwalla juice, a pastry, and the perusal of the daily papers. This entry in the Mr. Roadshow column in the San Jose Mercury News caught my eye:
"I write to Roadshow to offer a challenge to the driving public: Give up speeding for Lent. You don't have to be Catholic to try it. Just go the posted speed limit. I have done this now for several years and could write a long essay on how my driving habits have changed, as well as my disposition. It has made me a safer and calmer driver in all respects, and other people are better off for my sacrifice."
I like it. Wanna try it? I think I will. (I'm not Catholic either.)
[When is Lent? Starts this coming Wednesday - Ash Wednesday - and lasts 40 days, until Easter.]