Is it better to be lucky than good? How do you know which one determines your fate - the effect after the cause, the wingbeats of angels scattering the pages of notes from a college course on probability statistics, the third law of thermodynamics? God or dice? My friend Kim dodged the big one Friday night. The big sleep, the expresslane to St Peter’s Truck and Soul Stop. She was driving her Toyota 4Runner on I-90 near Ellensburg, on her way to a long weekend on the San Juans with a friend, when something terrible happened. She heard a loud metallic breaking noise under the Toyota’s front end followed by airbag deployment at 75 mph. Kim instantly lost control of her vehicle; it hit the soft shoulder and spun around and around until it launched itself off the road, through the air and down a hillside -- Rainbow Sparkle Pony Angel/The Unbearable Bobness of Being.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.