Please File Under: My favorite commercial on TV right now. I don’t watch a lot of TV, Blog, but I had to tune in to watch this. A lot of my old friends are in this commercial! They’re so thrilled to be showcased as the style icons that of course they are. I mean, it’s not the cover of Vogue, but still. It’s cool. Check it. (And p.s. Yes, Chrysler, it’s time to...
Some cool jazz from my favorite year, Blog. Just trying to keep the conversation lively, x LV
The brittle-stars danced. The stingray smoked a pipe.– Richard Conniff in his article of the same name. “So what’s the explanation for this intimate connection between science and nonsense?” Ah. The world is full of wonder, my friend. The world is full of wonder. It is as simple as that. x LV
Water flowing from the North Atlantic into the Arctic Ocean is warmer today than...– Arctic Waters Warmer Than in 2,000 Years 2,000 years? Global warming is real, folks. And it’s not going away unless we help it along. Stop slapping your plastic at that Esso station - we’re still a thousand miles from our destination. x LV
Ideas are, in truth, forces. Infinite, too, is the power of personality. A union...– Henry James (1843-1916)
Car As Art →
One of the websites I peruse while I’m at the spa. x LV
From the earliest days of our founding, America has been the story of ordinary...– President Obama, in his State of The Union address to the nation Tuesday night. Innovation! I’m all about it. x LV
The State of The Union: Excerpts
Yes, of course I was listening. I try to listen when smart people talk. I also, as a general rule, try very hard to be a good listener. But sometimes I’m not. Sometimes my listening skills = Epic Fail. Mostly when I get all mixed up in my dreams, and I forget to listen to the real world talking to me. But I do try. x LV President Obama on Tuesday night: From the earliest days of our...
Or worse yet I’ll be talking to an intelligent well spoken, educated, well...– Uh, that one wasn’t the President. That was Ed Roman, a guy I met in Vegas. He’s all about America and American cars, all about Don’t Just Think About It, Do Something! I like it. Except for that “he may even be right” part. x LV
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green...– William Blake Words from a letter of William Blake’s, as quoted by Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin in his talk to open the 2010-2011 literary season at the Library of Congress in October. The talk has just become available online, I am so excited! Merwin says that these words of Blake’s (a...
If we’re going to make a difference, truly make cars more environmentally...– Great quote from N., in a CNN story back when we first started down this road. I hope you get the connection! x LV
Keep on rockin’ in the … body shop? Oui ! Rock the boat! Don’t tip the boat over! x LV
PLUGGING in to refuel, rather than topping off a tank, is a new reality...– “Ford Motor, which displayed its pure-electric Focus here, was among the makers working to shorten recharge times. Sherif Marakby, director of electrification engineering, said the company’s vehicles would charge in about half the time needed by cars like the Volt or Nissan Leaf — a feat made...
Hello, Blog! Just hangin’ around up here at the edge of my feather, you know, expecting to fly. Oh. My phone. Hang on.
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive...– Martin Luther King, Jr. Ya gotta love a quote that uses the word “drive,” Blog. Twice! Especially one like this, that reminds us of the awesome power of light, and love. Happy Birthday, MLKJ, x LV