It was great to get out on the lake at least once this season. I don’t begrudge my absence from the weekend schools, the mid-week sessions, and the sold-out Ice Dice events. But I do notice it. Of course the fact that V and I have taken on the worlds biggest and best project (creating a universe incarnate) has influenced […]

I do and I don’t


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I make earnest attempts over and over again to escape or revise my 86 life, but it always finds a way to haunt me.  When I awake in the middle of the night with cool calm feelings, it is generally because I’ve been turning wrenches on an engine with four shiny stacks on the passenger side, and tall swooping octopus legs […]

Finding My ハチロク Dreams



I’ve wondered a few times about putting fifteen on the FR-S. Not only do I think they look make the car look better (or at least different) but 15″ winter rubber comes in some pretty great sizes and is really really cheap. However, now almost February, it feels like winter is about over, and I’ve lost all interest in using the FRS on […]

Easing Winters Pains


There ain’t no electric motor. On the eve of Alberta’s new carbon tax, I bought a bigger, thirstier SUV than I thought I could ever want. Well maybe not quite… One could argue that an 80’s series Land Cruiser would be thirstier, and I could certainly want one of those. Still, this 2UZ powered, two and a half tonne, seven seater […]

My Take On Toyota Hauler



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Dead of winter.   The ZN6… which I had planned to drive through the snow and salty slush, sits under cover of tin.  In part, that is because it is still something that, apart from some easily countable aesthetic blemished, is perfect.  It is also however… really not that good in challenging road conditions. I don’t think that really has […]

You’re Still The One


This is what the Lexus lept over. I picked it up back in August. I was under it in September to change fluids in three places. By end of October I had painted the wheels and mounted studded winters. November was quiet (distracted by unfounded belief that my son would arrive in November…) but early December provided enough free time […]

Debutante Ball