Sexy Beasts-Volvo and Buick introducing Sizzling Wagons (Just don’t call them Station)


  Photos: Car and Driver  Not long ago the vehicle of choice for many families in the US was the Station Wagon.  Vista Cruisers, parked along side Ford, Chrysler and other stations wagons capable of carrying ten passengers filled the nation Shopping Malls. In 1984, Chrysler changed the landscape with its Mini Vans, the landscapeContinue reading “Sexy Beasts-Volvo and Buick introducing Sizzling Wagons (Just don’t call them Station)”

BIG MAN RIDES: Mazda Miata (Wedging an XXXL into a Large)


Introduced in 1990 the Mazda Miata was an instant hit.   It  was a spot on interpretation of the 1960 British Roadsters and unlike the British cars it was reliable.    The small convertible has received worldwide acclaim. There are thousands of Miata Clubs worldwide. Unfortunately its days are numbered.  The Mazda isn’t  selling very many of the cars and being aContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: Mazda Miata (Wedging an XXXL into a Large)”

We’re the face of food stamps


When my husband lost his job, we landed in the 47 percent — and learned how cruel other people’s judgment can be Last winter I ran into a friend pushing his two youngest children in a stroller. When I asked how he was doing, he told me he’d recently lost his job. I walked awayContinue reading “We’re the face of food stamps”