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Here we go. Turkey day is over and Santa is on the way. One week ago, we stuffed ourselves with every fatty concoction known to man. And we enjoyed it. Now we’re planning for the Christmas feast with just as much vigor. When it’s all over we’…

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It’s that time of year. Did you remember to set your bathroom scales back 15 pounds for Thanksgiving Week? I gained 12 pounds in a weekend. Yo…

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I’ve often written about Thanksgiving but this time I wanted to do something different. The COVID-19 pandemic is nearing a year. No one knows …

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That is the question that comes up around my house this time of year. Should we put up our Christmas tree before or after Thanksgiving?

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2020 will be remembered for more than we want to remember including the painful November 3, election. Our country was already suffering from t…

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Brad and I didn’t get over our excitement of flying in two P-51 Mustangs before I got an email from Stallion 51. They could send the training …

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The Sun is shining today and will rise tomorrow. For more years than we know the Sun has followed this same pattern.

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This weekend I watched Bad Moms. It’s a 2016 comedy about an overachieving mom who takes a break, makes her kids mad at her and ends up in tro…

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Brad and I have known each other almost 50 years.  We met in college. We worked at the local airport together. We both became pilots. We’ve ow…

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Fall is here - even if it doesn’t feel like it. Never mind the near 80-degree temps: I’m buying into the earthy colors, big sweaters, and pants.

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I voted absentee! Happy Days are here again. Don’t have to listen to all those political ads that are hitting the airways. My vote has been ca…

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A few years ago I came across a stimulating food fact and I wrote about in a column. This is an update. The Facebook food fact post was about …

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Talked with my old friend Neal Anderson the other day. Neal is a former classmate and football teammate as well as a fellow banker. We have kn…

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How have we become so intolerant of diversity? Have you said the words “how can they be so stupid” when referring to a view outside of your ow…

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My friend Billy Holden has a 1957 Chevrolet. As you would expect, Billy is a really cool guy. Air Force veteran, pilot, car collector and now …

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When you have a mission, nothing will stop you from completing it. The military is famous for it but there are local heroes that fight for cau…

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The Headline reads: Blue Devils Rip Porter-Gaud 79-51. That’s from 1969. My team lost. Still: it’s the best game I had in my high school baske…

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This is the same thing I talk about all the time. You know I’m a big fan of the saying, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single st…

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Those who predict future violent events could be viewed as lofty. For example, in 1991, a pair of scholars predicted a great calamity called t…

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Got to see a video of the Reno Air Races the other day. It was just a short 3-minute clip of the Bronze T-6 Races. I was on the crew of the 2n…

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Man! I found some television channels the other day. I call it the Psycho Channel. It seems like every show has Psycho in the title. They don’…

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This is the same thing I talk about all the time. You know I’m a big fan of the saying, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single st…

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It seems every single time I find something I really like it disappears. A few years ago Sonic introduced a Valentine’s Day shake that was jam…

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My flying lessons are going great. There is so much to learn but I am making some progress. I usually come early for my lessons. If I’m early …

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My favorite season is just around the corner. September 2, is the first day of dove season and the SgtMaj and I are already organizing our equ…

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It’s June 25, 1970. I’m taking my first official flight lesson with Mr. Huggins. I’m 18 and confident. I’m not your average fool. I’ve played …

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I was talking to a friend the other day and he asked me the oddest question. He asked me if The News had a printing press underneath the build…

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You can’t know what you don’t know. This introductory flight had me all fired up about learning to fly. Well, how do you go about getting flyi…

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This month I learned to fly 50 years ago! Like everyone, I don’t know where the time went. You do have to read about it though.

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Every January, then sometime in spring, and again in fall, we attempt to get back on track. You know, making changes “for a better me.” Well, …

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In less than a month I will have been flying 50 years. I soloed for the first time in August of 1970. It’s hard to believe that all that time …

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Following the advice from the song, “Don’t worry, be happy” isn’t as easy as it sounds, especially during the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s even …

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I’ve taken a liking to Joker, a movie about a man who descends into madness with the help of his brain injury and his environment. For most of…

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Hey, have you heard this story? A woman is on her front porch listening to a crow cawing. There is another sound and she wonders what kind of …

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Happy 4th of July. Who doesn’t love a parade?  I was watching a Parade this 4th of July. Several guys were standing nearby and the talk starte…