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The BMW that changed my life — Part III

The BMW that changed my life — Part III

I worried that we would drive off with the money and I would end up slit throat in some shed and only a link via an eBay account and a grainy photo by airport security as my legacy. I thought of my wife and six children. I walked out with that fake faith in humanity we conjure when there is really no other alternative but to go forward with a plan.

September 22, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II

It seems celebrities and criminals go by single names — Sting, Oprah, Eminem, Jeter, and then of course presidents and Hitler and the like all end up branded by a single moniker which culture adopts. And so the seller of the BMW insisted in three phone calls that he goes solely by Hussein and when I pushed the issue he capitulated to, “OK, Mr. Hussein.”

September 22, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

SCAT drivers are the most aggressive New York cab school of driving jockeys I have ever witnessed. You would think St. Armands was a closed racetrack the way the SCAT bus races to its next empty spot with a sole lonely bicyclist aboard.

September 21, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

It all happened after a long and harrowing day trying to sell ads and wrangling with Longboaters over undergrounding utilities or some similar issue. The events sent me to Chicago.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II

I was worried that Hussein might roll me and take my money or the car would be an absolute junker that might make it to some God forsaken place like Indiana and then die and I would be standing on the side of a Midwestern highway like a 45 year old Bob Dylan but without the musical talent.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

The BMW that changed my life — Part III

The BMW that changed my life — Part III

And then there is Guns N Roses, Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. They bring out the wild teenager angsty rebellious gene. If I listen to more than an hour, I become this mock testosterone-laden Rock God of partying, womanizing and late night nuttiness — at least in my mind. As a remedy I will often quickly put on some Simon and Garfunkle and like popping a tire it releases all the testosterone from the system.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »