Flooded Car

I had to deal with a flooded car today, something I haven’t done in decades. I thought the widespread inclusion of fuel injected engines made flooded cars a thing of the past. I learned how to fix them, and this article explains it all. But first, some background: I grew up surrounded by some real […]

Off The On Ramp

Michigan has had its share of road rage and highway shootings over the years. Traffic circles were introduced partially in response to that, and have three simple rules: yield to any car already in the circle, drive in the same direction as the other cars, and enter at your own risk. The number of deaths […]

The Mos Eisley Cantina in the Pirate City of Kalamazoo on the Planet Michigan

I recently went to a Meijer’s grocery store near Kalamazoo, Michigan. If you’re not familiar, Meijer’s is notorious for carrying everything–it’s a super store with all manner of goods and groceries–and for low prices. It’s also notorious for the clientele it attracts, but they are not all bad. Now I think I’m one of the […]

Thanks For Being You, America

July 4th is the day we set aside to celebrate the birth of our nation, but our nation wasn’t born that day so much as it was conceived. The embryonic nation gestated during the Revolutionary War, underwent difficult labor during the Articles of Confederation, and was born, finally, with the Constitution and the Bill of […]