Another Car of A Lifetime article is up about my Ford Taurus, the Tortoise. Next up: the Jeep Cherokee.

Date posted: March 20, 2018 | Filed under cars, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

I posted an article about Chewbacca the Scout on Curbside Classic on Sunday. It’s probably the most detailed account of ownership that I’ve written, and now that I’m looking it over, it’s obvious I’ve left out a ton of stuff.

Date posted: March 12, 2018 | Filed under cars, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Our county school superintendent resigned abruptly last year with little warning: He was under investigation for hiding extra income on his financial records.

Prosecutors said although Dance filed forms under oath claiming he had no interest in any other companies and no source of outside income, he actually owned Deliberate Excellence Consulting and earned nearly $147,000 for outside work between 2012 and 2015.


Date posted: March 8, 2018 | Filed under shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

An expanded version of my CRX Cars of a Lifetime article is live on Curbside Classic. Man, I miss that car.

Date posted: March 6, 2018 | Filed under cars, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Paul Allen, Microsoft billionaire and patron saint of war archaeology, has announced his team found the USS Lexington, a US aircraft carrier sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942. The photographs are absolutely breathtaking: planes on the bottom of the ocean, still wearing their pre-war roundels, Rising Sun flags stenciled on the side of the cockpit.

Date posted: March 6, 2018 | Filed under history, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Mother Jones has a great article debunking 10 of the most commonly parroted pro-gun myths.

Fact-check: Mass shootings stopped by armed civilians in the past 33 years: 0

Fact-check: Weak laws and loopholes backed by the gun lobby have made it easier for people to get guns illegally. And existing gun laws aren’t preventing guns from getting into the wrong hands: More than 75 percent of the weapons used in mass shootings between 1982 and 2012 were obtained legally.

Date posted: February 22, 2018 | Filed under politics, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Here’s the COAL article I posted on Curbside Classic for my ’84 Subaru GL.

Date posted: February 18, 2018 | Filed under cars, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

I missed this back in 2014: WIRED did an oral history of The Right Stuff. One of my favorite movies, starring some of my favorite actors, about one of my favorite topics, based on one of my favorite books. Lightning in a bottle.

Date posted: February 15, 2018 | Filed under entertainment, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

I’m happy to see Boards of Canada and Massive Attack in the top 10 of Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 1998 list.  There are a bunch of other good ones in there too.

Date posted: February 12, 2018 | Filed under music, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

I posted another expanded story on Curbside Classic sunday morning.

Date posted: February 4, 2018 | Filed under cars, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »