Low Pass

Today, on CNN, I heard a story about a tourist flight that crashed in Alaska. The pilot apparently flew into a mountain. How that happened is anybody's guess at the moment. As a Pilot, flying into something is always on your mind when you cannot see anything out of ...

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My First Best Friend

I got some sad news yesterday. My first best friend, William L. Berry, died last April from an aneurysm. I was in the middle of trying to reconnect with him, and got this message through a Facebook connection I made a few months ago. We just missed sharing some of ...

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Mountain Biking

Since my cancer adventure started I have had two surgeries requiring skin grafts to cover the damage they were doing to my face. I never realized my legs were actually tissue farms for just this kind of situation. Anyway, I now have two long scars on my legs (one on ...

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Texas Flooding

Boy, I wish I knew how to swim!

I took lessons many years ago, but never really mastered the skill. I sink to the bottom and walk to shore!

For the last few weeks, Texas has been wet. That weird stuff falling from the sky is totally unnatural in Texas ...

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Dad

Today is April, 15. Tax Day! It was also my father's birthday, and guess what his profession was. Yep! Accountant! We never celebrated his birthday on his birthday. He was too busy getting tax forms finalized for all of his friends. I remember many a trip to the local ...

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This Screwed Up World

This morning I got up as I usually do, and switched on HLN to see what was going on in the world today. Yesterday was pretty bad, with the shooting at a Community College in North Carolina, and another police-related shooting in Arizona consuming most of the air-time. There was ...

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Water

Cheryl loves water. We moved to Austin, Texas in part to get her closer to water. She was born and raised in the middle of Nebraska. I tell folks that if you cut out a cardboard map of the United Stated and balance it on a pin, that would be ...

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Hurry Up and Wait

Note

Today is Easter Sunday! I hope you took time off to attend your local church and find out why we celebrate this day! Then, spent some time with your family reflecting on those events from 2000 years ago.

Sitting in a small room. A blue accent wall is in ...

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Re-Arming Texas

Note

Based on events that happened on April 13, I add a bit to the end of this article.

OK, admit it. If you are a guy, at some point in your life you strapped on a toy six-shooter and played cowboy from the "Old West". You pretended to shoot ...

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Update on Artificial Eyes

It has been about three weeks since I started wearing this new eye on a daily basis, and I am getting used to it! Better than that, no one is noticing it. I first thought I would get a lot of attention, but what really happened was that folks forgot ...

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