I Thought I Was Done Dealing with Teenagers

Regular readers of my blog might remember that I dealt with some immature characters while I was in airplane mechanic school. The kids in my class sometimes frustrated me, sometimes amused me and sometimes pissed […]

No Blog Post/Tiny Blog Post This Week

I’m in the middle of Boeing 767 training this week and have had to flip my sleep schedule around so that I’m arriving at class at the time I normally get off work. I am […]

Technical Difficulties

Faithful readers, this week’s post will be a customer service rant because I’m in the middle of a Kafkaesque experience with my internet company and I am without internet except for the occasional connectivity I […]

Pass Rider – a New Board Game

Someday when I have run out of things to do, I’m going to invent a new board game so that people who don’t have pass travel privileges can experience the excitement of “non-revving.” To give […]

What is This Brain Sorcery?

When I was in A&P school I struggled a lot with the electrical portion of the training. I have always been good with concrete concepts rendered concretely, and abstract concepts rendered abstractly, but there was […]

Kids These Days, the Ballad of the Sad Countertop

I recently ordered new countertops for my house. When I had my kitchen remodeled in the early aughts I had a very constrained budget so a tile counter made a lot of sense. The person […]

Things I Don’t Understand – Hatred of the Press Edition

Someone posted in a Facebook group I belong to, about a conversation she had with a Homeland Security agent. The gist of it was that she asked what he was doing, he said he was […]

Running To Versus Running From

Years ago, while I was working the job that preceded my decision to leave corporate America in order to work on airplanes, a friend made the statement, “it’s always better to run to something that […]

Another Live Story

A few months ago I did another Moth Story Slam. This time the theme was “risk.” I talked about how I went from being a Microsoft corporate grind to a line mechanic for a major […]

We All Want the Same Things

In my current career I work alongside a number of people who are on the opposite side of the political spectrum from me. Amazingly, we’re not at each others’ throats most of the time. When […]