Commentary: A Drive For My Thoughts (Exactly)

With a new contest under way, I needed something to free up the mind. Yes, a drive was involved. I got around to head along the Mississippi River to Winona. I always liked that drive with great vistas and curvy roads through the bluffs.

Travelogue: Spring's Arrival Upon A Dubious Milestone

Actually, one is more celebratory than the other. No one celebrates an anniversary of an event that took hundreds of thousands of lives in this country, caused a further deepening of the national ideological divide, and made us step up the cause of taking care of one’s self.

V&R 10th Anniversary Stories: Developing The "Intersection"

In the case of Victory & Reseda, it is already set in stone back in 2011 that it will be the portal for my automotive writing and my coverage of all things sustainable transportation. Yet, there was another internal debate that I had to settle about the new brand for this website.

Commentary: Celebrating Black Excellence In The Automotive Industry

Ten years ago, I met Ralph Gilles at the Chicago Auto Show. He was both the design boss at, then, Chrysler, LLC, and the head of the Dodge and SRT brands. My first impressions in person were his passion for the automobile and his thought process on how to push the envelope of performance in them.

Commentary: Facing 57

I do not want to recall my year since the last birthday. I’ve already covered it in several places. It is not necessary to beat the same stories into the ground even further.

COVID-19 Update: New Year, Same Difference

The number cases and deaths rose in the USA to new levels that set off alarms across the country. A new set of guidelines and lockdowns were in place from state to state. The entire holiday season was spent with a few people at home with varying guidelines, depending on where you lived.

Commentary: This Is A Landmark Year

Getting to these milestones involved a lot of success, balanced out by frustrations. Every inch I took, I had to take a step back to understand how to succeed in this competitive arena.