The crew and I arrived yesterday in Bangalore to the most unusual welcome.
Starting with my first visit in 2011, I’ve been to India six or seven times, each time using the same five-year, multiple-entry, tourist visa I got in 2011. Each time has been as part of the crew of a non-commercial, private flight. (no charter or ticket paying passengers or cargo involved).
This time was different. Continue reading
It’s never “time” for a woman president.
It never has been and it never will be.
Just like it never was “time” for a black president, an Asian president, a Hispanic president, a gay president, a Native American president, or a transgender president.
Or a white president.
EVERY NEEDLESS DEATH IS A TRAGEDY.
It is not the purpose of this article to imply that one who dies in a car accident, from heart disease, or is killed by a criminal is any more or less dead, or their loss is any more or less tragic for their families, regardless of their age, than Continue reading
A “Bucket List” of things we’d like to experience or accomplish before we depart this life for whatever comes next.
One of those items on my bucket list is to earn an Amateur Radio (AKA “Ham Radio”) license.
It started when I was about ten years old. We lived across the street from the Whites, Tammy, Tony, Rick, and Brian. Their mom was a nice lady and a hard-working single mom.
Rick was a year older than I was, Brian was the youngest a few years younger than me, Tony was a couple years older than Rick, and Tammy was the oldest.
Although Rick and I were closest in age and he was a good friend, the White Boys sort of came as a package. Tony had just recently earned his “Novice” Ham Radio License and for Christmas, from his Grandfather I think, he was given a Hi Frequency (HF aka “short wave”) radio kit, an HW-16 by Heathkit. It wasn’t long before Tony had the radio built and a long wire “dipole” antenna strung out Continue reading
We’ll shop a bit, gorge ourselves on ribs, walk around, and then sit in front of our favorite little cubicle sized coffee shop called, “Okay Okay Cafe” and watch the people go by.
And their dogs…
It’s popular for people to take their dogs to CDC to walk around “socializing” and other visitors are treated to a wide variety of canine breeds and a broad spectrum of human IQ’s.
We were amused when we started seeing humans Continue reading