Honda Civic del Sol

They say you’ll never get what you want unless you have the courage to ask for it. This is a story about asking for it. It all started when we moved back to the USA after our exile in the United Kingdom. One of the first adult responsibilities I had to take care of was buying myself a car. Living in semi-rural Oregon, there were a few key things to take into account when choosing an appropriate vehicle. First, of course, is the weather. It rains here. A lot. A lot a lot. Like, for a good part of the year the roads are basicallyRead More →

Great American Eclipse

As you might possibly be aware, yesterday, on August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse swept sea-to-shining-sea across America. The media called it a “once in a lifetime” event. To which I said, “Pfft. Whatevs, media. I’ve seen a solar eclipse before.” I was living in upstate New York at the time. It was May 10, 1994. Ace of Base was tearing up the charts with “The Sign.” At the movies, we were falling in love with a 44-year-old Martin Short playing a 10-year-old problem child in the beloved and not-at-all-nightmarish family comedy Clifford. And I was a senior in high school. As everyone knows,Read More →