Category Archives: Life in General

VJ Day + 70

Today, seventy years ago, Japan surrendered. There followed a cosmic sigh in the universe and peace enveloped world for the first time in many years. Photographers around the world shot photographs, which would later become iconic; my favorite is of … Continue reading

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Finally!

I have not been blogging, because of work with my publishing company. I have been editing projects, organizing workflow, marketing, and giving advice to many would be authors and finally, after seven years in the business, finally got around to … Continue reading

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150 Years

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the most devastating war America has ever fought. On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee signed the instrument of surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and General Ulysses S. Grant accepted the … Continue reading

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Does It Matter?

The year is ending and the world has changed. We are moving from 2014 to 2015 and the changes that are taking place are, for the most part, wonderful. However, some of what is going on is not so wonderful. … Continue reading

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Coming to America

Sometimes, my mind will drift back to the 1950s. What an exciting time! We were in Cuba and it was during the time Castro was fighting Batista. At first, my father was happy Castro prevailed, but then we fled. He … Continue reading

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Learning and Age

I remember back through time, to the point in my life when I had most of it before me. I was only 18 and just starting to learn how to fly. It was exciting and that first summer out of … Continue reading

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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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