Meet Minerva One, my new Mazda

Longtime readers and followers of my life know I have had a contentious relationship with my 2002 Dodge Neon. Far far out of the mainstream, and no longer reliable, I have been trapped and pent for months in the Twin Cities.

Today, I took the plunge and bought a new car. Specifically, a Mazda 3. Her name is Minerva One

Minerva One

Minerva One

Minerva One

So where did the name come from?

The Neon had a name once upon a time, when I was young and foolish. I got rid of that name, but never renamed her.

Several names competed as I looked over and decided on a Mazda. Given my untrustworthy Romanophilic tendencies, a Greco Roman name
was practically obligatory. So when I picked the reflex blue (blue grey/steel) one, Minerva floated to the top.

Why Minerva *One*? Well, especially compared to the Neon, my new car IS like a spacecraft. So Minerva One she is.

I hope to have many adventures with her, and share them with you

Minerva One