fighting the lack of good ideas

ground school

A few months ago one of the Groupons available in Lexington was for the first hour of flight along with an initial ground school lesson at the private pilot training company next to the airport.

This Saturday from 1300-1500 I’ll be taking ground school. Woot!

I’ve known a lot of pilots in my life, and have always wanted to join the ranks 🙂

a new website

I’ve had a domain sitting [basically] unused for several years, but have finally found a purpose.

Along the lines of freshnews, I have launched an rss aggregator/launch service at

There are several categories of feeds (imperfectly broken-up, but it’s what makes sense to me) that display in quasi random order. And on the front page is a smattering selected randomly from the master list.

I would love suggestions of feeds to add, and maybe even new categories, too.

out with the old…

…and in with the new.

On the 31st of December of last year (boy that sounds weird to say “last year” and it only be 4 weeks ago), I traded-in my 2004 Ford Escape which had served me well for 4.5 years (including racking-up nearly 90k miles in the time I had it (and for almost a year it was driven less than 10k miles … which I think means I used to drive a lot)) for a new vehicle.

my cute wife, and our new car :)

my cute wife, and our new car 🙂

We had been looking at replacing one of our cars for a while, and with the end of the year incentives in place, it was a good time for us to do it.

So we are now the proud owners of a 2012 Ford Fusion in “steel blue”. It’s not quite fully loaded, but it’s more than adequate for our needs.

welcome to 2012

If the Mayans are right, in 11 months (give or take), all our debts disappear.

But since they’re not (more accurately, it’s merely the next roll point on their calendar like 2000 was for us), we have a host of things to look forward to this year and beyond: a presidential election, graduations, births, new friends, and more I cannot think of right now.

So, to all 5 of my readers, welcome to 2012!