Commentary: The Next Normal

However, we are preparing to see this pandemic disappear in our rearview mirrors. Mask guidelines are lifting in some cases, while other parts of the world are dealing with another wave of the virus.

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.

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: Black Friday…All Month Long!

Of course, we can repeat the statement about how strange this year had become thanks to an unwanted virus that have already taken the lives of over 250,000 Americans so far. This health crisis not only forced us to become creative about our stay-at-home Thanksgiving plans. It also altered our annual holiday shopping routines.

V&R Stories: A Thought For The Holidays…

I wrote this back in 1995 – twenty-five years ago – when I saw a crisis in a community I belonged to. It was a crisis of priorities – family, yes, but what if you said you welcome "all" and not welcome those who really have no where to go on a given family-oriented holiday? At the time, the response was nil. I have seen things evolve from this since I first wrote this. The spirit of this piece has evolved from community to culture – and I'm glad someone has taken the spirit of this piece to heart. Maybe several someones…

COVID-19 Update: Not Your Usual Thanksgiving This Year

The tradition of seeing our families and friends over Thanksgiving has been tinged with the pall of the COVID-19 pandemic. What was a traditionally lucrative set of days for the travel industry, with packed planes, trains, buses, highways, restaurants, hotels, and such has become an uncertainty.