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Scarfing Doublers – Intriguing New Vocabulary For Aircraft Building

You can’t build up a vocabulary if you never meet any new words.  – Rudolf Flesch and Abraham Lass   Each time I find myself in a new experience realm intriguing new vocabulary appears.  For this new amateur airplane builder, each time my EAA Chapter workgroup gathers around the chapter biplane project, an adventure ensues: learning curves, applied physics, […]

Three Key Lessons From The Virus – Efficiency- Rest – Gratitude

“I can see how, gradually, I began choosing efficiency over everything. Even the things that I knew deep in my bones were worthy of my time” – Joanna Gaines – Magnolia Journal – Spring 2021 As I was recovering from my COVID encounter in August, I learned three key lessons.  This occurred as I took […]

I Just Want To Write! Some Observations and Rants From A Determined Creative

Write what should not be forgotten. – Isabel Allende As a determined creative, this BLOG began with a simple premise:  to capture story in four themes that have occurred over the 65 plus years of my life:  Family, Foundations, Flight, and Faith, and share them on this platform. Giving Lost Stories A Voice…is my tagline.  […]

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Reflections On 9/11 – Hope Twenty Years After Devastation And Betrayal

It was the advent of the second plane, sharking in low over the Statue of Liberty: that was the defining moment. Until then, America thought she was witnessing nothing more serious than the worst aviation disaster in history; now she had a sense of the fantastic vehemence ranged against her … For those thousands in […]

Laying Our Loved Ones To Rest With Honor And Dignity

“The first night in Morotai, the Japanese sent over a bomber on the north end of the island.  The next day we went out and dug a deeper foxhole.”  – Lt. Joseph F. Cullen, Personal Diary My husband went to rent a car for a trip to the west coast.  The occasion:  A memorial service […]

Three Lessons To Employ When It All Falls Apart – Fly The Plane!

I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all. – Solomon Some principles are timeless and work across […]

August Is A Flying Flower Dance Party At This Beautiful Home Garden

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly. –  Barbara Haines Howett Robert Frost called the butterfly a Flying Flower.  The why is on full display late summer at Maison Steinbuchel:  it is Butterfly Season.  I confess I cultivate plants that make these beauties happy, but they are not fussy:  […]

Fascinating Read: In Search of God and Guinness, Stephen Mansfield

“I do not know when I became a lover of history”. – In Search of God and Guinness,  by Stephen Mansfield.  A few years ago, I read the book, In Search of God and Guinness,  by Stephen Mansfield.  Introducing the book, Mr. Mansfield makes the statement “I do not know when I became a lover of history”.  The […]

The Unique And Sacred Trust Stewarding A Historic Landmark Home

“For you have in your possession a unique and sacred trust. Guard it well.” — B. J. Palmer We set aside Wednesday mornings to tend the gardens.  This was an almost everyday task during the growing seasons, however, these days reliable and hard-working help eases the load.  Thus, in three to four hours, we get about twenty […]