Automotive / Las Vegas / Travel

Unexpected delight & disappointment: 2012 North American International Auto Show and 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

I know everyone is anxious to talk about the big “Mahler Project” that the Los Angeles Philharmonic is putting on, but before I do this, I must digress.  While music is a huge interest of mine — certainly the biggest one that applies to this blog —  I have many others as evidenced on the menu … Continue reading


Ford initial quality takes a dive; no one is surprised by this, right?

J. D. Power and Associates (JDPA) released the 2011 results of their much-watched Initial Quality Study (IQS).  The noteworthy findings are: Lexus has the fewest problems of any brand in the industry.  The leading seller of luxury vehicles in the US won highest-quality awards in every segment in which they were eligible, with ES, GS, GX, … Continue reading