Car Talk

Car Talk

I grew up in a family that bought large used cars.  My dad was good at finding sturdy, reliable cars that owners no longer wanted once they had logged 40,000 miles.  He bought the ones that a local mechanic blessed and could fix for a couple hundred dollars.  Then we...
What a Croc

What a Croc

I was a persistent child.  How persistent?  Let’s just say that several times during my childhood my father wished, “May you have a child just like you.” Well, I did.  Two of them. On a Monday in early January 2004 my daughter Fiona came home from preschool and...