How we met

It’s strange to think that we spent the majority of our lives four hours from each other (me in Pittsburgh, Tracy in Maryland), and yet we didn’t meet each other until we were thousands of miles from our homes. In … Read More

What I’m learning from the pandemic

One of the earliest teaching moments we all share is learning from our circumstances. Did your parents encourage you to learn from life’s good and bad deals? I bet they did. By no means have I perfected the art of … Read More

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

Oris Brand Notes

In 1904, Paul Cattin and Georges Christian bought a recently closed watch factory. The two named their new watch company after a local brook. By 1911 Oris employed over 300 people while building houses and apartments for staff.… Read More