True Being

To uncover true being
is to see through the BEASTLY

see through the thick mane,
the keen eyes,
the sharp teeth,
the destructive force

with wounds inflicted and wounds received.

To uncover true being
is to see the lion as she really is

as a kitty who loves to cuddle.

There is something about a car with the hood up that brings out the best intentions of your next-door-neighbor. Perform this experiment: park your car in your driveway, open the hood, and just stand there looking inside it for a while. Use the time wisely, count the number of things that you can't identify. Within minutes, you will have several people (almost always men,) standing around saying things like "I almost bought one of those, read that Consumers digest report just in time." or "It's the thermostat bearings, I can tell from the sound." and "My car did the same thing, it was the muffler widgets, cost me a fortune." Just remember, you are the one who will be paying for the repair, and if your neighbor was a competent mechanic he wouldn't be selling insurance (or whatever he does do) for a living. Even if your neighbor is a mechanic, it doesn't necessarily follow that he is a competent one. |
Automotive Computers | Every year the 'suits' use computers for more and more of the stuff that's involved with making your car work correctly. Believe it or not, this is a GOOD thing. Compared to the old way of doing things, computers are MUCH more reliable and accurate. If your mechanic wants to replace the computer in your car, chances are that he's wrong. 99% of the time, the problem is caused by a problem in the wiring or in one of the sensors that feeds data TO the computer that's acting up. The problem is, most mechanics aren't very good at checking those sensors. The computer is one of the most expensive parts of the car,...