An Anniversary and Transition to Cruise

October 19, 2021

Many of us have sat in a plane on the runway, getting ready for takeoff. We have heard the roar of the engines when the captain pushes up the throttles to full power, and we feel the plane begin to roll down the runway, slowly at first, and then faster and faster as it gains the speed to lift away from the earth. These are busy and critical times for the pilots as they maneuver the jet, position the flaps, set the power, and safely complete the transition to flight.



October 4, 2021

My oldest daughter got married on Saturday night. It was an incredible ceremony, and almost everyone I spoke with at the event voiced that same opinion. I’ve been to a lot of weddings, and they are all generally lovely events. Yet this wedding was different, and I don’t make that statement because of the natural prejudice that comes from being the Father of the Bride.