A GREAT World Cruise Part 4
Apr09

A GREAT World Cruise Part 4

Editor’s Note: Cruises that go terribly or tragically wrong are always in the news, starting with the Titanic. But what about the many, many cruises that are sheer joy? Two years ago retired French professor Jeffry Foster went on a world voyage. We are presenting his diary in several parts. Here’s Part 4: Tuesday, February 28 Fremantle It’s a return to Fremantle /Perth as we circle around Australia. The ship lands in Fremantle...

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Flight MH370: Finally, a Plausible Theory
Mar18

Flight MH370: Finally, a Plausible Theory

While the reports, theories, speculation and just plain rumors surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continue, I finally have come across a reasonable, simple, non-conspiratorial theory that might well explain (more or less — the writer is not a diviner) what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The writer, Chris Goodfellow, a Canadian Class-1 instrumented-rated pilot for multi-engine planes with...

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Now Is The Time 4 All Good Men To Jump 2 Conclusions
Mar17

Now Is The Time 4 All Good Men To Jump 2 Conclusions

Lost in the Golden Triangle — rather than Bermuda. The Case is Mad for Profiling Pilots Overseas. The View from the Virgin Islands By John McCarthy TMV Columnist It’s surreal enough to be the plot of a major TV series. In fact it already was – “Lost” on ABC – except even scarier than giant polar bears and smoke monsters – are pilots with extreme views bent on total destruction. The flight in the TV series was scheduled for 17...

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St. Patty’s (Cartoon)
Mar14

St. Patty’s (Cartoon)

Copyright 2014 David Donar. All rights reserved. Copyright Donar, Political Graffiti 00...

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How to survive airplane food
Jan30

How to survive airplane food

“Please return all seat backs, tray tables and your sense of taste to their full, upright and locked positions…” If you’re like me, you’re a little ambivalent about airline food. Okay, maybe more than a little. The stuff that’s slid in front you usually has all the culinary appeal of “government cheese.” It speaks volumes when the foodie Web site Chowhound asks its members to name “the least bad airline meal” they’ve had. Not the...

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Tidbits from Down Under – Part 4
Dec08

Tidbits from Down Under – Part 4

Those who have been following my Australia travelogue will notice that — after three installments — I am still in Sydney and the Sydney area. Although there are many reasons for dwelling on this magnificent city, it is time to move on — but not before mentioning one (or two) more thing(s). Perhaps some of the reasons why we fell in love with Sydney are the same reasons why the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in...

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