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The Brilliance of Force of Good

posted by on 10 February 2006 in Columns

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Normally, when I’m at the gym, I read auto magazines, but even I have to occasionally indulge my lust for clothes, shoes, and makeup. So, one afternoon while I was flipping through a fashion magazine, I came across one of those ads: the stiffer, glossy paper that tends to hold the pages open on the […] More…

The Brilliance of the Force of Good

posted by on 6 February 2006 in Columns

Normally, when I’m at the gym, I read auto magazines, but even I have to occasionally indulge my lust for clothes, shoes, and makeup. So, one afternoon while I was flipping through a fashion magazine, I came across one of those ads: the stiffer, glossy paper that tends to hold the pages open on the […] More…

Guest Opinion: Top Ten Reasons Not To Marry A Car Chick

posted by on 13 September 2005 in Columns

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I get it every time. “I wish my GF/wife/SO was like you!” No. You don’t. I am a car chick, and you don’t want to be attached to a car chick. You want to run. Far, far away. And I am going to tell you why it sucks to be married to me. First and […] More…

Guest Opinion: I Am Never Buying An Automatic!

posted by on 6 September 2005 in Columns

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“I am never buying an automatic.” So the teenaged Bill used to say. My parents drove automatics as did the uncool kids in high school. I needed to feel absolute control over a car, though some would say about my driving habits, there is no control. I wanted to make the decision regarding when to […] More…

From the Armchair – Our Little Baby All Grown Up

posted by on 15 August 2005 in Columns

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My friends who are parents tell me it’s practically a teary-eyed occasion when your child hits a milestone like walking, talking or curing cancer. Unfortunately, I’m not a parent yet, so I’ll have to project that parental pride on other innocuous things, like one of the kids I’d forgotten I’d been involved in raising – […] More…

Opinion – Rearview Mirror: Are You A Lifer, Or Is This Just A Phase?

posted by on 8 August 2005 in Columns

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I’ve been a Volkswagen enthusiast as long as I’ve had a driver’s license. It started 18 years ago with a humble ‘81 Rabbit. Since then I’ve owned a total of seven VWs, all of them Rabbits or Golfs, three of which were GTIs. I’ve modified them, restored them, raced them, and sat broken down on […] More…