Monday through Friday, 8-9 hours a day, in a tiny, cramped room with too small desks, I sat through lectures and presentations, some good, some terrible, for a year. The same group of students was there day in, day out. We had a routine. You knew who was going to be late, who was going … More Northbound comrades.
“hey! Do you want to go out to Phoenix and Pegasus tomorrow?” “Of course.” I like doing two things: 1) going outside and 2) doing dumb shit. The above was an invitation to get out of the clinic and link up with the fuels team to head out to the runways to check on the … More Frosnip? Frostbite?!?
Five months ago, I was standing in the bar chatting with an Old Salty, who is also a Dallas native. He has a few winters under his belt. We were standing off to the side, watching the summer folks soak up the last of their time on the ice. And the last of their booze. I … More Peek-a-boo
Police killing civilians. Dallas. Nice. Drumpf. And now Baton Rouge. Again. These are tough times all around. Tough times with no easy solutions. There is very little that is clear cut, other than to just stop killing each other. It’s dark down here on the ice. But, I think it is darker back home. I … More Round and round it goes
It’s been warming up over the last few days in town. It hit +3F today, which was met with groans and grumbles. Generally, temperature warming means there’s a storm brewing. Today, during hours I would normally be in clinic, I’m at home. The hand lines went up shortly after lunch. The hand lines are ropes … More Black Island, NASA and recreation
In the first few months down here, I witnessed some “bizarre” things. Nothing particularly pops into my head at the moment, but there were plenty of moments where I found myself thinking “man, that’s weird.” After the first few days, I kept these moments to myself. The response was always the same. Typically, the folks … More We’re officially deep