The way to love someone
is to lightly run your finger over that person's soul
until you find a crack,
and then gently pour your love into that crack.
~Keith Miller

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

This picture popped up in my text box late yesterday - maybe my ears should have been burning.  It was taken by an old friend, the guy who did my high performance endorsement.  He flys a CJ with the guy who provided my CFI ground training - both real butt busters.  Two of my very favorite people, I am delighted that they work together now.  Beautiful isn't it?  It never gets old.  I regret that my last flight was a no-go.  The CFI ground guy's wife is one of my favorite people to fly with.  Her company is upgrading to a Leer ... I'm not typed for any of that good stuff, but I do enjoy what I can fly very much!  One of the local guys "let" me fly right seat in their CJ.  I may have enjoyed the departure as much as the landing.  It was fun. Cruise felt the same - we were higher but that's about it.  It didn't "feel" faster.

I'm sitting in a very nice waiting area while some warranty work is accomplished on my car.  CNN is broadcasting a thing on Trump's campaign.  Before that I read in the rolling banner tape that the US has initiated "manned" airstrikes on ISIS out of Turkey.  I need to start paying more attention again.  Sometimes I wonder if while the entire planet explodes, during that first nano second (which is also the last) that I will be as clueless as the people in the remotest reaches of non-civilation, places with no Coca Cola products.  I have tended to make myself uninformed (mostly because I doubt the veracity of the information made available) - which is irresponsible I think.  At very least I must gear up on topics which concern our country.  In today's world that seems to be everything.


gretchenjoanna said...

I feel the same, that it's about time I start trying to be in touch more. I have a daughter who is employed in the world of global politics and policy and economics, and I feel woefully ignorant. She is very patient with me.

I am the kind of person who likes to know a subject thoroughly, and like you, I don't believe the common sources, and anyway, who knows all that is going on everywhere? Everyone is ignorant to some degree, and it discourages me from trying - I don't want to invest the kind of time that would be required.

DeAnn said...

Thanks GJ