On Father’s Day

June 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

  I used to give lip service on Fathers Day. Cards were sent and thanks was given and the love was spread around as abundantly […]

Eat, Sleep, Fly

May 28, 2014 // 11 Comments

Sometimes people ask me what it’s like to be a pilot. “Wow, that must be so cool! I bet you’re really smart. You must have […]

Watching the Wheels in Motion

June 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

“In our personal lives, also, we journey from ignorance to knowledge. Our individual growth reflects the advancement of the species.” Carl Sagan Watching Judah’s brain […]

Eight Years Ago We Wed – Since Then, I Became an Adult

October 9, 2012 // 1 Comment

For years now (more than a decade of them) a friend and I have been playing the “who’s the first to become an adult game”. It started in college and was simply a game that would define the moment when you became a man. You entered adulthood when you bought frames for your posters or purchased a box spring for your mattress were common life changing events of the time.

It’s My Potty, You Can Cry If You Want To

September 14, 2012 // 1 Comment

“The rules are pretty simple… Tell me when you have to go potty and we will go potty. Got it?”
I say this at 8am feeling confident I’m gonna crank out potty training today. Boot camp style. Let’s do this.

I ask him again if he understands the rules.
“Yeah.” He says.
He says “yeah” to pretty much everything these days.

I May Be A Jedi Now

July 17, 2012 // 1 Comment

And this… was the coolest moment… of my life. The coolest (actually, the only cool) thing I have ever said spontaneously.

To Goa With Love

June 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

With the luxury of non revenue travel also comes the joy of spontaneous adventure. Our trip to India would begin with either a flight from […]

Six Pound Challenge – Failed!

February 25, 2012 // 4 Comments

In high school… I could eat! I was a growing boy. I was always hungry and never gained weight. I was invincible. Or so I thought. There was (maybe still is) a restaurant in Tampa that offered a six pound challenge. Ninetysix ounces of beef for the willing. Eat it all and the table eats for free. I rolled in there with my family like owned the place. I was so confident I even took a date! The whole family gathered around to watch… they ordered what they wanted because surely we’d all be eating for free.

He is Chasing Planes Around Already

September 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

Judah has the aviation bug… already he has begun chasing planes around. I’ve been doing it for as long as I can remember. Specifically, it may have started when I was single digits sitting in my fathers office watching people fly RC airplanes in a field across the street. The obsession culminated during many summers at Space Camp not learning about poison ivy like most kids.
It’s a common question in the cockpit during a round of self loathing. “Are you going to encourage your kids to work for the airlines?”

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