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Fly Girl in Training: Birthday av gas, wind corrections, and faux emergencies

Fly Girl in Training: Birthday av gas, wind corrections, and faux emergencies

Mr. T taught me how to use ground references to determine wind direction.For one faux emergency prep, we circled farm fields to see how the cropswere learning, and how water rippled in a nearby pond.I woke up "in my 30s" last week. With all of the hull...

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You know it’s hot when…

You know it’s hot when…

You can fry tofu on the sidewalk.Workers with the graveyard shift are now the smug ones.It will be nice to be back in the high nineties.Popsicles - they're what's for dinner. There is talk of abolishing neckties altogether.Experts on the human bod...

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Just Write Already

Just Write Already

Tonight I've been thinking about creativity and how incredibly intimidating it can be. Ron and I talked today about how, as you get older, that naïveté that made it easy to jump is replaced by a hyper awareness of just how many times everything has b...

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My 5 Monkeys
Announcements -Taking a Really Long Break

I have been blogging for 6 years and I have seen some changes during this time. Blogging has changed. I have noticed less entries, less comments. On the whole this medium is changing. I have seen more bad author behavior, blogs going away, blogger ...

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Equality for all: Single does not equal broken

Jun 29, 2013
Equality for all: Single does not equal broken

In light of the recent developments in marriage equality, I’d like to address the concerns of single people. There’s nothing wrong with you. There’s nothing wrong with being single. I’m sick and tired of society pressuring everyone to couple up … Continue reading 

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The Blue Muse
Fly Girl in Training: The four fundamentals, death grip optional

Jun 29, 2013
Fly Girl in Training: The four fundamentals, death grip optional

Decompressing after my first flying lesson with my fantastic instructor, Stan. We worked on the "four fundamentals" of flying, including turns, take-offs and landings. This girl really needs to learn how to relax."You've got a death grip...

The Blue Muse
Flashback Friday #5

Jun 28, 2013
Flashback Friday #5

I walked back in time this week. Back to the days where lung-searing breezes and melt-your-soul temperatures were a daily experience. Ugh. After a couple days in Phoenix, unfortunately filled with record-breaking heat, I can't really believe I survived...

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Sex Education: You need lube

Jun 27, 2013
Sex Education: You need lube

Let’s be serious for a moment. There are things about sex that no one really tells you. Likely, it’s because of all the taboos around it. But, we’re all grown ups here and I’d like to pass along some of … Continue reading 

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The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer

There are so many more things I need to be doing than throwing a ball into the pool for our dog. But I got my Hep B shot and my tetanus booster yesterday for our Romania trip. My arm hurts a lot and my head is not feeling that great either. Good enough...

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10 Steps for dealing with a skunk carcass while alone

1. Call a neighbor. That gets rid of the alone part.2. Scream at dog, that gets the tension out.3. Mix up the solution, again, of peroxide, baking soda, dish soap and vanilla.4. Since dog keeps going back to carcass, drag dog into the garage, through t...

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