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I Got to ‘Put My Hands Under Mike Webster’s Butt!’

In the early 2000’s I was honored to speak at an Air Force Flight Surgeon’s Course at Brooks AFB, TX.  The topic of my presentation was, “How do pilots hide their drinking from Flight Surgeons.”  (Spoiler Alert:  We lie to … Continue reading

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Re-Engaging!

Over the past 18 months, or so, I have been remiss in writing.  There has been SO MUCH that has transpired.  I met a wonderful woman, began an exciting courtship, bought an RV, began a MAJOR home renovation, got married … Continue reading

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Would You Happen to Have a Magazine?

I was the Flight Commander of “B” Flight, the ‘Beavers,’ in the 560th FTS in the Fall of 1982.  My Assistant Flight Commander, Capt. Dave F., and his wife decided to host a “house-warming” party one Friday night.  Their house … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Fly 3 Times that Day…

I was talking in the hallway to a few Captains one morning when the squadron commander (the 560th FTS/CC) came up to us.  At that time I was the “Special Assistant to the DO (Director of Operations), Number 2.  Lt. … Continue reading

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Feeling the Love…

As a Father I wasn’t ‘always there’ for the kids.  No excuses, my choices – at the time. However, ‘alcoholism’ – probably an explanation. I always wanted to be a Father; to show my Dad that you didn’t have to … Continue reading

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My Friend R.

Last night I received a call from my friend R. I met R. at Northwest Airlines in 1990 – ’91 or so, and I liked him right away.  We just ‘clicked’ and our friendship continued to grow over the years. … Continue reading

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Just Thinking…

I want to live my ‘next life’ backwards: – You start out dead and get that out of the way first. – Then you wake up in a nursing home, feeling better every day. – Then you get kicked out … Continue reading

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No “Boots On the Ground” in Iraq!

Okay, now it all makes sense to me! I saw Chuck Hagel, SecDef, on the news this morning, declaring once again that there are not, nor will there be, any American “boots on the ground” in Iraq.  And this just … Continue reading

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The BratBase – A Concept

And, what about a “BratBase?”  A place where Military Brats could visit to relive the experiences of their youth?  ‘Reveille’ in the morning, ‘Retreat’ at 1700 hours followed by ‘Taps’ at 2200 hours.  The lullabies of our youth…  And of … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the … Continue reading

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