Yeah, try that backward and one-handed

One of my “beats” when writing for Motorcycle Consumer News was training schools.  I loved going to them, ate up learning new riding techniques, and enjoyed writing about them.  Things I’d always considered impossible on a motorcycle, at least for me, turned out to be doable with expert instruction, patience,… Continue reading

Yeah, but do you have a finger from a dead pirate?

Our home in Pasadena had become the “go to” spot for Thanksgiving (and occasionally Christmas) for Maggie’s sister and the Stickney family.  We loved having Diana, Joe and their children around, and Ginger was in heaven with all her Arizona cousins on her turf. I’m not sure where the idea… Continue reading

Tragedy and Comedy: Oh, So very close

In high school, my daughter Ginger was cast in a theatrical presentation of the Sound of Music. She threw herself into the two roles she played, greatly enjoying all the rehearsals and tasks associated with getting the production ready for an audience.  After opening night, she had issues with her… Continue reading

Yeah, this is roughing it!

In the early 1970s, after purchasing my Lotus Elan, I was working at Schaak Electronics in Rochester Minnesota. We were suffering yet another long and exceptionally cold winter.  Little did I know, the following spring I was going to experience one of those self-realizations and experiences that would forever change… Continue reading

Longest Letter-to-the-Editor, Ever

Keith Martin’s Sports Car Market Magazine is the most respected publication for the collector car market.  Period. In the July 2020 issue, they published my letter to the editor, in which I commented on an article appearing in their June 2020 issue.  Readers of my newsletters know I’ll  always use… Continue reading