Monthly Archives: March 2006

Turkish Tofaş Timothy

I think this is one of my favorite pictures. I was sorting through some old papers this evening, and stumbled across it. In January 2004, Timothy met me in Istanbul and we toured around western Turkey. We traveled mostly by bus and foot, but one day we rented this Tofaş Doğan, a Turkish-licensed version of a Fiat 131.

Serendipitously, I came to post and found that Timothy is posting about Turkey, and Aileen is posting old pictures (though not quite so old as this one). So we are all good.

… make lemonade!

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!
When life gives you coca, … well, never mind.

Recently whoamtoblowagainstthewind [whew!] posted about a creative idea by a Peruvian presidential candidate. It’s not his fault that his country’s most valuable resource is coca.

Now the recently elected president of Bolivia just gifted our Secretary of State a beautiful coca-inlaid guitar.

Will she have any trouble clearing customs?

Born to Ride

Saturday afternoon the three of us took our first family motorcycle ride.


We left Panorama City, and took Little Tujunga Canyon Road up into the Angeles National Forest, and then came down through Placerita Canyon. We took the old Sierra Highway parallel to the 14, and then The Old Road parallel to the 5, then over Balboa pass, and back home on Sepulveda Blvd, avoiding the interstates the whole way.


We had a great ride. Here are some pics:

Lonesome roads.

But we weren’t the only ones with the same good idea.

Less than 20 miles from our ‘hood!