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How Craft Root Beers Are Like Van Halen’s Brown M&M’s
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How Craft Root Beers Are Like Van Halen’s Brown M&M’s

The tale of Van Halen’s backstage candy demand is the stuff of legend and in the decades since it occurred has often acted as a kind of stand-in synonym for a highfalutin diva lifestyle, but if you believe that faulty parallel — NO BROWN M&M’s = DIVA — then you […]

Regenerative Braking, A Love Story
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Regenerative Braking, A Love Story

What’s the saying, “two steps forward, one step back”? [not to be confused, of course, with Bruce Springsteen’s 1987 sad sack ode to the opposite in momentum, “One Step Up (and Two Steps Back)”] I think successful people will tell you that the most impactful moments of their individual journeys in […]

21 And Figuring It Out (A Story of Millennials, Generation Z and the Kia Stinger)
Big Guy Car Guy / Parenting Blog

21 And Figuring It Out (A Story of Millennials, Generation Z and the Kia Stinger)

The license has long become something they just have, no biggie anymore, and the drink is, probably, something they’ve already had in excess but the drinking itself has become official and so it is celebrated. After all, who doesn’t love a good celebration? A toast to you, kid. Happy birthday. […]

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Made Electric
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Last Minute Christmas Shopping Made Electric

The girls and I needed to pick up a few final things to finish up our Christmas shopping, something cool for mom and for a couple of their cousins, so we hopped into the electric Kia Soul EV and zipped around our town yesterday. After stops at Old Navy and […]

The Soul of a Middle Reliever
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The Soul of a Middle Reliever

Maybe it’s the crisp October thrill of postseason baseball or the hope inherent in the dawn of a new hockey campaign, but I’m swimming in sports analogies these days. Here’s another. Middle relievers are a fascinating lot. Few casual fans know their names and rarely does a signing or a […]

A Sputtering Start To A Plugged-In Life
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A Sputtering Start To A Plugged-In Life

The Kia Soul EV may be a car for the raddest of individuals, people who want to zig when others zag and plug-in while others fuel up, but it’s certainly not for the lazy. If this story would’ve been set a month earlier, in summer’s bloated belly full of burgers […]

The Road to Vegas
Big Guy Car Guy / Travel

The Road to Vegas

​There’s the chillaxed glamour of SoCal, the harshness of the California desert, curious life existing in pockets of somewheres that dot the landscape in the beige and brown valleys further east still, and finally the promise of an illuminated high-octane Las Vegas.  Making the 4 hour drive to Sin City […]

The Kia Ride and Drive Experience
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The Kia Ride and Drive Experience

This post is sponsored by Kia but all opinions expressed below and honest and unbiased, as always. Maybe your family’s been doing the amusement park thing for a few hours and the mid-day sun has just starting to wear you down. You smartly found a seat at a round wooden […]

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