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True Love

Rudder in the kitchen

Sometimes I get lucky. Sometimes I know it’s true love. Who else but my beloved bride would let me keep the tail of my airplane in the kitchen???  

Posted in Aviation, Family, Fun

Thoughts on Boy Scouts and Gays

I have always been ambivalent about the Boy Scouts of America. The programs are tremendous. Boys learn a lot and have a ton of fun. But… the Boy Scouts have traditionally told its members that gay men and boys, ranging

Posted in Family, Health, Men



Few wives are as lucky as Candy. Not only does she have a freshly spray painted rudder push-pull tube drying in her dining room, but it is hanging from her chandelier! I’ll bet that none of her girlfriends have anything

Posted in Aviation, Family, Fun

Missouri Teachers Challenge Facebook Ban

Good news: The Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) filed a law suit on Friday challenging Missouri Senate Bill 54, also known as the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. The MSTA has asked the court to block implementation of the law

Posted in Communicating, Family, Government, Safety, Technology

Bad Policy: Forbidding Social Network Contact Between Teachers and Students

Missouri is in the process of implementing a particularly bad law, forbidding contact on social networks between teachers and students. Formally, this is Missouri Senate Bill 54, the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. The aim is laudable: protect vulnerable kids from

Posted in Communicating, Family, Government, Rants & Raves, Safety, Technology

Mom in Six Words

The New York Times contest inspired me, so here goes: six words about my mother: My greatest cheerleader never stopped believing. Mom’s love and food cure all.

Posted in Family, Six Word Stories, Women

Delightful Dialog

This article is hard to write not because of any uncertainty about what I want to say but simply because I want to gently suggest an idea to you. I do not want to come across as a know-it-all and

Posted in Communicating, Family, Recommendations

Be Your Child’s Biggest Cheerleader

As I was running the other morning, I jogged past a mom who was shepherding her little ones out the front door and over to the school bus stop. The mother was a few steps behind her young daughter and

Posted in Family

Around the Bend

We just watched Around the Bend with Michael Caine, Christopher Walken and Josh Lucas. To say that it was way better than I expected would be a gross understatement. I  thoroughly enjoyed watching the family secrets slowly reveal, the characters

Posted in Family, Movies

Griffin Up! Save Saab

David, my younger son, co-organized the St. Louis Saab Convoy last weekend. Despite miserable weather, the St. Louis Swede Speed club got about 25 people to bring a dozen cars out for the St. Louis Save Saab Convoy, urging GM

Posted in Family