Author Archives: Joe Clark

New Portrait

Sometimes we are resistant to change. Frequent readers will recognize that I changed the banner above.  It is something I have been meaning to do for a while.  The old photograph was long overdue for changing.  So now I’m using … Continue reading

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Oak Trees

Often I have said, “I am busier than a one-legged sailor in an ass-kicking contest.” It is not an excuse; it is merely one reason I have not been writing as often as I should. There has been a lot … Continue reading

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As Arnold said, “I’ll Be Back!”

Hello, again.  I have been away up from writing for a while.  I had a few things going on in life that prevented me from writing.  As Arnold said, I am back. Those things keeping me away from putting words … Continue reading

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One Man’s Story

Every now and then, things happen in the universe that are sometimes difficult to explain. Such is the case with Ed Jackel. During World War II, Jackel served as an infantryman who went to Europe shortly after the D-Day Invasion. … Continue reading

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Engine Failure on Takeoff

Last night one of my former students from a long time ago hosted a pilot get together on zoom.com. He had a great turnout and the theme of his meeting dealt with engine failure on takeoff. He led a discussion … Continue reading

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A Blog for the Young

Youth is a wonderful thing, but there are some aspects of it that are scary. For example, inexperience can lead to situations from which a youthful person may end up in a place from which recovery might be difficult. There … Continue reading

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Experience

How did I get here? Many times, I must ask myself, am I a writing pilot, or a flying writer? When I was in second grade, just getting a handle on reading, I remember standing in the hallway of our … Continue reading

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“A Soldier’s Trust”

There’s no question we need to remember our history. We are a nation of 330 million people and a very small percentage of our population served in the military. An even smaller percentage fought in any war. Those who are … Continue reading

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I Wish I Had Shot More Photos

I have not been writing over the past year. This was due to many reasons, including the death of my wife, teaching, house hunting and moving closer to my university, fixing up a new house, running the publishing business, and … Continue reading

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It Finally Happened

I knew this day was coming. This is the first year that paper books sold and eBook sales reached parity in our company in one year. In the time since we began producing eBooks, our hard copy sales were always … Continue reading

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