Archive for March 2016

General Motors' Lack of a True Midsized SUV

General Motors' Lack of a True Midsized SUV
At this year’s Chicago Auto Show I was able to speak with not one but two different GMC reps. My daily driver is a 2005 GMC Envoy Denali that I like very much but it is an 11 year old vehicle with 108,000 miles. Not to mention I have an infant son with a lot... Read more »

An Automotive Endangered Species: The Spare Tire

An Automotive Endangered Species: The Spare Tire
We should have known it was coming, in the past decades we went from full sized spares to “space saving spares” aka “Donuts”, to now you get an air pump in the trunk. In 2011 I bought a brand new Chevrolet Malibu LT1, first new car I ever bought (had seven miles on the odometer),... Read more »

Keeping My Resolutions: Eat Better Food

Keeping My Resolutions: Eat Better Food
One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to eat better food. Like a lot of people I struggle with food. I can be an emotional eater and since I am a home chef and dedicated BBQ cook, it makes it a challenge. However right after my birthday in mid January I got an... Read more »
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Keeping My Resolutions: Writing More

Keeping My Resolutions: Writing More
One of the things I said I’d do this year was write more. Sounds easy, I’ve been doing this blog for four years in its present form and another 8 years in various forms prior to that. But I usually wasn’t writing a lot, once a week at best. After I made an appearance on... Read more »

Struggling With the Current State of Politics

Struggling With the Current State of Politics
I’ve been following politics since Harold Washington won his first election to be Mayor of Chicago 33 years ago and I was all of seven years old then. I’ve been through the ups and downs of the “Chicago Machine”, spent the first ¾ of my life in Chicago’s far south 34th Ward and United States... Read more »

My Favorite Vehicles: 2016 Buick Cascada

My Favorite Vehicles: 2016 Buick Cascada
From the first moment I saw the Buick Cascada as a concept car at the Chicago Auto Show last year I was in infatuated with it. This what a lot of us (who are at least 40 years old), think of when you say Buick, just a classy car with luxury. When I attended the... Read more »
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