Tag Archives: RI

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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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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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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Automotive Collectibles, part II

(Note: enlarged versions of all illustrations will appear in a new tab if you click on the photo. Also, if you really like the ’41 Buick, please check out the Gallery that I put together on Flickr.) The previous posting here … Continue reading

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Have you read a book lately?

    Have you read anything lately? I have. Unfortunately my ability to complete a book has taken a dramatic hit. I’m not sure what it is. Maybe it has to do with the iPad that is always at hand … Continue reading

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A Better Kayak Rack

Last year I took up kayaking as an exercise activity. In other words it is a way to exercise and not get bored.  I have found that the sport has its ups and downs. I first had to purchase a … Continue reading

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Kayaking the Wood River

As of a couple of weeks ago I had been kayaking exactly two times for the entire summer. It can be a lot of work. The list goes sort of like this: Take the kayak off the wall in the … Continue reading

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