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Five Essential Factors To Gain Forward Motion – Getting Unstuck

“Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein It is time for forward motion.  We have cringed, sat quietly, and hidden far too long.  What better season to throw off the lethargy than the one of gratitude and thanksgiving.  It’s time for some common sense. Recently I […]

Patina – An Inspiring Powerful Revealing Of Life Story Indicator

Over time patina can appear as a green, a brown or a glaze on the surface of an object but it does much more than reveal Age – Patina  shows us the story of a life – magnolia journal spring 2021 I enjoy vintage and the character patina gives to an object.  Those of you who […]

Delightful Treasures Out Of Old And New

“Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.” Matthew 13:52 (KJV) Blending the old and new into attractive functional spaces can be a challenge, but when done […]

“Go With Aircoupe – The Plane That is Going Places”

“Go With Aircoupe – The Plane That is Going Places” – Headline From Ad in 1961 Flying Magazine I own a 1961 Forney Aircoupe inherited from my father.  Along with the sheer joy of taking off, leaving the two-dimensional earthbound realm, this little red and white plane abounds with stories. Recently I was contacted via […]

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 […]