The Justice System at Work

I’m going to continue with my (hopefully brief) departure from my life story, by sharing about something that’s been happening in the here and now. A month ago or so, I received a summons from the Pierce County court system, my fourth in 20 years, to report for jury duty. I reported to the courthouse… Continue reading The Justice System at Work

Planes, Trains & Automobiles – Part 6: Midnight on the Pittsburgh Express

Okay, (hopefully!) this will be my final installment in this series, at least for awhile. I’ve covered my rather unique history of surviving accidents on foot, on bicycles, in cars, and even in planes. I haven’t yet touched trains. So, in this final piece, I think I’ll chat briefly about my second near-accident (this time… Continue reading Planes, Trains & Automobiles – Part 6: Midnight on the Pittsburgh Express

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – Part 4: Extreme downhill

Okay, I’ve talked a lot already about near-misses on planes and automobiles. But, some of the mishaps for which I am best known actually occurred on two wheels. And the first of these mishaps, as painful as it was, actually went a long way to strengthen my faith. And no, when I say “two wheels,”… Continue reading Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – Part 4: Extreme downhill

Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Part 3: Pride comes before a fall

  My second automobile accident occurred to me as a driver. It was January 3, 1984, a rainy night in Upland, California. Darlene’s mom had given us her car, and it was a beauty — a 1967 Ford Mustang, cream-white, low mileage. It had one of the smaller V8 engines made, and offered 289 horses… Continue reading Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Part 3: Pride comes before a fall

Planes, Trains & Automobiles – Part 2: Kissing the ground in Alaska

I promised I’d share about the rest of my transportation accidents in today’s post … though I’m sure now I won’t be able to fit them all in! There may need to be a part 3 or more. Parking lots are dangerous places … … particularly the parking lot of a high school! When I… Continue reading Planes, Trains & Automobiles – Part 2: Kissing the ground in Alaska