Calm Joyful Remembrance: Recall, Recount And Respond

Think only of the past as its (calm joyful) remembrance gives you pleasure. Jane Austen This weekend is Memorial Day in the United States.  This day of remembrance began after the civil war. Honor was expressed by decorating the graves of fallen soldiers.  In fact it was called Decoration Day even by my parents. It […]

Nancy Hancock-Cullen – My Bio

I am Nancy Hancock-Cullen, a retired Federal Aviation Air traffic controller, current private pilot and married 42 years to a wonderful guy.  We live in a 130 year old Victorian house; enjoy cats, vintage and classic anything and our precious friends scattered around the globe. In addition to flying and maintaining the airplane I inherited […]

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A Family Summer Picnic, A Castle And Providence

This weekend I will be joining my mother, her brother and members of three of the seven branches of my maternal grandfather’s siblings for a family picnic near Boise Idaho.  Sometime in the 40s or 50s three of  my grandfather’s six siblings moved from Kansas to this area so I only knew them by name. […]

Flight As A Stone In Life’s Bridge – About THE STONEBRDIGE

  Air traffic Control is easy until it gets hard. Then it gets very hard. The problem is, it can get very hard very easily. – Unknown There’s something just magical about flight. Period. – Graham Hawkes When one spends 34 years in an occupation as unique, challenging and wonderful as air traffic control, it never really […]

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Things I Did Not Know About Indonesia

I recently was given a great gift through the opportunity to serve on a project in the country of Indonesia, specifically the Provence of Papua.  The opportunity came up very fast and aside from a few minor logistical items, most of which were taken care of for me by the sponsoring organization, I was on my way in […]

Flaps – A Cullen Cat at Maison Steinbuchel

A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run – sit still and ignore him and he’ll come purring at your feet. – Helen Rowland We are cat people.  This was not always the case with me.  Oh, I had pets growing up but they were always outside pets, mostly dogs.  The […]

A Return to Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

This will re-publish as I make a return trip to Mission Aviation Fellowship -MAF.  This time I am staying for  a few days to volunteer in the fabrication shop.  I am excited.  Following is the background for this trip from a previous post. Many of the things that form our lives rest in the background. […]

Hospitality – Exploring The Foundations

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,  Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalms 91:1 The concept of hospitality has a much higher meaning than is commonly thought of today, at least in my part of the world.  Although the everyday application remains valid, it lacks the depth of its’ original intent. True […]

Hello Summer! Simplicity and Stones.

“If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper…”  ―Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited When one is retired from working as an employee, you would think that the seasons, including summer, would all blend together.  I have found that while my time […]