Category Archives: Life in General

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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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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