Category Archives: Life in General

The Dawn of Orion

I always start work early and today was no exception. My wife could not sleep and got up in the middle of the night to watch TV in the living room. Where, of course, she fell asleep. I awoke before … Continue reading

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Life After Death

We are all going to die sometime. I remember a lieutenant commander in the ready room mentioning something about dying “young and leaving a good-looking corpse.” There is a lot of bravado in ready rooms throughout the fleet, in alert … Continue reading

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Opting Out

I have been waiting for a while for this to happen. I knew eventually it would. And last week, it finally did – I have been the victim of identity theft. I have to tell you – I was really … Continue reading

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It’s Not About the Flying, It’s About Relationships

We fly. There are many reasons we fly. We fly for enjoyment, to learn new things, to travel, to have fun, to sight see, and more. But the most important thing about the flying really has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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November 11

I have not been blogging lately, due to a family illness. That situation is quickly resolving, so I will again start posting more regularly. * * * Today is November 11. Veterans Day. For those who served, it is a day … Continue reading

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Dreams of Making Millions

Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit? Do you sometimes sit around with your calculator and wonder just how much money you could make? Do you have the vision of working for yourself? Are you one of those who realize working … Continue reading

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Labor Day

We have arrived at another Labor Day. This one is 2014 years A.D. How did we get here? Since we have been recording time, how have we managed to make it all the way to this day? After all, there … Continue reading

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A Stand Up Man

It is hard to believe Robin Williams is gone. The man was positively brilliant! Many would never believe Mork from “Mork and Mindy” fame would go on to become an Oscar-winning actor. But that is exactly what Williams did. His … Continue reading

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Got Student Loans?

June. It is a fine time of the year. It is a time for Father’s Day and graduation. The fathers probably pretty well have it figured out. The graduates, on the other hand, may be still working on it. Congratulations, though, … Continue reading

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Pilots and Weather

We’re sitting in the hospital waiting room while waiting for my mother-in-law to come out of surgery. We sit watching the news about tornadoes and flooding in Tampa. As I watch the satellite and radar images of the weather, my … Continue reading

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