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Talk Some Nonsense Into Me

For readers who know me only from the blog, in my other life I run an…


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Three Concepts Aspiring Writers Should Know (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)

More people than you’d think harbor dreams of writing. This is apparent to me…


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Why You Should Keep a Journal and How It Will Change Your Life

If there is one activity that has vastly improved my life in multiple ways,…


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No Small Lives

  A great actor can transform a bit part into something amazing and…


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Live Outside the Lines

  Life on the ground is often rigid. We spend the better part of our days…


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Lego Wasteland

Susan and I spent a recent Saturday cleaning out a few closets in dire need of…


The Write Motivation

  If you've ever checked out the other tabs on Lessons from the Cockpit,…


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The Weight of the World

  When non-pilots see the plane I fly, they assume it carries a lot. But…


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Life is Rich

We’ve all heard the maxim, “The best things in life are free.” It’s true. But…


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The Space Between Life's Lessons

Some of you may have noticed a lag between posts recently, which may imply I’m…