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Sometimes Sushi is just Sushi. Racism is Sneaky

Was mistaken for a racist today in a group of people when I said “Bring her sushi and red wine and she’ll be happy.” At the time everyone was joking about how to bribe a new employee but the laughter stopped when … Continue reading

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Nothing Special – Chapter 1 Teaser

An excerpt from my 2014 NaNoWriMo novel. I made the 50k word mark by November 28, 2014. Now I’m in edit mode. I’ll post a few teasers here, from time to time as I get them “edited” and feel comfortable … Continue reading

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Mele Kalikimaka Tom Cat Fun

Recently I upgraded my phone and in the process of learning it, my daughter and I had to spend some time just playing with it. We discovered the free Talking Tom Cat app. She was cracking up at how he … Continue reading

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First Biennial Flight Review

The Biennial Flight Review, affectionately called the BFR by those who have any affection for reviews. I don’t count myself among them. According to FAA regulations, every two years pilots who have not earned new ratings or are not currently … Continue reading

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$100 Burger Run

    Well, my “$100 Burger Run” to Mau`i on August 14th was good. I took three friends from my bellydance class for their first ride in a small plane. The winds were interesting but not really scary. Winds were … Continue reading

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Scary Flight = Fun Flight Really Learning Crosswind Landings

The weather was… interesting to say the least. The remnants of a blown out hurricane were brushing the islands and forcing powerful winds ahead of it. I had scheduled a flight. My first in a month and a half according … Continue reading

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Right Downwind? Are you sure?

The weekend of July 4th, 2003, I got to play in the Kane`ohe airspace because the Marine base was “closed” for the Holiday and Bayfest. It was beautiful weather, the sky with just wisps of fluffy white and the water … Continue reading

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Check One, Check Two, Checkride

Okay, so it was 7:30 in the morning, and I was so nervous and excited I couldn’t eat, or sleep for the previous two days. I was at the school waiting for my Flight Examiner. It was the day of … Continue reading

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Second Cross Country Flight

My second solo cross-country flight followed the same route as my first. Out over Honolulu, east toward the south shore of Moloka`i, between the islands of Moloka`i and Lana`i and through the channel of Moloka`i and Mau`i to land with … Continue reading

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First Cross Country Solo Flight

Well, there I was. February 16, 2003, Sunday morning at 6:00 am. I showed my student pilot’s license to the gate security so I could get into the AOA (Airport Operations Area). When he cleared me in, I entered the … Continue reading

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