Going Analog – Balancing Convenience with Health

How analog can I go in 2018?  And why would I ever want to?  Am I nuts? In the picture above, Chip, from the 2018 sitcom "Living Biblically," prepares to live the following day without his smartphone.  Into his glamorous fanny pack and onto his body he dons the analog counterparts which the smartphone has … Continue reading Going Analog – Balancing Convenience with Health

Prepare Yourself for Car Breakdowns or Winter Crises

Out of all of the areas of life - transportation and car ownership is one of the areas where there are no compromises to improve the health of our environment, unless you count choosing a fuel efficient vehicle, or a hybrid as a true 'improvement.'  Out of all the compact cars I test drove and … Continue reading Prepare Yourself for Car Breakdowns or Winter Crises

Effectively Haggle a Fair Price for a New Used Car, avoiding Sexism

Many men won't admit this, and many men aren't able to SEE this, but it's true --- your dad or husband or brother can negotiate better deals at the dealership than you, if you are a woman.   Just as white people (such as myself) have a hard time fully recognizing the privileges they receive as white-skinned people, … Continue reading Effectively Haggle a Fair Price for a New Used Car, avoiding Sexism

Avoid Expensive Car Windshield Replacement

This is part of the 'How to Be an Adult - Things I Wish I'd Learned in High School' series.  To learn from all of my past mistakes and breeze through various parts of adulthood, click here. Replacing a windshield is pretty expensive - about $350! I was cruising down the highway, and a pebble … Continue reading Avoid Expensive Car Windshield Replacement