Category Archives: Cars

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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Mechanical Woes and Attitudes

Mechanical Woes and the Attitudes They Can Create Have you ever noticed that when things break in your personal “fleet,” they do so in multiples?  This summer has seen a seemingly endless string of mechanical woes to steeds and gear … Continue reading

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The Motorcycle “Good to Go” Pass

The Saga of the Motorcycle “Good to Go” Pass Well, I think it is finally done. I hope. Maybe. The saga of a month’s duration in my quest to receive one of the new Good to Go passes so my … Continue reading

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Making Unlimited Hydroplanes Relevant Again

How to Make Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Exciting Again The Unlimited Hydroplane circus came to town a while ago for Seafair and, once again, left town under the cloud of questionable officiating.  But that was not the worst part. By far. … Continue reading

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