|What would Wordbones say?|
The sight should have sparked some witty observation about Teslas and vegan restaurants, but it just made me miss Wordbones again.
Dennis Lane died five months ago, and I still find myself wanted to email him or read the Tales of Two Cities blog that he wrote under the nickname "Wordbones." Dennis used to post about cars that he had spotted. Quick photographs and stories about convertibles or historic rides that he had happened across.
Dennis joked once about a BMV delivering pizza, and I know that he would have enjoyed two luxury cars driven to Clarksville so their owners could enjoy upscale food without burning gasoline or eating meat
I don't care about cars. I drive a plastic box on wheels. But I really did care about Dennis, even though I met him fewer than 10 times. In a year when lots of wonderful things have happened, I wanted to note that we all lost Dennis last May. Newspapers are dying, and we're losing the professionals who used to tell stories and keep watch on the powerful. If we're lucky, people like Dennis will fill their place.