The Fighter Pilot Who Almost Shot Himself Down

Posted by on Jul 26, 2010 | No Comments

We’ve all shot ourselves in the foot. My own two feet are covered with the scars of many self inflicted wounds. But one of my friends topped that when he almost shot down his own fighter plane in 1951. John Robertson started the Korean War flying the P-51 Mustang and later transitioned to the F-80 […]

Oh No, My Dad’s a Project Manager

Posted by on Jul 21, 2010 | No Comments

What happens when a project manager uses his skills–to raise his children!

Traveling the Eastern Mediterranean: Corfu and the Dogs of Greece

Posted by on Jul 19, 2010 | No Comments

If you happen to be a stray dog, I highly recommend you move to Greece. From the island of Corfu to the top of the Acropolis in Athens there seems to be a well fed population of strays that roam the streets and spend most of their days in siesta time. Evidently they’re unaware that […]

Giving Away Your Birthday

Posted by on Jul 14, 2010 | No Comments

How many times have you asked someone, “What do you want for their birthday,” and they’ve replied, “I have everything I need.” Frankly, that’s true of most of us. We have what we need. There may be things we want or desire, but certainly don’t need. On the recent occasion of my birthday I asked for […]

Traveling the Eastern Mediterranean: The Walled City and the Rocket

Posted by on Jul 9, 2010 | No Comments

During a visit to the walled city of Dubrovnik in Croatia we saw two common elements of life in the Eastern Mediterranean: Towns founded by people who lived in fear of pirates and Saints who had no peace, even in death. Dubrovnik is a medieval city in what was once Yugoslavia. One theory of the founding […]

Keeping the People In

Posted by on Jul 3, 2010 | No Comments

The East German snipped off a one foot section of barbed wire and passed it to me through a hole carved in the reinforced concrete wall. That wall, was the Berlin Wall. I stood on the West Berlin side of the wall only a few yards from Checkpoint Charlie. He sat on a stool in East […]

What Women Really Want

Posted by on Jul 1, 2010 | No Comments

I was reading a manuscript written by a friend when I ran across a scene where a male character asks the female protagonist, “What do women want?” I happen to know the answer to that question, and am willing to share it. When I was a young Air Force Captain at Sembach Air Base in […]