Archive for July 2016

My Food Shall Remain Separate & Never the Twain Shall Meat

My Food Shall Remain Separate & Never the Twain Shall Meat
I don’t know when it started but I like my food not to c-ohabitate. Maybe this goes back to my late father always buying plastic plates with the three dividers that looked like a steering wheel from the wholesale shop on east 71st Street. But its even deeper than that. I eat my food in... Read more »

How To Take A Test Drive

How To Take A Test Drive
When you are looking to buy a car and you are getting serious in your search you should always test drive the car. Have your driver’s license and insurance card so they can make copies so you can drive the car. Now test drives are often brief and not always the best chance to check... Read more »

Audi is not BMW "Lite"

Audi is not BMW "Lite"
Honestly until recently I had very little experience with Audi. Back in 1989 I had a junior high teacher who had an Audi 5000 and of course I had heard of the car via rap songs from LL Cool J and others (even saw airbrushed shirts), so the car had some “street cred”. But I... Read more »
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BMW The Ultimate Driving Machine

BMW The Ultimate Driving Machine
I first experienced a BMW almost 30 years ago. A teacher at my grade school had second generation 325i (1982-1991), which a lot of people consider the best 3 series ever. And I’m one of them, that little car was the perfect combination of style, performance and comfort. I had a high school friend whose... Read more »

30 Years since Lionel Richie’s “Love Will Conquer All”.

30 Years since Lionel Richie’s “Love Will Conquer All”.
Up until the time I was in college my late father and I couldn’t have had more different tastes in music. He was Motown, jazz and what he called “Do-Wop” and I was modern R & B and Hip Hop. However in the summer of 1986 when I was 10 years old, we agreed on... Read more »

Summer Memories: Owasippe Scout Camp Twin Lake MI

Summer Memories: Owasippe Scout Camp Twin Lake MI
From the time I was 11 years old until I was 19 years old, most summers I spent a week at Boy Scout Summer camp. Its called Owasippe Scout camp in Twin Lake MI, roughly 3 hours north of Chicago just north of Muskegon. The camp is within the Manistee National Forest and is just... Read more »
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Summer Memories: Space & Science Camp at The Museum of Science & Industry

Summer Memories: Space & Science Camp at The Museum of Science & Industry
During the same summers I attended Boy Scout camp in Michigan, I would also have my “home camp” at the Museum of Science & Industry (MSI), in Hyde Park. It really wasn’t camp where you stayed overnight in a tent. But you did have projects to work on, you were within a team and had... Read more »

What I'm Learning From a Toddler

What I'm Learning From a Toddler
My son is now almost 14 months old, he walks, almost runs, can say some words, have real emotions, has even realer tantrums and is a genuine little person. The baby is gone, so some of depending on mommy & daddy 100% time went with it. Obviously he’s still a long from being grown up.... Read more »

50 Years of the Toyota Corolla

50 Years of the Toyota Corolla
2016 marks 50 years of the Toyota Corolla and for the past 20 years or so it’s been one of the world’s bestselling cars. For most of its history the Corolla has been the benchmark for a solid small car (along with the Honda Civic), and is basic reliable transportation. I did my driver’s education... Read more »
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What Are Tesla Cars?

What Are Tesla Cars?
I’m sure a lot of people at car companies all of the world are up at night asking the same question. I have not had a chance to ride or drive a Tesla yet (I’m working on it), but I’m seeing more and more of these cars. I first saw one in person a year... Read more »
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