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The Study

It was a typical weekday. I was working my first job out of college as a mentor to teenagers in all

walks of life. I’d been in the job for many months when I developed a great friendship with one of “mentees.” He didn’t respect many people, especially male figures in authority. The men he’d known as fathers, “father figures,” teachers and role models had let him down, or at least was his perception. The ones who didn’t weren’t given room to fail, he’d thought they might let him down too. His response: Do not take disrespect. A sort’ve seemingly self-preserving, s...

May 13, 2017

When I saw the plane for the first time, it was particularly foggy. The ground was damp as I exited my car onto the airfield to meet with my flight instructor. Quickly two planes came into view: the yellow 1946 Piper Cub J3C-65s with floats (used for amphibious landings) and the plane which I was to be acquainted with real soon, an old military Cub used at the end of World War II. My flight instructor and I talked a lot about the planes, and as the morning lifted, so the fog lifted off the field revealing a row of many more planes across the field waiting for th...

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