The Beginning....

The Beginning....
When William Least Heat-Moon toured the country many years ago, his steed, if you will, was a van that he named Ghost Dancing. His journey of America was 13,000 miles. His book is Blue Highways, A Journey Into America. My steed will be a Subaru WRX (traded for an XV Crosstrek). My travels will be, what in the past were called, the blue highways of Virginia. Years ago, maps showed secondary roads in blue. Yes, the ones less traveled.

A Little About Me

Well, let's see?

I guess you could say I've been a car enthusiast forever.  My dad took me to my first race when I was 5/6. At the time, there was a small track locally in Norfolk, Virginia. Thinking back, it was most likely not-more-than a half-mile paved oval. I think they raced midgets of some kind.

Attended my first SCCA race about 1957 in Mansfield, Louisiana, while stationed at Barksdale AFB, Bossier City. And, I guess you could say I've been hooked on racing since.

I have a BA in sociology that took me 14 years from start to finish, and a few graduate hours in social work.

I stopped working at 71 after working almost 2o years as a crisis counselor/mental health evaluator. If interested, here's a blog about my job.

After a few years in Curtis LeMay's air force I worked in sales jobs until I started my job in mental health. (Yes, there's a long story.)

Many years ago, lived on a modest-size sailboat for about four years.

Photography is a hobby; however, still chasing that elusive one decent snap.

Enjoy writing but find it extremely frustrating most of the time. I rarely finish anything. I have no telling how many partially finished projects. My only book is a bunch of fifty-five word stories.

I also rant and rave about so-called complimentary and alternative medicine, psychics, astrology, chiropractors, and so on. I have over 300 videos on YouTube. I'll spare you the link.

Presently, my eighty-pound Bouvier puppy (she's eight but acts like a puppy) and I live in Virginia Beach.

If you have any comments about this blog, please send me a note.

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