The Unknowable Number

The internet age has introduced a new plague to the world. Fortunately I have not (yet) been tackled by the beer virus. (It is the “Corona” virus, not the “China” virus. If it were the China virus, they would have called it the “Chop Stick” virus.) This new plague is technical, not biological, in nature … Read more

The Last Five Percent in a Restomod

Here is the latest update on the 1962 Pontiac restomod. When making a car that has never been made before by taking an old design and adding new components, there are a significant number of unique design and fabrication tasks that have to be accomplished. If these tasks are conducted with attention to detail and … Read more

A Quick Update on Restomod of the 1962 Pontiac Catalina

It has been a busy month, so I thought I would give the gearheads among you a quick update on my progress with the restomod of the 1962 Pontiac Catalina. As a refresher, a “restomod” is where you take an old car and install new mechanicals. For my Pontiac, the donor was stripped totally bare … Read more

Weasel Words

Do you get as tired as I do listening to politicians and to public figures go on news broadcasts and use carefully chosen vague words to explain something rather than just using plain language to factually state the obvious? Those are what are known as “weasel words.” In a previous blog, I pointed out my … Read more

Let's Chat About the Important Things – Gears and Grease

Enough talk about wandering bad bugs named after a Mexican beer. Let’s dismiss them for the moment and shift to more pleasant thoughts, such as gears and grease! In my last blog, I revealed that I obtained a 1962 Pontiac Catalina for a restomod. I refer to it as a “Poncho,” which I (as the … Read more

The Path Forward

1962 Pontiac Catalina Poncho

Many of my readers know me personally and know about the recent dramatic changes in my life. For those readers I have not yet met, let me fill you in. On March 8, my 92-year-old wife of 59 years succumbed to insurmountable medical problems. One hundred days before my wife’s passing, my son died of … Read more

Another Modest Proposal

In my May 2019 blog, I presented three modest proposals for national elections, sports championships and ending wars. To date none have been adopted, but I have confidence that they will surface for active consideration in the future as the sound logic behind them commands attention. I now have another modest proposal to offer for … Read more

You Know Too Much To Be Able To Tell Me What You Know

When two experts discuss a topic in which they both have mastery, they have no problem understanding one another. But if someone not trained in that same subject should happen to overhear the experts’ conversation, the eavesdropper might conclude the others were speaking Greek – as in the expression “It’s Greek to me.” I have … Read more

My Call to Duty

I have been retired from business for a great many years now, but when I was employed as an Application Engineer and subsequently Product Manager of Computerized Cardiac Cath Lab Startup and Production for the Honeywell Test Instruments Division in Littleton, I felt I needed a title. After all, I was dealing with high ranking … Read more