Category Archives: Occasional Commentary

This is a place to practice my writing skills. The comments will be current and on diverse subjects that will hopefully stimulate a friendly dialogue with readers.

The Buick Goes to a Wedding

  What does one do with a 76-year-old car? I drive mine to various cruises and car shows. The condition of my 1941 Buick is such that it will never win any awards but it does attract an abundance of … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks, 32 of Them!

32 of the best films on Netflix right now, January, 2017. Links to You Tube trailers provided! #BestOfNetflix Continue reading

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The TV that Followed Me Home

A 1951 Model H3267R Zenith TV / Radio / Phonograph console is saved from the dumpster. Photos included! Continue reading

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Lee and Evel – Chapter 1 , Beginnings

A memoir of Lee Ratliff and the three years that he spent working for Evel Knievel. Continue reading

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Lee and Evel – Chapter 2 , Early Venues

Lee and Evel, the story of Lee Ratliff and the years he served as driver, mechanic and crew chief to his friend Evel Knievel. Continue reading

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Lee and Evel – Chapter 3, Dangerous Flying

The story of Lee Ratliff and Evel Knievel. Chapter 3 gets into Evel’s experiences as a private pilot. Continue reading

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Lee and Evel – Chapter 4, Fun On The Road

Lee and Evel, story of Lee Ratliff’s time with Evel Knievel. Chapter 4, Fun On The Road. Continue reading

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Lee and Evel – Chapter 5 – Celebrities and Road Rage

  Atlanta was supposed to be a welcome relief from the chaos of New York. It did present a bit of a logistical problem with the trucks though. Lee needed to get the big double trailer rig inside the Exhibit … Continue reading

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Lee and Evel – Chapter 6 – The Final Act

  When asked to recall some details of Evel’s appearance at the Great Lakes Dragaway in the town of Parish, Wisconsin Lee right away said that it had to be outside. That was because the event took place in the … Continue reading

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Workshop Comfort

Construction of pine walls with electric outlets and shelving for the radio workshop. Continue reading

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