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Strong Up the Middle

A few months ago, I was given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend two days on board a United States aircraft carrier—the USS Abraham Lincoln—while she was at sea conducting flight operations. It was an immersion experience that will forever change the way I look at work and life. No kidding.

Posted on October 6, 2021
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When Systems Fail: Overcoming Systemic Comfort Zones and the Rebirth of Self-Reliance

In the last week, I found myself smack dab in the middle of the plunging polar vortex that took power, heat, water and the ability to travel away from millions of people in Texas (including my family). This has become the focal point of a national debate about electrical grid reliability across the nation.

Posted on March 1, 2021
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Aviation Needs More Poets Right Now

Most of us began as dreamers and poets, all wanting to “slip the surly bonds of earth… dance the skies on laughter silvered wings… and reach out to touch the face of God.” Most know these words came from John Gillespie Magee Jr., who was a World War II Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot and poet. Most don’t know that he was killed in a mid-air collision over England in 1941.

Posted on October 1, 2020
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Reimagining Mastery Through Anaheim Peppers

Downtime used to be hard to come by. Remember just a couple of months ago when the pace of operations prevented us from doing all we needed to just to…

Posted on June 1, 2020
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Professional Rebirth in the Roaring 20’s

There are many ways for aviation pros to rediscover their passion for the industry and raise the bar of professionalism.

Posted on January 15, 2020
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Which Way Are The (Cultural) Winds Blowing?

It has been disturbing to read about the rash of general and business aviation accidents in recent months. I try to follow up on all of them by reading online…

Posted on July 5, 2019
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One Simple Truth to Guide Your 2019

A striking number of people – myself being one of them – begin each New Year with a list of things they personally hope to accomplish over the next 12…

Posted on January 14, 2019
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Love of the Game

“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.” –Steven Pressfield, The War of Art Remember the first…

Posted on August 6, 2018
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Staying Engaged: Fighting the Three-Headed Dragon

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, when you live near one.” Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit I’d like to introduce you to KODAPPP –…

Posted on February 5, 2018