Tag Archives: driving

A confrontation that was worth it — for one of us, anyway

In more than 30¬†years of running the roads, I have encountered intentional bad behavior only a few times. Once, passing teenagers spit out the window and nailed me good. A few other times, oncoming drivers have laid on the horn … Continue reading

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Making sense of, and accepting, ‘second-class’ behavior

“Most grown-up behavior, when you come right down to it, is decidedly second-class. People don’t drive their cars as well, or wash their ears as well, or eat as well, or even play the harmonica as well as they would … Continue reading

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How to toot your own horn — in the car, that is

Full disclosure: I am a candidate for the title of Most Impatient Driver. But mindful of how crazy the world is, with road ragers killing other drivers, I mostly just mutter under my breath when another driver pulls a rude … Continue reading

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A premature ‘Last Lecture’: Time Wounds All Heels

Tomorrow I will send a letter to each of my three sons, ages 25 to almost 21. I started the letter in 2008, shortly after a good friend died in his sleep at age 52. My friend never married, never … Continue reading

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