Category Archives: Transportation

Safe And Sound

It was a very near miss one August afternoon in 1999 near Worthington in southern Minnesota. I remember it vividly because it was such a close brush with serious injury or death. I was behind the wheel of my 1986 … Continue reading

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Taking A Detour

Everyone who drives a motor vehicle knows the beautiful feeling of inertia when cruising a smooth, well-designed highway. The conditions seem perfect–light traffic, lovely weather conditions, the engine purring as it powers the vehicle across the tarmac. Then a glitch … Continue reading

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In Alignment

During our happiest moments we might have feelings of gratitude about completion, wholeness, and union. When our actions are in agreement with our values, we are aligned. Most of us only fully realize this idyllic state of mind occasionally, not … Continue reading

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The Junkyard

Most of the cars in the junkyard are not total wrecks. They appear to have either minor damage or perhaps they simply stopped running. Anyhow, that’s just my opinion, I have not examined the vehicles close up, in person. The … Continue reading

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Traffic Victims Remembrance Day

One day, during the noon hour, my friend Wayne was “bumped” by a car as he walked across a downtown street. The driver hadn’t noticed Wayne until it was too late to avoid knocking him down. My friend was transported … Continue reading

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Car Care And Me (A Brief Personal History)

Although I’m not a gear-head, car care has long been a personal interest and probably will be in the future. There’s no “one thing” about cars that appeals. A vehicle’s engineering and styling are important, the history of the automobile … Continue reading

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Mechanical Sympathy

I always put on and remove my wristwatch by holding my arm over upholstered furniture like my bed. This came about several years ago when I fumbled with the strap on my favorite watch and dropped it on the floor. … Continue reading

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