Author Archives: Joe Clark

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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Progress

Sometimes progress is very welcome, sometimes, not. When things are modified, no matter what those “things” might be, sometimes it is good, sometimes, not so much. WordPress made some changes that made the job of writing blogs much easier for … Continue reading

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The Loss of the Buffalo Gal

Last night I had a long conversation with my sister-in-law, Kay. We talked about the “coincidences” in life which defied explanation. There are so many instances and events in each of our lives bordering on the unbelievable. Then I woke … Continue reading

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This Morning

Every April 18 when I wake up in the morning, I immediately think of a particular group of 80 men who seemingly did the impossible. If not for them, this world as we know it today might not be. Of … Continue reading

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It Seems As If Only Yesterday

It is the start of the new term. It is difficult to believe it is the Spring 2018 term. As part of the introduction to my classes, I used a scene from the movie, “The Dead Poets Society.” It was … Continue reading

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