Andrew


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


I am slow to get things done. Things happen pretty fast in my mind – but am much slower getting them on paper, let alone tangible incarnations. The WRX has been sitting since May, and nice weather isn’t the real reason. I am reluctant to make a second attempt at a JDM motor, because this time around the turbo & […]

Shi no Senkoku



One man brings two to the cone party down and out ? naw, it was just a wiggle.   The Annexe has been silent for far too long.  For the last quarter of 2015 it was because I was waiting to have good news after a motor swap in the Bugeye. And that news has not come, because the JDM […]

Co Pilot


I have heard anecdotes about arranged marriages that result in true love. I believe those stories. I do not mean to imply a belief that all arranged marriages can result in true love. I merely accept the idea that the act of loving can result in a feeling of love. I also accept that many arranged marriages likely result in […]

Leaving a Legacy



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My life has been full of cones. My first enounter with a cone was as a 7-year-old goalkeeper. Because when kids are too small to use a full sized soccer pitch, you make a mini-pitch and mini-goal with cones. Despite all of the lines painted on high school gymnasium floors, basketball practices are still littered with cones that define space […]

Cones.


It was 2001; the summer of The Fast and the Furious. I had a fairly fresh driving license and a monopoly on the family Hyundai, but instead of mounting underglow [although tempting at the teenage-time], somehow I left the movie more interested to discover what double clutching was really for. I had never heard of Auto-X. Never ‘wrenched’ more than […]

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