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Grumbling about gas prices?  They keep climbing, and the peak travel season is still ahead of us. But we live in the part of the country… the central U.S. …. that consistently sports the lowest pump prices. GasBuddy.com keeps track of gas prices.  And look who has the lowest this week?  The cheapest city for gas was Tulsa, followed by Fargo, ND, Billings, MT, and Amarillo, TX. Chicago, though, isn’t cooperating with the… Read More

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I was driving down the highway the other day (actually every day), and was passed by a brand new SUV.  It sure looked nice. My wife wanted it.  My kids wanted it.  My kids’ friends wanted it.  And I wanted it.  But my coveting was brief.   I remembered my experiment. My odometer reminds me about it every time.  It’s nearing 150,000 miles.  I’ve never owned a vehicle that I’ve put that… Read More

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I  love to watch the Olympics.  Especially the skiing, because I love the sport.  Last month I took my family to Colorado for a week of skiing, and watching Bode and Lindsay has me itching to hit the slopes again.  I’d like to buy some new skis first, but is now the best time to do that? That got me thinking about the best time to buy anything.  Did you know when… Read More

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The other night I was minding my own business, driving down the Broken Arrow expressway, when another driver cut me off, and nearly sent me crashing into the guardrail.  “Are you crazy?”, I yelled to the disappearing taillights, while flashing my brights and blaring my horn.  Turns out, it probably wasn’t his (or her) fault.  He couldn’t help being a bad driver.  I shouldn’t be mad.  Instead I should feel sorry for… Read More

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