Journal

Brodhead

Driving away from Lakeland, I was so excited to go home.  I was actually giggling at 5:30 in the morning, barely awake, thinking about all the fun things I was about to do.  All the wonderful people I was about to see.  This trip was going to be my most beautiful exile ever!  Most people […]

Smyrna

I get to fly the “cool stuff.”  The “cool stuff” is a term my friend Rob Lock uses to describe the rare, old planes we love.  It’s a subjective list we mentally share between us, without ever having made an actual list.  I suppose spending so many years at Kermit’s place, you get introduced to […]

Reading

On Sunday I started north with a medium-sized chance of getting to St Simons Island on the east coast of Georgia.  I was looking forward to being rained in there for the day because I remember it being beautiful, and I wanted an excuse to stop and explore the island.  That morning it was foggy […]

Indianapolis

You bet I’m fucking pissed. You would be dead if not for my kindness. You are not more important, you are NOT more important than me. You drown everyone in your misery pool of bad decisions Shawn.  I don’t care about money. Actually, I look down on people who care about it. No one goes into […]

Zellwood

Milestones, benchmarks, birthdays – measurements of where we are in our lives.  Since 2007 I have driven an hour and a half to Zellwood, Florida to visit my plane at Kimball’s restoration shop at least once a month.   The first few years my plane was just parts stuffed in a shed, and a frame […]

Geneseo

I took off my watch when I left Florida in June, I knew I wouldn’t need it that summer.  My days would be measured in hours of daylight, gallons of fuel remaining, and the number of thirty minute flights I could do before the light or the gas ran out.  Time is redefined when Barnstorming.  […]