From One Generation To The Next

by derek on July 6, 2012 · 51 comments

For those that have read my fatherhood book, which happens to be an Amazon best seller, you will know that one of the things that I enjoy most about being a dad is finding ways to spend time with my two boys. As they have gotten older, our adventures have changed but I feel it […]


It has been a long year of hard work for both of my kids in pursuing their passions, but they are each about to pursue the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. PONY Thunder The passion that drives my oldest son is baseball and his pot of gold is the PONY baseball […]


With gas prices denting our pockets more and more (although recently it has leveled off a bit) people are pulling out all the stops to try and reduce their driving and/or improve their mileage. Surely you have read the tips about how your driving habits can improve your mileage – drive slower, consolidate trips, maintain […]


After posting about the fact that I was going to return my MacBook in order to save $200 through Amazon , I planned to stop by the Apple Store on my way home from work tonight. When I arrived at work this morning, I was greeted with an office complex lacking any hint of power […]


In my day to day traveling to work, I drive through a total of six toll booths – which is one reason that I try to work from home as often as possible. Due the volume of tolls that are paid on a regular basis, I naturally signed up with the I-PASS system. This is […]


Ending The Day Flat

by derek on January 8, 2008 · 17 comments

After a long day at the office, I was enjoying my drive home tonight until I received a call from my wife that my oldest son had spewed in the car as they were driving to our youngest son’s guitar lesson. Shortly after ending the call with my wife, I had looked down at the […]


Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

by derek on December 12, 2007 · 123 comments

While the Ford Crown Vic can easily be considered an “old man’s” car, I have given serious thought to buying one of the used Crown Victoria Police Interceptor models. Before buying my Scion tC, I had done quite a bit of research on the Police Interceptor (PI) as a possibility. There are quite a few […]


How I Got Out Of My Last Traffic Ticket

by derek on November 13, 2007 · 17 comments

You know that nervous feeling that you get in the pit of your stomach when you might be driving a little over the speed limit and you pass a parked police car hidden on the side of the road. I had that feeling tonight on my way home from work and it reminded me of […]


When The Best Laid Plans Go Wrong

by derek on September 11, 2007 · 12 comments

How often have you planned out your day just right only to have a monkey-wrench thrown into the mix? Yesterday I experienced that monkey-wrench, along with a few socket wrenches and cut knuckles for good measure. After having a completely unproductive weekend due to attending my son’s Little League games and celebrating my birthday (gifts […]


Win a Scion tC

by derek on September 2, 2007 · 15 comments

How would you like a chance to win a Scion tC? Prija, the self-proclaimed sneaky bastard over at Blogging the Movie, has kicked off a contest to win a free Scion tC. Given that the car chosen for the contest is a Scion tC and I drive a tC for myself, I had to give […]