The Call of a Dirt Road

What are symbols of progress in a civilization? I think you could make an argument for asphalt. We build paved roads to provide access and open up areas for economic and residential development. Given that asphalt is a marker for progress, why do I love getting off the asphalt and onto a dirt road? I…

The Road Never Travelled

My father and I went fishing and camping this weekend. Really, we just went camping because it would be a stretch to call what we accomplished “fishing.” It was raining the second morning so we got a late start. We ate breakfast and took our time breaking camp. By the time we were done packing…

Ode to a Subaru

Does the car you drive define you? I doubt that is true in all cases, but one’s vehicle of choice can often reveal a number of things. A vehicle could expose the driver’s socio-economic status (though not always). A vehicle can also reveal our hobbies. Oddly enough, some people develop emotional attachments to their cars…