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What’s Your Ideal 4-Car Garage?

We’ve been house-hunting recently. We thought we’d found a good one, too. If we’d gone ahead and bought it, this would have been my garage/workshop That would have been nice. Sadly, for various reasons, it just didn’t turn out to be the place for us...

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Event + Reaction Does Not Always = Outcome

Personal reflection session. Feel free to ignore. I participated in a development session today and one of the ‘tools’ we were exposed to was the philosophy of personal responsibility by way of the following: E + R = O. Event + Reaction = Outcome. That...

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Support Jim Coggs at the Pan Mass Challenge

It’s that time of year again. For a few years now – dating right back to the Saabs United days – I’ve been supporting Jim Coggeshall in his bid to raise funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass. Readers of SU and Swadeology...

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Bleeding Heart Lefty: Australia and Climate Change

Today, the Australian parliament repealed the country’s carbon reduction legislation. It has effectively left our country with no pollution reduction policy and we are the first country in the world to go from having a price on carbon pollution, to having no price on carbon...

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French Kisses in Hobart

The more I see, the more I want to go French. In a glorious era of motoring when cars were actually different from one another, there were few carmakers more different than those fabriqué en France. The French Car Club of Tasmania, along with the...

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Follow Your Dream (If You Have One)

Forgive me for being a little downcast today, but I’ve just been watching another one of those “follow your dream” videos online. I’m not normally a sucker for such things, but this video featured a car guy of some note, so it was a natural...