Hello Summer! Abundant Simplicity, Calm, and “Stories” To Delight

“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, one would think that the seasons, including summer, would all blend together.  While my time is more flexible, it […]

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 […]

What Is Fear And How To Beat It

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. — Georgia O’Keeffe What Is Fear?  Whether we are aware of it or not, all of us deal with it daily in some form or another.  It comes in many […]

How And Why To Be Aware Of Personal Assets

 Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale In my post about hard decisions, I discussed a personal struggle impacting my career as an air traffic control trainee. The knowledge and skills developed were […]

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 […]

Home Coming And Reverse Culture Shock

“Blessed will you be when you come in (home), and blessed will you be when you go out..” Deut 28:6 Recently during my morning quiet time, I was reading through some BLOGs and articles, from a particular ministry we are connected with.  Suddenly, I found myself in tears.  The series I was reading came from […]

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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. […]

Pencils, Husbands and The Stonebridge

G. K. Chesterton observed, “We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders.” Recently my husband and I went to a local meeting of the Kansas Policy Institute and Bastiat Society.  We are not members of either, but go occasionally as guests.  There are some great speakers and the room is always […]

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 […]