Category Archives: Driving

Ghost Road To Sri Racha

Back in the good old days coal miners carried canaries in a cage down into the mines, since lethal gases killed the canaries before humans. The allusion ‘canaries in a cage’ has been assigned to political, natural, and economic threats to our existence. Five nights ago I arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport a little past […]

James Bond Aston Martin Cool

Sean Connery epitomized cool. Aston-Martin. Saville Row suit. The Alps. GOLDFINGER.

Cross Country 1996

In the late summer of 1996 I left Bali for America. My good friend Slim met me at LAX in her Studebaker Lark. On the way to Hollywood the native Californian told me that she had fallen in love with an artist in New York.” “That’s good news, except it’s 3000 miles from here.” “I […]

Glaringly Guilty

In the Spring of 1969 I was driving home from Nantasket to the Blue Hills in the 1968 Volkwagen Beetle. Outside Hingham Center was a traffic light blinking yellow. That day was no different, however a town police cruiser flicked on his siren and I pulled over to the shoulder. The officer approached my car […]

Roads To Nowhere Catskills

The Catskills are less than two hours from Dutchess County, so when my host in Millbrook suggested a road trip to visit friends across the Hudson on a splendid September morning, I was all green lights. Andrew’s wife opted out of the journey. Her kids were a handful on long rides. We set off after […]