Ground School Lesson #1 or “Once More Unto The Breach, Dear Friends, Once More”

Last night was the first night of ground school classes. I arrived to the class early, which is as rare as burning bushes that talk to you. If you could survey all my teachers and college professors you’d get a consensus that early to class isn’t part of my skill set. I promptly made friends with the guy with the iPhone, Jim. Jim is a gregarious guy who has already flown two lessons in the aircraft. I didn’t know you … Continue reading

Flight Lesson Prelude #1 or “A Crash Course in Aviation”

On Saturday, I took the first step toward the fulfillment of a lifelong goal. I plunked down the credit card and have committed myself to a flight training program which will lead to a private pilot’s license. The collection of books is bigger and heavier than Rosie O’Donnell’s butt! Yikes! Wish me luck! … Continue reading

How I spent my Alumni Weekend

The trip began innocuously enough. I headed out on schedule, stopped by the Safeway to get some soda, beer, condiments and chips for the Saturday party I was hosting. I picked up my seven long-sleeved business shirts from the cleaners, light starch. I climbed into the RV and proceeded northbound on I-95 happy as the proverbial clam. Traffic was a little heavy for what one would expect from a Thursday night, and as I got closer and close to Maryland, … Continue reading