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.

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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Fig Squares, The Quick and Easy Kind

I’ve always liked fig squares. They usually consist of two layers of semi-flaky pastry with a sweet fig filling. Some have just a taste of fig and with others the stuff is oozing out. Either way, I can’t resist eating more … Continue reading

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A Short Winter Walk

Yesterday I experienced a sudden moment of health consciousness. I’m overweight and under-exercised. I find every excuse in the book to remain at home and do ‘inside things’. Instead of going outside I worked on an upcoming blog series and … Continue reading

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Plumbing Penance

  This past Tuesday night my friend and neighbor Ed informed me by email that he had a bit of a computer problem that might need fixing. I gave him some suggestions and indicated that I might see him the … Continue reading

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Puttering Around with the Buick

Lately I have been spending more time working on the Buick. The car is about to turn 75 years old. It’s about time I paid more attention to it. I’ve joined the Antique Automobile Club of America and the local … Continue reading

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The Graduate, the car

My son-in-law has the good fortune to have a reputation. He is the go-to guy if you want to offload a vintage car, tractor, or truck. He lives on a small island (Block Island, RI) and it isn’t cheap to … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Buicks

Some years ago shortly after purchasing the ’41 Buick Roadmaster I noticed that it had a rather unpleasant odor. It was something different from the typical ‘old car’ fragrance. My temporary response was to stick an air freshener to the dash. … Continue reading

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2015 Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival

Somehow I heard about the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival. It takes place on the grounds of the Klingberg Family Centers, an organization that has served children and families since 1903. (Note: clicking on any image will enlarge it. Use the … Continue reading

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Turtles of the Wood River

Yesterday (June 11, 2015) was my first day on the river this year. It was a long time coming. I decided to go for an easy paddle up the Wood River in Hope Valley, RI. I put in at the Wood-Pawcatuck … Continue reading

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