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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 »

The BMW that changed my life

The BMW that changed my life

I went from feeling this liberating maverick feeling — a high octane Jack Kerouac or Henry Miller or Ulysses — to moments later little more than a lonely and depressed cross-country truck driver.

January 14, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW

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 some Midwestern highway like a 45 year old Bob Dylan but without the musical talent.

November 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

From the Yukon to the Jungles to Sarasota

From the Yukon to the Jungles to Sarasota

Some may call it a mid-life crisis, but I have always followed these inner images to their logical ends of my imagination.

October 7, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes

“Wow man your car got messed up! Looks like Isuzu met Mercedes and Isuzu won!” he added as he high-fived his friend.

July 1, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »