Capn Jack's Flying Squirrels

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Today marks the official beginning of a project I have been dreaming about for over a year. In the summer of 2007, I hope to travel historic Route 66 from Santa Monica, CA to Chicago, Il. Lots of people do this, but I want to see it from the air--specifically, from the cockpit of a Cessna Skylane. It's not physically challenging, dangerous or an unusual flight to make in a small plane, but for me it will be a thrill.

I'm going to find out if I can use it as a fundraiser for an appropriate cause. The problem is that raising money through the flight might make it an "operation for hire." I'm not a commercial pilot, so I'm not allowed to do that.

If you are interested in following this project from dream to plan to actual journey, visit my new blog: Captain Jack's Route 66 Adventure. I hope to see you there.

Friday, November 10, 2006

For months, the people occupying the White House have told us that if the Democrats take control of the House, the terrorists have won. Since election day, I haven't heard that line once. Does that mean that the terrorists did win and are suppressing the truth? Or is possible that the White House was full of crap?

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