Hurricane Harvey hit Houston hard. Tragically, reports say the hurricane claimed the lives of at least 60 people. It has also wrought devastation to countless communities and households.
Recent Posts by Ed Newman
I’m probably from the last generation of people who largely changed their own oil. As the pace of life has increased and engine technology has grown more complicated, most people now pay a professional to take care of their auto-maintenance needs.
As most of my friends know, and you now as well, I listen to audio books during my daily commute. My current book, about history’s first billionaire, is titled “Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.” It’s a massive book about a massively complex man, and it’s been a fascinating “read.”
Most of us have a car battery story we could resurrect if asked. I have a few, but the most memorable was in 1986 when my son was born. On our seventh anniversary, my wife and I had dined at the now-forgotten Lemon Drop Restaurant on London Road in Duluth, Minn.
Early automobile engines didn’t use oil filters, or air filters for that matter. For this reason frequent oil changes were a must. Motor oil quality wasn’t really that important in those days, anyway. It was the discarded by-product of processes designed to create other products from crude oil, like fuel, benzene and other petrochemicals.
Whether it’s personal relationships or business, communication is important. The longer you live the more you discover how many things can interfere with good communication.
On June 15, 1957, the city of Tulsa, Okla. buried a new gold and white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe in a time capsule in downtown Tulsa as part of Golden Jubilee Week, a celebration of Oklahoma’s 50th year of statehood. Before the car was buried, citizens were asked to guess what the population of
Have you ever owned a car that you really loved to drive and enjoyed being with? I have, and I know an awful lot of others who have experienced this kind of happiness. The follow-up question is this: Did you obtain the car for free, or did you have to buy it?
What happens if a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear the sound? I tell you, based on what I saw and felt in Idaho recently, it makes a noise. Probably a loud noise, too, because when a big tree collides with the earth, you feel the ground tremble.
Change is the one constant in life. It’s also difficult, because when there is a change – whether in technology or how we do things – there are often unforeseen consequences. One of the changes that has been taking place is that since 2005, the U.S. government has mandated that gasoline contain ethanol, most of