Monthly Archives: June 2012

From Driving Miss Daisy to Cruising with Pablo

The summer before I turned 16 my gearhead dad brought home a car for me–a 1971 442 Cutlass convertible, royal blue with white hood scoops, white pinstripes and white interior–and with a monster 455 engine under the hood.  In my … Continue reading

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My Mind Has Been a Mess Lately

“You could have all the crazy thoughts you wanted, as long as you smiled and kept them to yourself.” –Mara Purnhagen, Past Midnight My mind has been a mess lately. The teachers and students have all gone home for the … Continue reading

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Grasp Life by the Handlebars

I’ve spent a lot of time on my bicycle in the last year and a half, progressing from a breathless couple laps around the track to heart-thumping, leg-pumping 30-mile treks down the highway.  I’m strong but I’m slow, and those … Continue reading

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