Tag: accident

The Old Man And The Sea

There’s nothing like an unqualified pummelling to inspire a practical respect for the power of nature. I thought about that as I lay curled in a fetal position on the hotel bed, enduring waves of nausea and wanting nothing more than to drift off into unconsciousness. “Are you alright?” asked my wife, and I assured […]

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Touch And Go

A few things I learned on a recent Saturday afternoon: If you want to send someone’s car into an uncontrollable spin, simply veer sharply into the side of the vehicle just ahead of the rear wheel. The back seat of a police cruiser is not upholstered. Concrete median barriers are a really good idea. Never […]

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Oh, Deer!

Deer math:  one medium doe + Honda Odyssey + 25mph = $3,749.47 A century is but the blink of an eye on the grand scale of evolutionary adaptation.  Perhaps that is why the white-tailed deer, an animal that has developed a keen instinct for avoiding humans advancing on foot, has not yet recognized the lethal danger […]

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