Category Archives: Cars

Good Customer Service

Good Customer Service, on the other hand… Is rather common, really. We live in a service economy, and for most of us I suspect that good customer service is often not as hailed with shouts of joy as it should … Continue reading

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Purchasing a new 2017 SUV – Part Two

Purchasing  a New 2017 SUV – Part Two Moving on from Part One (see earlier post), at the end of the day it came down to two candidates – the Kia Sportage and the VW Tiguan. We’d been considering the … Continue reading

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Purchasing a Small 2017 SUV – Part I

Purchasing a Small 2017 SUV – Part I I’m probably one of the very few people who enjoy the process of purchasing a new car. Not that I have a lot of practice. We purchased our first new car in … Continue reading

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The Toyota Yaris and other California Adventures

The Toyota Yaris and Other California Adventures We took a jaunt to Las Gatos, California for Thanksgiving.  Due to several factors I needn’t go into, we flew into Sacramento rather than San Jose. San Jose would have been much closer, … Continue reading

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How Physical Therapy Resembles Top Fuel Drag Racing

Physical Therapy and Top Fuel Drag Racing… …have much in common.  That has probably never occurred to you, so let me explain. The past few months have been a physical adventure for me. Various and increasing ills sent me to … Continue reading

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Sometimes it takes a really big village

Sometimes it takes a really big village. This saga has several underlying foundations.  The first is that I have been raising funds for Riders for Health with various events for 16 years.  It all began when I went to work … Continue reading

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Mnemonics

Remembering Mnemonics – Old and New I have always been fond of mnemonic devices, those little sentences or images that help you remember things that may or may not be important. In 8th grade Science class we were taught how … Continue reading

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Gambler 500 Prep

The event (Google it) is still two weeks away, and preparations continue. Here are the crew coveralls Bill Hucks has put together. You will note there are more coveralls than can fit in one well-used Volvo station wagon.  That is … Continue reading

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How to Form a Breakfast Group

How to Form a Breakfast Group By far the smartest thing I’ve done since I retired a tad over two years ago is the formation of a small group that meets every Friday for breakfast. It has become the social … Continue reading

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Delights of the Bay Area

Bay Area Treats We travel to the Bay area several times a year to visit with our grandson and his parents, plus Susan’s sister Meghan and her family. Both clans live in Los Gatos, and over the years we’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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