A Thai Adventure

“The Girl, the Sold Watch, and Everything” –A Thailand Adventure “Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee” went our little scooter, put-putting at full hamster motor speed to haul our two “Farong” (Westerner) tushies up the  winding Thailand hillside. Eyes squinted in determination and tongue chewed in concentration, I fishtailed up the wrong (left) side of the twisting, 2-lane, rice noodle […]

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Busted Aviation Myths #2: Otto is My Copilot

Otto is my Copilot MYTH:   “That’s a pretty hi tech autopilot ya got there!  I mean, those things practically fly themselves, right?!”MYTH BUST: Uh, only if you call the cruise control in your car the Designated Driver. Otto’s 2D 1st Cousin Autopilots are extremely sophisticated.  They can fly from here to TOM (Timbuktu) with uncanny […]

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INTERLUDE: The Most Amazing Places You (and I) Have Never Heard of

Photo courtesy of (i.e., stolen from) Jacob and Sanna’s Blog,http://jacobandsanna.blogspot.com/2012/01/off-to-thailand.html Strange how the world got so small I turned around and there was nowhere left to go. So sad, the dream always dies Each new arrival closes places in my mind. But I can dream  until I go Of smells that I don’t recognize And […]

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Terror in the Skies! Oops, My Bad: Just Some Guy Going to the Lav.

Much amok has been made over a recently re-posted article in Flight Aware Newsletter, about Northwest Airlines Flight 327, back in 2004.  During the flight, a reporter witnessed “strange behavior” from “multiple Middle Eastern-looking men.”  The men congregated in the aisle and frequently went to the lavatory, causing consternation among the passengers.  According to the reporter, the […]

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