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Air-Minded: a Shooting Star Photoblog

The American military’s T-Birds are all long retired, but many countries around the world still fly them. They may not be glamorous or fast, but they played an important role in the early jet age, and I write this post in tribute. [...]

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Air-Minded: Giant Arrows

A few weeks ago I posted an entry about Lindy lights, the light beacons that helped airmail pilots in the 1920s and 30s navigate at night. A friend sent me a link to another blogger’s post about early aerial navigation aids. Did you know that in addition to the beacon lights, there were also giant [...]

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Air-Minded: the Presentation

This is a placeholder until they send me the digitized tape of the F-15 presentation I gave to Pima Air & Space Museum volunteers and staff two weeks ago. It’s a PDF of my Powerpoint slides, sans notes and video (you’ll have to imagine my commanding presence and dulcet voice for now):

Here’s the video, [...]

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Mr. Woodford’s Lecture

I live to serve, and it’s time I got back to work. [...]

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Perigee Moon

That’s my excuse for neglecting the blog this week: the tidal pull on my cranial fluids. Well, that and our grandson’s visit, which is going swimmingly well. I mean that literally: we’ve spent more time in the water in one week than we normally do in an entire summer.

Speaking of perigee moons, here it [...]

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Tuesday Bag o’ Brains

You might think it’s a stretch to compare PowerPoint to the Catholic church, but you know how they say once a Catholic, always a Catholic? Yeah, it’s like that, apparently. [...]

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Thursday Bag o’ Godlessness

A friend visited last night and talked us into streaming a couple of episodes of Saving Grace, a cable TV series that ran from 2007 to 2010. We’d never seen it and our friend gave it rave reviews, so I found it on Amazon Prime and we settled in to watch. I loved the lead [...]

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Thursday Bag o’ Dementia

Donna saw me putting on my air museum shirt and pants yesterday and wished me a good morning at the zoo. Thus it begins, the slide toward senile dementia. It’s not Donna I’m worried about, it’s me: after dozing off while reviewing my museum notes I woke up to discover I was on Wikipedia, boning [...]

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