a nice little piece looking back on NPR's Car Talk, absolute Dad Culture legends, with surviving cohost Ray Magliozzi
Thanks to a work trip and some vacation days bolted on to the end of it, I have a real whirlwind solo survey of a few European cities coming up. All I have planned is "walk a lot". It feels really good. I love my family but I don't need them everywhere with me. I feel this is a healthy view.
Also: interested in your perspectives on can't-miss cities. The idea here is to get a taste for a few I want to see more of later.
For some reason at six years of age this video has suddenly started getting likes. Meeeeemoriiiiiies https://vimeo.com/63875421
as part of this rant I do acknowledge that Bruce Fairbairn was probably the critical factor, but still
My oldest has, as of this morning, a learner's permit. We have had to push her toward it simply because we're tired of all the driving that comes with increased teen activities, volunteering and jobs and whatnot. She's skilled with public transit, she has ride apps as an option, and perhaps most importantly the majority of her social life is online. "Getting your license" just ain't what it used to be.
Attention dads, one of the greatest films ever made turned 30 this year: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/feb/15/the-burbs-30th-anniversary-tom-hanks-joe-dante
doing thrill-seeker liquor store holdups with a ‘born to lose’ tattoo on my chest
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