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Car Guy Origins

My car fascination began in the spring of 1982 at the wide-eyed age of 12. It all started with a trip to the American institution of 7-Eleven. I grew up in a house that sat one lot removed from a … Read More

The 1986 Scirocco

The first few months of 1988 were rough. For the most part, my hair had grown back after the boot camp buzz cut from the previous September. It had been a whirlwind from Air Force basic training to tech school … Read More

An Xer Looks at Fifty

Fifty! How the hell did I get here this fast? I guess I’m not alone. Generation X as a whole is getting old and registering for AARP cards. Well, not registering but are of age to register for their old … Read More

Starting a watch collection

I’ve always liked watches.  My earliest recollection of owning a watch was a Swatch back in the mid-1980’s.  From a fashion standpoint, Swatch watches were all the rage in the 80’s.  Like most other fashion conscious teens, I had a … Read More

Flash – A dog story

My wife and I have dodged dog pleading for what seems like a long time. Thus far, our middle son, Chase, has been the most vocal about getting a dog. This is the same son that, at three years old, … Read More

Hello world!

In keeping with blogging tradition, I am leaving the Hello World title in place.   This post will serve as my welcome to readers and provide some color on what type of ramblings you should expect.  If you have not hit … Read More