Some gifts steal your breath and you have to look away for a moment or two to catch it back. That’s what happened to us Christmas Eve when we saw the painting our daughter Katherine had commissioned for us. The artwork, painted by the very talented Hannah Ribbens, captures a moment in which our two [...]
He can fly! He can fly! He flew!
I have always marveled at the power of flight to transport us from one place to another. Saturday morning, I stood on the tarmac at Wittman Field and understood its power to transform us as well. I brought two young men with me to participate in the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagle program, which offers [...]
An Excellent Aircraft Adventure
That confounding Wisconsin Spring spilled dense fog all over the runways Saturday morning and torpedoed our plans for a Young Eagle Flight, but we still had an excellent adventure. That's how cool EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, is. First, we accidentally poked our heads into the maintenance hangar and, instead of being sternly rebuked for [...]