Category Archives: Automotive

About cars and why we love/hate ’em.

Following Directions

Unlike a man, I know how to ask for directions. Also, unlike a man, I follow the directions even if they get me lost. I needed to go to Fall Creek Falls, a Tennessee State Park. I’d never been there before … Continue reading

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The Accident

“Hello, Mom?” I was at work and it was my daughter calling. I had to put another call on hold to answer. “Hold on for a minute.” “Mom, I can’t, it’s an emergency!” “Just a minute, I’ll be right back.” … Continue reading

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High, Higher, Highest

I am not going to write a column on the high price of gasoline! Who cares what the price of gasoline is? Well, my honey cares. Every time we drive past the corner station, he complains. “Look at that!” “What?” … Continue reading

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The Wrong Turn

It isn’t every day that a writer has a story land practically right in their lap, but that is exactly what happened to me. It was a rather nice late August day, not as humid as your average summer day … Continue reading

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Junk Cars & Tall Grass

I couldn’t believe what I saw in the paper! Our local lawmakers, in their unfailing wisdom, passed a law against parking cars on residential lawns. What is the world is wrong with these council members? Do they not know this … Continue reading

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Registration Renewal

Just in case you wonder, I’m writing from the insane asylum.  I had my auto emissions test today. Here in pollution paradise, we must have our autos tested yearly before we can renew our automobile registration. Every year I get … Continue reading

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The Daily Commute

One of the best things about being retired is I no longer have to commute to work everyday of my life. I did it for a long time. Sometimes when I think back about it, I remember it as if … Continue reading

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The Gas NON Crisis

“An oil pipeline break and shutdown in Alabama could create a gas shortage in Middle Tennessee,” media reported. Everyone was urged to maintain normal driving and fuel purchases to prevent unavailability. PANIC! Immediately phones started ringing, people started calling other people … Continue reading

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The Ten-Hour Oil Change

Drat! Just my luck! Getting ready to go out of town and the odometer in my car is on that 15,000 mile mark that means it’s time to change the oil. I’ve got a million other better things to do. … Continue reading

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Parking World

I love parking garages!  Nearly all of us who work in the city get to enjoy their attractive surroundings.  Gray is my favorite color and bare concrete caresses my eyes with its raw and natural beauty. The garage where used to park … Continue reading

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