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Not Your Father’s BMW

Went to breakfast with Dad the other morning. As we were leaving McDonalds we spotted this crazy little car. We pulled over to get a closer look.  When we got in front of it I saw the BMW insignia and had to get out the camera.  This was a BMW? You can … [Read more...]

What’s The Score

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." When I was in grade school we had to memorize the Gettysburg Address. (Does … [Read more...]

Not Time to Change the Oil

There are some things in life that appear to be work to many which I enjoy doing. There is personal fulfillment in doing something that most people pay some one else to do for them. Changing the oil in the car I've always changed my own oil in the car.  … [Read more...]

Tucson Rain Pools

We don't get a lot of rain in Tucson. About 12 inches in a year is what we can expect. Today is the "official" start of the 2010 Monsoon Season in Tucson. During Monsoon we get lots of rain, thunder, storms, and flash floods.  At night the Colorado river … [Read more...]

Hybrid Red

  Interesting day tooling around in a loaner Prius.  The other Toy was in for the gas pedal fix. Hard to get used to a car that doesn't make any sound when you start it up.  Love the gimmick gadget display on the dashboard.  I look at all those … [Read more...]

Bisbee Bling in Tucson

It was the evening before Fat Paper Day last week. We were meeting fellow tired Tucsonans at Zinburger for Zucchini Fries and a burger. There were several thought that came to mind when I first saw this car. I'll bet they have a lot of fun with … [Read more...]

Fat Paper Day

Fat Paper Day is a way of marking time. Today in Tucson it is Fat Paper Day. Time can go by so quickly here in Tucson it is very easy to loose track of what day of the week it is. The sky is blue, there might be a cloud the sun comes up early, it is hot, … [Read more...]

I Love Fresh Green Beans

I remember growing up in Ohio and a every spring we would plow the soil and put in the garden.  Green beans were always in the garden.  In the early years "before genetic manipulation" they were called "String Beans".  When we picked and snapped them we would … [Read more...]

My Sister Had to Replace her Skateboard Wheels

Dad said the other day that my sister had to replace all the wheels on her skateboard. I didn't even know my sister had a skateboard, let alone that she had worn out a complete set of wheels using it. When he first said it I thought I heard him … [Read more...]

Did You Know Your Gardner Looks Like Lee Marvin?

She had lived in Tucson years ago and was considering a position at the U of A heading up some new program in the field of Nursing.  We were driving around looking at homes and as usual we struck up quite a conversation. "You know when I lived here years ago … [Read more...]

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