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The Smell of Water

Watering my plants nearly brought me to tears; is it to late to run away and live on a boat somewhere? The smell of the water was intense, primal, necessary. When I think about the water – swimming, fishing, listening … Continue reading

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Letting go

What is particularly crushing about losing my car to old age, is not just how much I loved her, but that it puts a huge crimp in my volunteer work. Especially now, when the city is paralyzed by snow, and … Continue reading

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Rock salt

Electronics have a distressing way of exploding around me. I used to live with a superstitious women who could “see spirits and talk to them” – her room was usually a hot box of incense and meditation, and she claimed … Continue reading

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Sleeper Wagon

I went to a shop that had experts for my car;  it was dyno day so I went to meet the shop crew and scope out the place. The one specialist started talking about power and turbo and then he … Continue reading

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Off the line

I could surrender more to the beautiful glory of electric engines if they only had the growl of a turbocharged internal combustion asphalt tearing muscle car. It’s that low rumble that gets right to my soul – and a few … Continue reading

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Music to break your heart

People who saw me crash would never believe how well I’m doing now. Actually I prefer to never see most people again if they’ve seen me bottom out in hard core depression, they never look at you the same, rarely … Continue reading

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Only you

It was perfect weather to be out in the Columbia Gorge. It’s so beautiful out there. I got up early, and headed out of the Portland gray and into spectacular sunshine. WAAAM is one of my favorite museums on the … Continue reading

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Falling in love

You are so beautiful, and completely made for me. I love that you are a mix of colors and indeterminate heritage. I adore that you are practical but classic, and like so many of us, just in need of some … Continue reading

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Wild horses and auto porn

They went all wrong in the 80’s- I don’t know what the hell they were thinking, but they completely lost me in the beginning of that decade. I was not always a huge fan anyway, even though I appreciated their … Continue reading

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Love song for a car

I know there aren’t any problems, only challenges. I knew my situation wasn’t sustainable, and I’ve been slowly working on changing it. I guess I didn’t go fast enough, or conserve my resources well enough, because I’ve come to the … Continue reading

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