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Let go of my LEGO!

There are lots of great things about having kids. One of the best things is getting to revisit activities and toys that I haven’t seen since I was young. I’ve always been a huge fan of LEGO, and I got my son into building sets when he was around three or four years old. Since [...]

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Cruising Through the New Normal

Recently, given the new normal in the time that we’re living through, I have been going for long drives every two or three days. As a stay-at-home dad and an online writing teacher, I hardly do any driving anymore as it is, but being told that I can’t leave my home has only made me [...]

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The Outer Banks in a “Sloop John B”

It has been quite a while since we’ve shown love to the VW Bus here at the blog, but I saw one recently that was utterly inspiring. Netflix has a new show, Outer Banks, about a group of teenage treasure hunters at the North Carolina coast who get caught up in a murder mystery and [...]

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A 911 Emergency

Dear readers, this past week has been a long year. Last Monday feels like ages ago, and our new normal, with all of the uncertainty, can certainly feel quite abnormal. However, I spotted a ray of sunshine a few days back, and it gave me so much more hope and enthusiasm than was probably warranted. [...]

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Skyline Drive

Hello again, dear readers! Quarantine has given me lots of time to reminisce on past glories. About three years ago, I had the opportunity to turn a long-shot failure into present-day victory. It all centered around a 1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR.During my youth, I was a hardcore boy racer. My friends and I all [...]

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I’ll Be a Bad Boy for Life

Happy Monday, dear readers! We hope everyone had an excellent Easter weekend. Hopefully everyone enjoyed some merriment or restful leisure. I had the opportunity to watch the newBad Boys for Lifefilm, the latest in the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-helmed action comedy franchise. The films have always been a masterclass in over-the-top stunts and outrageous [...]

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In these troubled times, it’s important to focus on things that are positive. So do you want to hear something cool, dear readers? Yesterday was the anniversary of the birth of the HUMVEE!Perhaps one of the most awesome vehicles of all time, the AM General HUMVEE was commissioned by the US Army on March 22, [...]

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Janet Guthrie and the Ides of March

Julius Caesar’s soothsayer famously told the ill-fated Roman emperor to “beware the ides of March.” The ides, or March 15, passed yesterday in the middle of a global pandemic that is gripping much of the world in fear and forcing us to hunker down and stay distance. So now that we have that behind us, [...]

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A Ferrari for the Whole Family

Hello again dear readers!Do you ever have car dreams? I know I certainly do. For some reason, this past week was pretty heavy on motor fantasies. Last night, I dreamed that I was buying a Buick Roadmaster with a monster-truck lift. Why? Because that would be ridiculous and awesome. A few nights ago, my subconscious [...]

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The Majesty of Maybach

Hello again dear readers! Today we are looking at one of European automotive history’s most important engineers and designers, Wilhelm Maybach. Though many of us today are familiar with the Maybach Mercedes series of elite sedans, fewer people know that they are named after one of the originators of the Mercedes brand.On February 9, 1846, [...]

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