Best Picture

The Oscar Nominations came out Tuesday.  This year is unusual for me because I’ve seen three…

Brilliant Design

My car has a problem in winter. Not that it doesn’t handle snow well. It does.…

QR Codes are Back!

For a while there, I thought QR codes were dead. But they are back. I’m seeing…

Washington’s Amazing Season is Over

(Happy New Year!) The University of Washington Huskies (10-2 in the regular season) ended their 2022…

Death to the Emperor

My latest book, Death to the Emperor, has been released on Kindle and paperback. It’s available…

The Winter Solstice

The winter solstice happened yesterday at 1:48 PM PST (4:48 PM EST, 21:48 UTC).(Some sources say…

Specialization

The other day on Twitter I ran across a Robert Heinlein quotation. The quotation was: “Specialization…

Bad Book

Ladies and gentlemen, herein I am going to review a book, not a novel (I review…

The Huskies’ Regular Season is Over

The University of Washington’s football team, the Huskies, have ended their regular season. And, unlike last…

Editing as I Write

Happy Thanksgiving, US! I’ve noticed an interesting phenomena with my writing. Usually, when I write a…

Straight Indicator

The other day I was behind a pickup truck at an intersection. The guy didn’t have…

Mandatory Supercar Training

There’s a saying at the racetrack that goes “Money can’t buy talent or skill.” But it…

The Best EV You Can Buy Now is Not an EV

Toyota Prius I’m not 100% against electric vehicles (EVs). There are some problems to solve. One…

SpoCon

  I will be at SpoCon this weekend at the Davenport Hotel, downtown Spokane.  Here are…

Driving Shoes

 I used to think the notion of buying driving shoes was pretty ridiculous. I would see…

Are Public Bathrooms Public?

One time I was driving in Portland, Oregon on my way to see my grandchild. And…

Book Review: Good Omens

I was looking for a new book to read (after re-reading The Moon is a Harsh…

My Favorite Bit of Opera

I’m taking a break from writing about cars today! I have eclectic tastes in music. I…

Video Game Instrument Panels

Oh, man, I’m writing about cars again! There’s a trend in automobiles, especially high-end ones, that…

Sip and Stroll in Moses Lake

Tomorrow (the 17th) I will be participating as an artist in the Moses Lake Downtown Association’s…

Electric Cars Can Be Practical

Nissan Leaf When I said “no” to electric cars, I did so because they can’t meet…

University of Washington Huskies Football Starts Saturday

The University of Washington Huskies start their 2022 season on Saturday. They will be playing Kent…

Are Self-Driving Cars Dangerous?

Tesla Model S The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has done a ten-month survey on…

Better Call Saul is Over

The last episode ever of Better Call Saul aired Monday night, the last of 63 episodes…

Lily (the Cat) Understands Static Electricity

Lily My son’s cat, Lily, who lives with us, has learned about static electricity. She’s a…