TAWA – God Bless Texas

Making friends, no matter what your age, can be tough. Whether you're four in pre-school or 40 at a party, connections are mysterious. I found myself in that very situation this past week as I attended my first event since joining the ranks of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). Flying into Texas has always... 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 →

Kia Courts Consumers

Remember waiting by the phone? In the old days when someone was vying for your attention a phone call implied they were serious.  Staying home meant possibilities.  Tethering ourselves to the phone out of ear-shot of our parents talking to that dreamboat, was exhilarating.  Plans were made, best feet put forward. I'd have to say... Continue Reading →

Car People

Sometimes you just click.  Common interest. Similar goals. Love of subject. This happened to me at the Chicago Auto Show once again this year. Often when we attend events as journalists the event itself can pull us into a black hole of press conferences and promotions, lectures and luncheons.  The schedule is tight. Usually every... Continue Reading →

MOPAR OR NO…TRUCK?

"No car/truck" is not really an option for most people.  Unless you live in a big city where public transportation takes you everywhere you need to be or a very small town with an active "Main Street" a car has become a necessity in America.  Whether you choose car or truck, the automobile has become... Continue Reading →

30 Years Young – Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda revealed its 30th Anniversary Edition Mazda MX-5 Miata at the Chicago Auto Show this year. Clad in Racing Orange, Mazda returned to the Miata's roots where it was initially revealed 30 years ago. Chicago was thrilled to host this epic model and chronicle its history through a display of how the Miata has evolved... Continue Reading →

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