Night Smoke

March 7, 2018 Leave a comment

O at the Edges


Night Smoke

Incomplete, it rises
only to dissipate

like the griefs we shape,
somehow unnoticed,

beyond reach but felt.
Last night’s moon, the glance.

Forgotten stars, a withheld
kiss, words we never formed.

How difficult to be lost.
So easy to remain unseen.

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“Night Smoke” last appeared here in June 2016.


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Clear and Present Dangers……Jesse Billingsley

March 5, 2018 Leave a comment

“Remember the Alamo.”

~ Captain Jesse Billingsley at the Battle of San Jacinto

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Gadsden Flag

March 3, 2018 Leave a comment

February 25, 1919

The 16th Amendment to the constitution is adopted, setting the legal basis for the income tax.

So, how’s that taxation with representation working out for us?



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Lucifer’s Lexicon — GPS

March 2, 2018 Leave a comment

Global Positioning System (GPS) — A manifestation of how technology enables us to find our way without ever knowing where we are.


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The Analects of Mudcat: The Smartest People in the Room

February 26, 2018 Leave a comment

“Sometimes the smartest people in the room are the dumbest people on the planet.”

~M.T. Bass



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George Washington Postion Flag

February 24, 2018 Leave a comment

February 22, 1732 – George Washington born.


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Book Review: Keep Your Airspeed Up

February 23, 2018 Leave a comment

I first met Dr. Brown in the Tin Goose Diner at the Port Clinton airport, when he came over to our table  to compliment our ride — the RV-7A built by my student’s dad in their garage. Since then, I’ve seen him speak a number of times and tell many of the tales recounted in this book.  He’s a great story-teller and Keep Your Airspeed Up is as close as you can get to being in the room with him.  What more can you ask of an autobiography?

Meeting someone who made history, as Dr. Brown did being one of the Tuskegee Airmen, is an amazing experience — heightened even more by our mutual passion for aviation.  We shared the boyhood dream of becoming a pilot.  What we did not share were the unfair headwinds of a racism that is nearly unimaginable now, more than fifty years downstream from the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Keep Your Airspeed Up brought home the realities of that period of history to me in a way that no other book, movie or even Dr. Brown’s own “hangar talks” ever have before. But that was just the beginning of his long career in the Air Force and later in education.

Having shaken history’s hand, this book really is the next best thing to being there.  (5 of 5 Stars)

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