As I arrived in Indianapolis yesterday to begin race weekend for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, a childhood memory came back to me and its meaning suddenly multiplied.Continue reading “Coming Full Circle”
The opening paragraph of a Formula 1 article on Motorsport.com yesterday from Tom Errington:
Only five overtakes were completed in the season-opening race following the first lap and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen said he would have turned the TV off rather than watch a “worthless” Grand Prix.
I’m not even sure how I came across this, because I never bother to follow F1 — for this very reason. But as soon as I read this, my brain instantly went into comparison mode.Continue reading “IndyCar Overtakes F1”
I came across an opinion article written by Laura Lee Smith for The New York Times after it was shared several times by figures in the Verizon IndyCar Series community on Twitter, including track owners and teams.
Titled “Florida at 200 M.P.H.,” the piece is about Smith’s experience at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, based on her perspective as a Florida resident who “grew up in a motor-head family.”
Fans know that IndyCar is an incredible secret. Thus, exposure in The Times is valuable. I just don’t think this exposure was very good.Continue reading “IndyCar at 0 Mph”
Very recently, I was walking in Downtown Detroit. If you’ve recently paid a visit to the D, you’ve likely at least seen or at most been pestered by a few persons with clipboards going on about how Jerry is having trouble learning Mandarin.
At least, that’s what it sounded like when I first encountered these people, given my lack of competence on the subject they wanted to raise my awareness of.Continue reading “Bamboozled Against Gerrymandering”
In a very short timespan, I’ve been handed two significant second chances. One each from the respective Apple Watch and vehicle damage gods.
Here’s the first body of writing you’ve ever seen that discusses both wearable technology and deer in Michigan.Continue reading “Second Chance, Twice Over”