Month: May 2021

Civil Air Patrol

My dad, Neal, had served in the United States Army in 1959 as a mathematician for calculating the launch of missiles before computers were integrated. He was a brilliant math, chemistry, and computer teacher. He also had a private pilot’s license and would take off from corn fields in Michigan and a small airport in …

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Flowers from the garden

It’s 77°F outside and working in that heat made it feel like 80°F. I was sweating when I finished fixing the pickets on the deck. I walked about the garden while the sun beat down on my black cap.