The Suicide of Harley Davidson

The Suicide of Harley Davidson

Imagine a Harley that doesn’t vibrate. No bark through the straight pipes when you push the starter button. No nothing through the pipes — which aren’t there anymore. There is no starter button. Just an On/Off switch. No shifter, either. Because no gears. All that remains is the “Harley” name on the tank — which […]

Under the Influence of the Justice System – A Father’s Story: oos E-Newsletter #519

Under the Influence of the Justice System – A Father’s Story: oos E-Newsletter #519

This is a story about my twenty-year-old son. To some readers this may be an article that smacks of stupidity and privilege. It may be that both are true but the real point is how hopelessly out of whack law enforcement and related penalties are with the real world. On a Saturday night John exited […]

2019 Jeep Compass Review

2019 Jeep Compass Review

Most crossover SUVs can’t really cross over very much. They look like rugged, off-road-ready SUVs, but they’re really just high-riding cars, with light-duty AWD (usually optional) and not much more off-road capability than the cars they are based on. Except for this one. WHAT IT IS The Compass is a compact-sized, two-row crossover SUV that’s […]

7 Road Trip Safety Tips that Could Save Your Life

7 Road Trip Safety Tips that Could Save Your Life

This holiday season, lots of people will be setting out for road trips with friends and family looking to have a good time and create some lasting memories. Most will (hopefully) turn out okay, but as it is always the case, there will be some unfortunate incidents. To keep safe and avoid any ugly incidents, […]

More of the iceberg revealed

More of the iceberg revealed

As the Massachusetts State Police corruption scandal arrest count grows, the Boston Globe reports on why we don’t hear more about police corruption. Few people in state government have a problem with it. This year’s roundup is led by federal prosecutors. When police are accused of theft in state court magistrates make the charges disappear […]