Be Prepared

I realized as I was driving around the other day that I needed to be prepared in more aspects of my life. And by prepared, I mean ready. Ready for the challenges ahead. I’ve thought a bit about this, in light of the past 18 months and the increasing shortages Read more…

Stranger things

Last week, for the first time ever, I rented a car from a fellow named Jimmy who was a complete stranger to me. Of course, over the past year I’ve gotten a little used to strange. I now know that Turo, the AirBnB of car rentals, has been around for Read more…

Caution: Bun in the Oven

Washington state’s first seat belt laws took effect in 1986, but it wasn’t until 2002 that it became a “primary offense”, or an infraction that allowed patrol officers to enforce on its own. And although now wearing seat belts is fairly common at around 85% compliance, during the first years Read more…

Home on the free range

Free range cattle arguably live the best life possible: they get unlimited access to a wide variety of grasses and shrubbery, they breathe fresh air and are free to roam the countryside, and they aren’t living on top of their own grass byproduct. That’s not to say they don’t face Read more…

Where’s Edna?

Lately, we’ve been playing “Where’s Edna?” at my house, kind of like “Where’s Waldo?” except that we’ve been using an Edna doll instead of looking at picture books. Edna has ended up in backpacks, under pillows, hanging from doorways, in the middle of the dart board (safely, of course), and Read more…

Aerodynamics and trucks?

Aerodynamics and trucks aren’t usually used in the same sentence, but as gas prices go up, most consumers become more sensitive to the cost of driving. I bought a pickup truck last year before the semiconductor shortage, mostly because I needed a new vehicle, but I also thought I should Read more…

Kennewick Speed Traps

A few years ago, I discovered a few of the Kennewick speed traps when I had the opportunity to help a friend fight a speeding ticket. Although there is rarely anything you can do to fight a speeding ticket, or infraction, sometimes it’s worth going through the motions. Those motions Read more…