Coffee Is Life

I love coffee.  We are old friends.  My first remembrance of the liquid gold was on my Aunt Lize's lap dipping my cookies in her coffee. I was five. She and I would snuggle with a cup before anyone else got up and my visits with her were priceless.  Slowly she allowed me to finish up... Continue Reading →

Sweden Comes To America With The Volvo S60

Sweden.  A partner on the Scandinavian peninsula with Norway, it boasts three regions:   Norrland, Svealand, and to the south, Gotaland. It locates itself a little closer than the Baltic Sea when it comes home to Geneva, IL for six days in June to celebrate Svenskarnas Dag, the Midsummer Festival.  One and all come to Geneva... Continue Reading →

The Meaning of Maserati

Certain words stir us.  We hear them and an instant connotation forms.  Hearts flutter, minds race, nerves peak.  Good or bad, words are powerful and steer our pathways. Steer ME right towards a Maserati.  It evokes words like luxury, style, Italian design, powerful, dream car, and ultimate.  Words and the thoughts that come along with... Continue Reading →

Remembering D-Day In Cars

He was there. The day after young Americans traded in fear for fortitude, he was there. "He" was my father and the "there" were the beaches of Normandy the day after D-Day. He was a medic and I can't imagine what he found.  75 years later some of those same soldiers returned.  A grateful Europe... Continue Reading →

Marking Time With Aston Martin

My work with the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance took me to Nashville's Carlock Motorcars last week.  As a full sponsor of the July 20, 2019 event in Lexington, Kentucky, Carlock Motorcars was kind enough to do a photo shoot with yours truly.  The featured marque at the Concours, all things Aston Martin will grace the elegant... Continue Reading →

Freelance Fun

Many writers write for others. They are given topics to research and create copy for one publication. It's steady work if you can get it. These days it's driven by online bylines and short attention span features. While these writers are wonderful, oftentimes they are limited to what their editor tells them to write. I've... Continue Reading →

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