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October 24, 2012

Hey Ya’ll


Just some quick links for some blogs that have caught my eye in the last few weeks.

This blog is run by a nice lady named Patti. On thanksgiving their family tradition is to write some thoughts/blessings on paper then put them in a hat. They pass the hat around and read them out loud. That is cool tradition and no Mom, I don’t want to start doing this. It seems that her oldest son will be missing his first Thanksgiving this year. He joined the Marines and will be unable to gather with the family. Patti is collecting comments on her blog for her son and those comments will be added to the hat. If you have time send her son and family a quick thanks.

This maybe the only person more sarcastic than I am in the world.  Great take on the debates and election. Read at your own risk.

Former Delta Captain Harrison Jones has some great thoughts about the Air France airplane that crashed last year. He speaks specifically about one of the crew but the lesson applies to all of us.

Evan Sanders has to be the most positive person in the world. If you are a little down and need a kick in the backside to get you going, hit this link.

Aaron Provost is an amazing artist and a veteran of Iraq. I am pestering him for a Herc picture. I am not sure who his pilot was when he took this ride.

“Soon after, I headed in country myself on a roller coaster ride of a flight on board a C130 transport. The hard drop to earth and subsequent g-forces necessary as long exposure to the Baghdad skyline at low altitudes invited unsavory elements of the local populace to take liberties with various sized weapons and mortars.”

Sounds like it was Scotty L. or Billy G. I know it wasn’t Morgan F. or Mike O. because they could find chicken wings and eating those were much more important than evading missiles. I am sure it wasn’t me because I flew it like an airline, smooth and easy. Ha Ha. Maybe it was that Captain Bill Rimes fellow?


Finally there are thousands of people who are getting ready to start the National Novel Writing Month competition. NaNoWriMo is the abbreviation. The point is that each person has 30 days to write 50,000 words. It is between 2,000 to 3,000 words a day. If you know anyone who is going to attempt this, tell them good luck and you are proud of them. This is the equivalent of running a marathon for a writer.


I am not entering this contest. I am still working on the contest of one novel in two years.  Speaking of that, I have eleven good chapters of about twenty in the re-write. Hopefully, by Thanksgiving I will have it finished and will be ready to move onto phase two.


Thanks to everyone for reading.

From → friends

  1. You’ve been busy. Thanks for sharing.

    • It has been a busy couple of weeks. I am going back to work next week so I will be able to relax and hopefully knock out a couple more chapters.

      Hope all is well in the South Pacific!

  2. Icabu permalink

    I’ll have to read Aaron Provost – had one of those ‘rolly coaster’ Herc rides myself. We had a K9 force on board and the dogs got sick – YUK!! Sounds like something Capt. Bill would do …

    Thanks for the info.

    • Check out his stuff. He is gifted.

      For the record, I never got a dog sick although I did make a bad guy poop himself.

      • Icabu permalink

        LOL! Good deal with the baddie. We were on a jump ride and when the light went green those dogs pulled the humans out the door – they’d had enough.

  3. Cool, so you jumped with the dog? That is a great story and would love to read it.

    • Icabu permalink

      No, I didn’t. Our RED HORSE group jumped with pallets that had to survive (a graded test). The K9 force’s DZ was before ours, used the same Herc to conserve fuel and time. The dogs were pro, their humans just learning. Our pallets survived (so did we, and the dogs). The dogs seemed to enjoy jumping more than the wild ride.

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