Memorial Day – Remembering The Gold Stars

Memorial Day – Remembering The Gold Stars

“Not one person shook my hand.”  That’s what my aunt Heide told me on the phone the other day.  “Not one!”  Aunt Heide doesn’t usually go to Memorial Day services because she is usually up at our family cabin in the Sierra Nevada,...
Patriot Act

Patriot Act

We flew to Washington DC for a wedding. Alejandro Villanueva—the 6’9”, 340 lb. groom (yes, read that again) was getting hitched to 5’11”, 125 lb. Madeline Muldoon, the creation of a Super Model kind of couple with down-to-earth values.  Alejandro, who already has...
The Jet Bet

The Jet Bet

What started out as an invitation to see the aircraft of the Spanish Armada turned into a point of pride.  The bet, if won, would give one person bragging rights in perpetuity and the other, a bunch of dirty dishes to wash. Captain Ignacio Villanueva is the Fleet Air...