4 Am

Me; zzzzzzzzzz My Brain: hey wake up! Me: wha? Why? *checks time* Brain! Its 4am! Wtf? We have a busy day ahead. We need to sleep. We got to bed late and this is way too early to get up. Go back to sleep. My Brain: valid points and well argued! Kudos! But we need to think about everything we are doing on Saturday plus like 90 other things! Plus remember that one time… Me: Brain! Stop! No! Go back to sleep! My Brain: but what about this? Or this? Or this!? Oh oh and Money! We need to think[…]

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Drop and Plop

The Helo I used to work on in the Navy had several… shall we say… Quirks. One of them is that occasionally when the landing gear was deployed the nose gear would fall off. Naval Air Station Norfolk, specifically the hangar I was based out of sits on the side of Willoughby Bay. It had a view of Willoughby Spit and the Hampton Roads Bay Bridge Tunnel. At that time we were the last hangar in a line of hangars with a huge open concrete flight line between the front of the hangar and the seawall. There was a line[…]

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Too good to be true

I have an excellent relationship with my wife.  My kid is pretty fantastic and seems to be pretty trouble free. I live in a decent house, drive a reliable car and work at a job that lets me pay my bills on time.  I don’t drink or smoke or do drugs.  Taken on the surface you might think I’m a goody two shoes.  (Is there anything more 80’s than that video?) At the very least some suspicion might creep in that all is not as awesome in my life as it seems to be.  I must not be telling you[…]

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Grammar

I have a passing affiliation with grammar and no editor. I will also admit to only having a loose grasp on the rules of writing well. Well versed friends of mine who have edited long submissions that I cared to have meet the criteria of proper english have lamented my love of simply throwing punctuation in when it seems I haven’t ended a sentence in a while. My saving grace is that I usually read my work aloud when ever possible to catch my most egregious mistakes. That said, I find the hardest writing exercise is to write in the[…]

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