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

Iceland 2018

I’m going to spare you all of the canceled flight, rainy weather and happy accident details of our trip to Iceland. Let’s face it, the internet is full of detailed stories about Iceland travel. Instead, I’m going to share things … Read More

NYC and Boston

I have been meaning to post on our trip to NYC and Boston but time just got away from me. The original impetus for this trip was some of our boys really wanted to see NYC and our oldest is … Read More

Disney

No, not Disney.  Perhaps I’m a bad parent, but I’ve never wanted to visit Disney World.  The few times my wife has open the topic of taking our three boys I’ve been less than enthused.  To be clear, my lack … 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