From an article on Mental Floss called Is Your Sense of Direction Innate?

A GPS may save your behind now and then, but it may meddle with your navigational skills if you depend on it to get everywhere. We naturally get around by using a process called “dead reckoning.” Basically, you estimate where you are by comparing your location to a reference point. You use a mental map to make these estimates. Problem is, when you rely on a GPS, that mental map can get foggy.


I think I’ll knock the dust off this thing

by Frank Roche on February 8, 2014

in Change

It’s been a while.


Goin’ Nowhere

by Frank Roche on October 22, 2012

in Frank's World

It surprises me when someone wants to stay on a bus to nowhere.

No One Puts Baby in a Binder

by Frank Roche on October 17, 2012

in Funny


I loved the Binders Full of Women comment by Mitt Romeny last night. If that cracked you up, check these out. There’s more.

Free Fallin’ from Space

by Frank Roche on October 15, 2012

in Celebrations

We’ve lost our sense of wonder. Nothing seems all that surprising anymore. “Meh” is what people say about dazzling achievements. Climbing Mount Everest is now seen as a walk in the park.

So I found it amazing that so many of us tuned into Felix Baumgartner’s world-record setting fall from space. Baumgartner did a free fall at Mach 1.28 from 128,000 feet before slowing down and landing softly on earth. It was really dazzling…and for a couple of hours, lots of us were filled with a sense of wonder.

Click here to see Felx Baumgartner’s world record free fall from space.

Click here to see listen to Tom Petty’s Free Fallin’