Formula E Long Beach 2016

Find Me This Summer!

I’ll be traveling tons over the summer! You can find me at all kinds of events that explore the future of automotive and transportation issues. Three of these events explore the possibilities and pitfalls of these issues; the other two tackle them on the ground with actual cars you can buy or watch race right […]

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My Shitty Mantra

Mr. HG had both had long, stressful workweeks, and a non-rainy Sunday was in the forecast. A couple hours under the trees with the dog would be the mind-cleansing, soul-restoring excursion we needed. It was true — our minds were cleansed by exhaustion and our souls were restored by surviving. It was a far harder […]

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Learning? Let Lynda and Your Library Help!

This post brought to you by the letter L. I’ve self-published a book before (Take the Wheel: A Woman’s Guide to Buying a Car Her Own Damn Self), and I work in publishing, so I feel pretty confident about publishing Lightning in a Throttle: Three Early Electric Vehicle Victories this summer. I’ve got lots of […]

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Owning the Means of My Production

On International Women’s Day 2017, I participated in A Day Without Women. It was supposed to be a general strike, but it supposed a lot of privilege on the part of the strikers. There were millions of women who couldn’t take a day off. I’m a freelance writer and editor, so I worked extra hours […]

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The Bottom Line Is Not Just a Figure of Speech

I’ve been a freelance writer and editor years longer than I’ve had proper accounting software. (A quick hat tip to Freshbooks for making the switch from home-brewed spreadsheets to software not so painful.) While the basics are easy (invoice! expense! bam!), and I have a brilliant freelance-friendly tax accountant, I’m still learning a lot about […]

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How to Write a Nonfiction Book

Procrastinate by proofreading a friend’s novel because I am all about giving back to the writing community. Play some video games. Open up all the notes and outlines. Despair. I thought I had better notes. This isn’t an outline; it’s a list of facts. I’m supposed to make a story out of this? Shit shit […]

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Next Event: CES 2016

I’ll be at CES in Las Vegas the first week of January, along with all the other nerds and geeks. I’ll be there specifically to report on all the latest in automotive tech for Popular Science and How Stuff Works, but I’ll also be testing out every gadget they’ll let me get┬ámy grubby paws on. […]

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Next Event: LA Auto Show

I’ll be flying down to Los Angeles to see all the shiny cars and shiny people at the automotive press days Nov. 18-19. The Connected Car Expo takes place the day before in the convention center, and I’ll be there too, reporting on the latest automotive tech. Fingers crossed Nissan brings in the fancy grilled […]

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The Research Rabbit Hole

Running down the research rabbit hole is one of my favorite activities. I know other people hate it; that’s why they pay me to do it. And I am so happy to do it. If you are not happy down in the hole with the information bunnies but you find yourself having to throw yourself […]

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