Rambling With Flashcards

November 20, 2015 0

We recently upped the ante on our nightly single sight word flashcard routine. After recognizing the word on the card before him the boy has […]

Time… According to a Child

April 3, 2015 0

     How amazing it must be to have no concept of time? How liberating. Plotting our sons growth alongside the chart of mankind’s evolution, […]

His First Joke

November 11, 2014 0

For the first time in his life he has come up with something funny. Months later he still calls back to it. And it is […]

On Father’s Day

June 12, 2014 0

  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

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 […]

The Storks are Nesting

September 25, 2013 1

I just turned 39 and I may have begun nesting. I suppose this typically happens before the child is born but maybe since having him […]

Though We May Not Share Blood

July 24, 2013 3

Since his birth in 2010, I’ve wondered when we would start seeing our traits in him. Without the blood bond biological children share with their […]

Watching the Wheels in Motion

June 5, 2013 0

“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 […]

We Tried to Sell Our College

March 21, 2013 0

It’s been twenty years since I was a college student and I returned this past weekend as an alumni to preach the airline life. These […]

Being a Pilot is Ruining Me

January 31, 2013 1

I’m not gonna go into all the obvious hazards of flying likes skin cancer, alcoholism, divorce and controlled flight into terrain. Those have been covered […]

Yes, Here Comes the Story of the Hurricane

October 31, 2012 0

In Florida, before man made global climate change, we had hurricane drills in grade school. We’d learn where the best place to hide was and how to skin, cook and eat alligator.

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

October 9, 2012 1

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

“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.

The Best Camera Is the One You Have With You

August 23, 2012 0

I’ve been compiling clips from the almost three years of cellphone video’s taken since birth. Here is the result up to the present, a few months shy of his third birthday.

I May Be A Jedi Now

July 17, 2012 1

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

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 […]

My Feet Were Fish Food

June 26, 2012 0

I sat with my bare feet dangling into a tank training a few hundred recently imported Chinese flesh eating fish to not only welcome my […]

Six Pound Challenge – Failed!

February 25, 2012 4

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.

Breakfast Flashcards

February 19, 2012 0

Breakfast today… oatmeal with wheat toast and a cup of milk mixed with some Sesame Street Beginner Words flashcards. For the record, I stacked the […]

He is Chasing Planes Around Already

September 1, 2011 0

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?”

My Days are now in Song

June 10, 2011 1

I’ve been home for too long and apparently have had too few conversations with adults. I’ve been off for a few weeks and have spent […]

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