Category Archives: Transportation

Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims

Yesterday I observed the World Day of Remembrance for Road Victims with a special meditation on suffering. The unofficial holiday began as a European Federation of Road Traffic Victims in 1995. A decade later, the Remembrance was adopted by the … Continue reading

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Revisiting An Old Hobby

An old junior high buddy contacted me on Facebook this month after being separated from each other for several decades. Gary and I used to hang out at Irvingdale Park in Lincoln, Nebraska during summer school breaks and at each … Continue reading

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The Clipboard

The decades-old clipboard leaned against the old stereo equipment stand in my den. I had recently tucked a few reminders of what needed prompt attention–some Russian Cyrillic cursive practice, Russian vocabulary drills, and a “Human Rights Campaign” bumper sticker. (The … Continue reading

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It’s Car Care Month

Motor vehicles, particularly cars are interesting to me. Although pickups, SUVs, and truck-like “crossovers” are in vogue now, automobiles are the vehicles I most relate to. I grew up in family that paid careful attention to the care and maintenance … Continue reading

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Plastic Titanic

The empty hull, decks, cabins and funnels lay in scattered pieces for the beckoning of my commitment to recreate the beauty of the largest oceanliner of its day–the RMS Titanic. The ill-fated vessel is probably the most famous ship of … Continue reading

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Scale Models

There is a way that a person of average means can buy a Ferrari and not fork over one’s life savings to do so. One can purchase a scale model of the vehicle. There is the added benefit of being … Continue reading

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Dystychiphobia Awareness

I felt compelled to look up the meaning of the word dystychiphobia because my calendar noted that today is “Dystychiphobia Awareness Day”. It turns out that some of my friends and myself may have some undiagnosed form of this condition. … Continue reading

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