It’s Automatic

The latest trend in automobile design is cars that will park themselves. I understand why this feature is so attractive. Parallel parking is a very complex operation. It involves using mirrors, backing up, steering, knowing exactly where all four corners of the vehicle are, and manoeuvring the car in a restricted space. In short, it […]

Only Old Fat Guys Drive Corvettes

It happens so often it should be predictable. You see a hot car on the road—a Corvette, Trans-Am, Ferrari, Jaguar, BMW—and you wonder what international playboy or movie star could be driving it. Then the car pulls into a parking lot and comes to a stop in a handicap space, and a fat old bald […]

Save a Tree

This month, another utility company is urging me to “save a tree” and switch to “paperless billing.” That is, they want to email my monthly bill to me rather than mailing it. It’s a little step I can take to protect the environment, the company says. As an encouragement to take this environmentally friendly step, […]