Monday, November 7, 2016

PRE-ELECTION TWEETS (@driskilldanny)

Tap … tap … is this thing still on?

LONG time no talk, all you wonderful people. So sorry it’s been so long!

A LOT’s happened in recent years, months, days.

Got married five years ago. Still feels like I won the Relationship-Mega-Jackpot. She’s amazing.

Left Arizona four years ago.

Finished my first book. My mom got to read it a few months before she died, summer before last.

Hope to finish my second book – the first one I started, about the 1956 Grand Canyon airliner crash – by the end of the year.

Still a flight paramedic … but part-time now. My new day job: Teaching at a medical school.

Lots more to tell – and looking forward to hearing how you’ve all been! – but today I’d like to talk about the election.

(My first political memory: “Re-Elect the President” signs in our garage in ’72.)

(But when Watergate broke, “President Nixon” became “Tricky Dick” in our house.)

(We watched the hearings together as a family. Cheered Barbara Jordan. Booed Tricky Dick.)

(We watched the ’76 conventions too. Cheered Barbara again. Wished it was her running instead of Jimmy.) #IWAS11

(Long story short: I'm about as far from racist, low-fillintheblank, fillintheblank-phobic as you can get.)

I wish I could be voting for Barbara Jordan tomorrow.

But tomorrow we’re going to elect either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. And I’ll take Donald over Hillary any day.

http://watergate.info/1974/07/25/barbara-jordan-speech-on-impeachment.html … America WAS pretty darn great once; I’d like to see it that way again. #WHYILIKETRUMP


bigthink.com/videos/john-cleese-on-political-correctness … 1984 wasn’t SUPPOSED to be an instruction manual. #WHYILIKETRUMP

https://www.aclu.org/blog/speakeasy/youre-not-wrong-youre-just-ahole … Or as we used to say I Disapprove of What You Say But I Will Defend to the Death Your Right to Say It #WHYILIKETRUMP







And that's all I've got to say about that. Love and hugs, you wonderful people. TTYS https://youtu.be/Otm4RusESNU  via @YouTube

Thursday, June 30, 2016

IT'S BEEN ...


... sixty years since TWA Flight 2 and United Flight 718 collided over the Grand Canyon, on June 30, 1956.

... eight years since Guardian Air Angel 1 and Classic Lifeguard 2 collided over Flagstaff on June 29, 2008.

... just over a year since my mom died, on June 22, 2015.

... way too long since I checked in with you all here.

I'm still flying, still writing, still teaching.  Still happily married.  Still  crazy-busy. 

Still working on finishing Vanished in the West.

I haven't forgotten.


I'm on duty tonight.  Here it's already July 1.  Out West it's still June 30.

Good night, all.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-history/2016/06/30/60-years-ago-2-planes-collided-over-grand-canyon/86529858/


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/22/today-in-arizona-history/



 http://azdailysun.com/news/local/flagstaff-boy-scout-builds-memorial-for-helicopter-crash-victims/article_e4478e2a-49f8-50d2-bc36-f2e22d48f813.html