Category Archives: cars

Emptying out some of the cluttered spaces

I was driving home today after doing some errands and a very old memory popped into my head. I was young —maybe 8 years old. There was a car accident at the corner of our street, Sabra Road and Willys Parkway. … Continue reading

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Requiem for a Camry

Today, my son, who has been driving our 2000 Camry for the past 2 or 3 years (first purchased 15 years ago, in part, to accommodate his long legs) sold it to the auto shop where it has been taken … Continue reading

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From the mouths of babes

I get to school early. 6:30am. I leave from the north side of the city and need to travel all the way to Hyde Park, which is quite a trek. The reason for this early rising is that traffic is … Continue reading

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How my Prius C continually teaches me mindfulness

Sometimes when I show up at work, I have no memory of how I got there. It’s a 20 mile drive and sometimes I am surprised, as I grab my briefcase from the trunk of the car, that I have … Continue reading

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Transformation from a car to a hawk whose wings flap

This is what happens when your creative nephew gets ahold of your Garmin.

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Earth Day Gas Mileage

Traffic was really slow on Lake Shore Drive on the way home from school today. I’m not really complaining because the weather was absolutely beautiful and the windows were down letting fresh spring air circulate all around me. The lake … Continue reading

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“Honda Pavarotti” by Tony Hoagland

I’m driving on the dark highway when the opera singer on the radio opens his great mouth and the whole car plunges down the canyon of his throat. So the night becomes an aria of stars and exit signs as … Continue reading

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