My Modest Proposals

If you did not fall asleep in your English lit class or cut class to go for a ride in your hot rod, you may have come across this writing of Jonathan Swift and his book, A Modest Proposal. To save you the effort of looking it up, I will [..]  Read more

Doing Too Much With Too Little

THE AGE I LIVED IN Sometime after the Paleozoic era, I used to design medical instruments. Most of the instruments were one-off special purpose designs to support aerospace medicine research. Would you believe one of the designs were brainwave amplifiers to record implanted monkey brains while undergoing zero G stress [..]  Read more

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: The Automotive Enthusiast’s Guide to Under the Hood

With all apologies to Clint Eastwood, I thought it might be nice to start off the new year by considering how the automotive enthusiast admires not only the appearance of the engine that powers the cars that we drive daily but also the cars that we restore. To the average [..]  Read more