Monthly Archives: August 2012

What is a “Touring” motorcycle? Part 2

Inspired by the time I spent gazing at the little Yamaha below, which I rode from 1967 until it met an unkind fate when ridden too rapidly into a hairpin corner behind Cougar mountain in 1969, I searched the web … Continue reading

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What is a “Touring” Motorcycle? Part 1.

This week seems to be “old pics” week. Last weekend at a motorcycle concours at the LeMay Museum in Tacoma I came across a lovely 1967 Yamaha 250.  Memories flooded back, as a 1965 Yamaha YDS3 was my first motorcycle. … Continue reading

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The Way We Were, or I was…

This is a picture taken in 1978 or 1979.  The young woman is the daughter of a guy who was helping build the sailboat two friends of ours would later sail around the world.  We were all helping them move … Continue reading

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Politics, Rape, and the Meaning of Words

 This week’s Internet flap comes to us courtesy of Missouri’s Todd Akin, a current US Representative running for a Senate seat in that state.   Mr. Akin made remarks that could charitably be described as unfortunate, when he suggested that “legitimate … Continue reading

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Creating A “Magic” Event

Creating a “Magic” Event In the course of both of my careers I’ve created and attended a myriad of events. Most are OK, some are really good, and a rare few have risen to the level of “magic.”  What factors … Continue reading

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Tilting at Windmills with “Sports Car Market”

Tilting at Windmills – me, the law,  and SCM I wrote some time ago of my affection for “Sports Car Market” magazine. SCM (as it is known to its own self-referenced ‘in crowd’), covers car auctions, primarily of the sort … Continue reading

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