These are the days

Posted on February 19th, 2012 by

It’s that time of year when I get to whine. Weather wise, December through March is typically dreary, often with gray skies and cold temperatures. We even have a snow shower or two here in north Georgia that gets the... Continue Reading →

A story that should have been told years ago

Posted on February 12th, 2012 by

David Joseph Rushlow was an extraordinarily kind man. I never saw him without a smile on his face, and I never heard him say an unkind word to or about anyone. He often flew around with candy and a bag... Continue Reading →

Lesson learned

Posted on December 26th, 2011 by

“Albert” was 25 and cocky back in 1975 when he got his license. Well, perhaps he was a tad nervous on his check ride, but thankfully he did well and would never have to do that again. Albert thought life... Continue Reading →


Posted on November 21st, 2011 by

It has been a beautiful fall; one of the best for color in recent memory. We haven’t been able to appreciate it from the air as often as we would like, but those days devoted to finding the best corn... Continue Reading →

Blakesburg: A field of family

Posted on October 9th, 2011 by

A couple of months ago I was in a particularly optimistic mood and booked us a couple of days at the world’s biggest fly-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Almost immediately, I realized that trip wasn’t going to work. Even if we... Continue Reading →

When life hands you lemons…

Posted on August 28th, 2011 by

When life hands you lemons, the most popular response is to make lemonade. This month, my glass runneth over. So do my refrigerator, kitchen counter, and oven. I have made the proverbial lemonade, along with sweet tea with lemon, unsweetened... Continue Reading →

The girl in the tree

Posted on August 7th, 2011 by

I must confess right off that my interview with pilot Keena Pope wasn’t so much an interview as it was a good, old-fashioned, girl’s day out, get-together and gossip fest. That it was done while she was on the clock... Continue Reading →

Going on an adventure

Posted on June 26th, 2011 by

This month our oldest child will turn 40 and last month our youngest turned 13. When Amy and Keith were young, we worked. There wasn’t much time for travel and fun stuff. When there was time off, we were typically... Continue Reading →

The wind beneath his wings

Posted on May 22nd, 2011 by

Through most of my married life, which has been most of my life really, my Old Man has been the backbone of this family. Sure, I often have to be the navigator, gently — and sometimes not so gently —... Continue Reading →

Passing it on

Posted on April 27th, 2011 by

Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. Red Bouchie was born and raised in Oneida, S.D., and came from a long line... Continue Reading →