Friday, February 24, 2017

Shifley Lecture Series - US Naval Academy

I had the great honor to speak at the United States Naval Academy as part of the Shifley Lecture Series this weekend. It was an amazing few days on many levels. I was able to catch up with some of my 1989 classmates, meet staff and faculty, and roam the grounds of my alma mater.

I spoke about the path I took in flying inland search and rescue, which was especially fun with so many naval and marine corps aviators in the audience.

Thanks again to Naval Academy Museum director, Claude Berube, and also to Grant Walker. You both made this an easy and pleasurable visit! Thanks also to the Shifley family and the Class of 1950 for sponsoring this series. I was so honored to be asked to speak as part of this.

As a fun side note, my classmates and I were speaking with the museum director in his office after the talk. Little did we know, we were sitting on the "Patriot Games" couch. You can see below that I was sitting where Harrison Ford sat so many years ago!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Fountain Hills Friends of the Library

I had a wonderful time with the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library today. The rainy weather drove people indoors to learn about CLEAR TO LIFT and inland search and rescue. I enjoyed meeting several up and coming authors, too. Great to talk about the writing process and publishing. Thank you again to the Fountain Hills Library and the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library for an awesome event!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

DC Ranch Women's Club

Thank you, DC Ranch Women's Club for such a great reception today. I loved our discussion on all things navy and also talking about HOVER and CLEAR TO LIFT. What a wonderful group!