Reflecting on 2014

Is it that time already? Another year has passed, and another year older.

It must be an age thing that keeps one reflecting on what has been done or not done as we creep towards that final call.

Bonneyville Mill
Bonneyville Mill, Bristol, Indiana. Est. 1832

 

One thing I did not do enough of in 2014 was photography. Will this be a resolution. No. I think not. It is a revival and change of direction from what I have been doing going back to what I used to do. Perhaps some documentary work. More writing. More audio production.

It’s time to get on with it.

See you on the highway.

Brent

The swing in the tree

“The swing looks a little lonely on this Christmas Day.”

“Yes, and I’m afraid it won’t be there for long,” my brother said.

Christmas-swing

The old hickory has given shade for many years, and what little fruit it produces covers the ground every year. But, the years and weather have taken a toll. The bottom of the tree is hollowing out with rot. It’s just a matter of time before it comes down …  naturally or by the chain saw.

And the swing will be no more.

Brent

Slingshots at a dealer near you

I went to my favorite motorcycle dealership, Clinton County Motorsports, to wish friends a “Merry Christmas.” And, I was hoping to see the new Polaris Slingshot. And there it was, right inside the door surrounded by display material enough to fill a Christmas stocking and then some.

Slingshot-2

Immediately, the vehicle strikes you as awesome sexy, like something Batman would be driving. It’s nearly 79 inches wide—wider than my Highlander. Wider than a Corvette, according to Jason, one of the sales people.

Slingshot-1

Slingshot-3

There’s a trick to getting into it. The steep sides and cavernous foot wells, make for an interesting entry and exit, which would definitely be easier for someone who is regularly practicing Yoga. It will take longer for “old guys.” The key is to slide the seat all the way back and step in with both feet before sitting down and sliding the seat forward to reach the controls. A reverse procedure will get you out.

According to Brad Copsey, CCM sales manager, they have sold or taken deposits on seven units. Four are on the road and three are with deposits including this one on the floor. It’s starting off as a hot seller.

Also on the floor, a 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650. Now, that’s more my style.

2015-V-Strom

My wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I haven’t said anything yet! Smile

See you on the highway.

Brent