Monthly Archives: October 2012

Armando!

As so often at the airlines, after level-off on the first leg, we – the guys up front – would begin to get to know each other.  Usually things like; Where are you from?  Where do you live?  What did … Continue reading

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“Look Out My Window?”

I was hired at Northwest Airlines in Jan. 1989.  Initially I was thrilled to be working at NWA.  Flying was a “skill set” that just seemed to come to me, and on ’89 I felt I was “set” for the … Continue reading

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Beverly

I have mentioned Beverly – Bev – several times now in my posts.  Probably a good time now, to introduce you to her… I met Bev in Sept/Oct of 1994 at an AA meeting: The Bowling Green Water Tower Meeting.  … Continue reading

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The Unholy Trinity: The Takeaway

So what do I take away from all this – my ‘Unholy Trinity?” First and foremost of all, I am so very, very blessed – in spite of myself!  I could have taken a different “path” with any one of … Continue reading

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The Unholy Trinity: Resolution – Flying

I was devastated when I was tossed out of the ROTC flying program.  I felt like a “second-class” citizen – especially being so “gung-ho” for my first 3 years of ROTC.  Because I had already been enrolled in FIP, I … Continue reading

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The Unholy Trinity: Resolution – Dear Ole Dad

Resolving ‘Dear Ole Dad’ took a bit more time and effort… The last time I saw Dear Ole Dad was in August 1992.  I had gone to San Antonio specifically to confront him about his behavior over the years toward … Continue reading

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The Unholy Trinity: Resolution – Sandy

Oh hell, I was so in love with Sandy.  The “love of my Life;” the One!  Then on 17 August 1967, at 1330 hours, it all came crashing down.  I was dumped! For years upon years every year, on August … Continue reading

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The “Unholy Trinity”

( My ‘mentor’ continues to encourage me to keep these posts shorter.  So, at his urging, I am going to break this thread into 4 parts.  The first will introduce the thread; the following 3 will discuss their eventual resolutions.) … Continue reading

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“Super?”

In early ’76, Lt. Col. Dick Hansen reported to the squadron (25thFTS) as our new commander.  Dick was an ‘energetic’ individual; always with a big smile and an ‘upbeat’ demeanor.  Upbeat to where it was contagious.  Refreshing. One of the … Continue reading

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I Can Live My Life, or, My ‘Story’…

A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend a ‘lifestyle workshop.’  One of the exercises was to take a facet of out lives – one that continues to trouble us – and write about it. We were given … Continue reading

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