Category Archives: Teaching

Polishing Stones

I have a friend who is an expert at polishing rocks, pebbles, and stones. People from all walks of life bring him their found nuggets. The stone-polisher takes them and decides if they are worthy. If they are, he will … Continue reading

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Anniversary

Today marks the one-year anniversary since starting this blog. Gotta tell ya, it’s been a helluva a great ride! And to think it was all influenced and started by Ardis and I watching a movie about cooking (Julie & Julia). My … Continue reading

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Climb Speeds

Aircraft have different climbing speeds.  One is appropriate for getting the aircraft up to altitude as quickly as possible and the other is for gaining the most altitude in the least amount of lateral distance.  There is another speed, referred … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property Rights

An interesting thing is happening in Hollywood.  They are complaining about the piracy of their movies and their intellectual property.  Oh, by the way, these same people believe everything in life, particularly other’s intellectual property, should be free.  However, not … Continue reading

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The Most Powerful Force …

I am working on a book for young people to help them acclimate to life after high school. This is an excerpt from that project. If you have a son, daughter, niece, or nephew in this age group, this may … Continue reading

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Taking Pride in Your Writing

I am amazed when reading some of the missives written today. Sometimes, I think English teachers have failed all of America, but then again, maybe not. Maybe the electronic devices we use today have warped our brains, keeping us from … Continue reading

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Writers Eloquently Insulting Each Other

In order to sell books or magazine articles with regularity, writers should write simply.  In using Microsoft Word, one feature the software has is a spelling and grammar check, which reports the reading level of a document.  I have often … Continue reading

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Low and Slow

Nothing is better and more fun than flying low and slow across the country.  Particularly in an airplane with an engine that turns at a low rpm in cruise.  It gives an all new meaning to the term “cross-county.”  Hit … Continue reading

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The Art of Climbing

Getting to altitude involves more than crawling into an airplane, starting the engine, and pointing the nose up.  Pilots must consider many aspects factoring into the initial climb and the following ascent to cruise altitude.  Some of these include the … Continue reading

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Stretching It

Following on the heels of yesterday’s blog, I need to let you know how to “stretch it.”  Now, let me explain: I am not talking about stretching a glide or your gas supply.  What I am referring to is getting … Continue reading

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