Well I may have found the last bad part on the Mini Cooper, disconnected the Mass Air Flow sensor and it runs like a champ, unfortunately it is not a cheap part but I found a good deal on Amazon …

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Well the Mini Cooper lives, sort of that is. It is having an error code with one of the O2 sensors which is on order and scheduled to arrive on Wednesday. Since I have to wait I decided to take …

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Since May of 2017 I have left my Mini Cooper on jack stands taking up space in my garage. This week I finally worked up the nerve to work on it again as we are once again down a vehicle, …

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Some days there is nothing but the heartache. Nothing but the pain of loss dragging me down into the depths of despair. Days like today I feel so alone, I want to talk but the words just wont come out …

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White southerners want to celebrate their “confederate heritage” but expect African Americans to forget about slavery, Jim Crow and the continuing systemic racism. WTF

Words all jumbled up in my mind, wanting out of their prison. They are banging on my skull, screaming incoherently; failing to grasp the futility, not understanding that in the cacophony they produce, I simply cannot think coherent thoughts that …

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Scratching out wordsno lines want to rhymejust ink on paper. Thoughts slipping pastthrough time and etherjust ink on paper. Happiness and despairflowing freely togetherjust ink on paper.

There is a knot in my stomach every time I sit down to write lately. It is almost a fear, but I am not sure what I am afraid of, whether it is what I will write will be bad …

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I miss you Mom. This is the first Mother’s Day without you here and I miss you very much. The pain of your passing is still too raw and the new normal of life is still full of sadness.

Some days are filled with nothing but pain. Physical or emotional the pain is real. Together they are a damn burden. Sometimes the burden just feels like more than I can bear and I don’t know how to go on. …

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