Blogger and friend Steve Reed recently gifted me a piece of our mutual past which appears below. Though no date is indicated, if memory serves, it was written on a slow news day sometime in 1986. The pictured vehicle is his and dates from his high school days. By the time I met him, it was on its way to becoming a mobile rust bucket covered with bumper stickers to hide the spots and served as a source of rather humorous inspiration. He had this column taped in the car until its demise and saved it. I am sorry it isn't a better and more readable copy.