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Meet me halfway

25,085 words and I’m behind on the word count but still halfway there; NaNoWriMo 2018 is kicking my ass in the best possible way. What a glorious distraction from the tragedies and heartbreak of everyday life, and from the blood, … Continue reading

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Pleasure receptors

Sometimes the curve of metal or glass can seem deeply seductive and sensuous. Maybe it’s just me, but the art in these old cars hits me on all my pleasure receptors. Yowza.

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Mobility

I guess I just bought a Volvo. It wasn’t until I picked it up that I knew what year it was or how many miles were on it, or what might be wrong with it. It runs, and it’s ancient … Continue reading

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The Smell of Water

Watering my plants nearly brought me to tears; is it to late to run away and live on a boat somewhere? The smell of the water was intense, primal, necessary. When I think about the water – swimming, fishing, listening … Continue reading

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Letting go

What is particularly crushing about losing my car to old age, is not just how much I loved her, but that it puts a huge crimp in my volunteer work. Especially now, when the city is paralyzed by snow, and … Continue reading

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Rock salt

Electronics have a distressing way of exploding around me. I used to live with a superstitious women who could “see spirits and talk to them” – her room was usually a hot box of incense and meditation, and she claimed … Continue reading

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Sleeper Wagon

I went to a shop that had experts for my car;  it was dyno day so I went to meet the shop crew and scope out the place. The one specialist started talking about power and turbo and then he … Continue reading

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Off the line

I could surrender more to the beautiful glory of electric engines if they only had the growl of a turbocharged internal combustion asphalt tearing muscle car. It’s that low rumble that gets right to my soul – and a few … Continue reading

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Music to break your heart

People who saw me crash would never believe how well I’m doing now. Actually I prefer to never see most people again if they’ve seen me bottom out in hard core depression, they never look at you the same, rarely … Continue reading

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Only you

It was perfect weather to be out in the Columbia Gorge. It’s so beautiful out there. I got up early, and headed out of the Portland gray and into spectacular sunshine. WAAAM is one of my favorite museums on the … Continue reading

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