Mercury 13, 60th Anniversary Gala Saturday, February 27

See You in the Morning (Feb 27) at 11 A.M. Central Time! Tomorrow morning, February 27, fans of the Mercury 13 will meet, VIRTUALLY, to celebrate their 60th anniversary! — 11 am to 1 pm Central Time. Those in the other three time zones need to adjust accordingly. The celebration is courtesy of the Ninety-Nines…

Sarah Meets Eight More of “The Mercury 13”

Wally Becomes One of  “The Mercury 13” Before Wally Funk became my first flight instructor in 1991, she distinguished herself — 30 years earlier. Back in 1961 — she was one of the 13 women pilots who hoped to be America’s first female astronauts. These women are known today as “The Mercury 13.” When America…

January 20, 2021 vs January 6, 2021 — Contrast in Democracy

In the Wake of Violence, Order January 20, 2021 — Washington D.C., The United States of America It’s Inauguration Evening, January 20, 2021. Why am I not exhausted from spending the entire day in front of the television screen? Why? Because today has been America’s best day in months, years, possibly a decade or two….

NOW IN AUDIO: Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of WWII

First Nancy Love Biography Released by Audible Proud to announce that Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of WWII is now available on Audible! Give it a listen! You’ll like it! The University of North Texas Press, my publisher, decided this year to offer my full biography of Nancy Harkness Love in audio. I am…

December 7, 1941: “The Day That Will Live in Infamy”

“Remember Pearl Harbor” “At 7:55 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, a Japanese force of 183 airplanes attacked U.S. military and naval facilities on Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands without warning. For 30 minutes, dive bombers, level bombers and torpedo planes struck airfields and naval vessels. “After a 15-minute lull, a second wave of 170 planes launched…


A  Poem Dedicated to Betty Gillies

On Wings of Gold Fog shrouds the wings; dawn, but a shard of light. Twin engines labor, eager to unbridle the horses. Toes, hard on brakes, check the trembling aircraft. From the tower, “Cleared for takeoff.” Brakes off. Throttle to the firewall. Spine thrust back against the seat. Rolling, rumbling, reaching, Wheels eat up runway….

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