In this blog, I hope to both educate and entertain on the subjects of aviation (military, commercial, and pleasure), creative writing, social commentary, and all things that we experience in this gift we have been given called life. You are most welcome here, and I do hope you enjoy the writing. Your ideas and feedback will not only make me a better writer, but also a more thoughtful human being. I thank you in advance!

-Derek

The Literary Journal of Palomar College

Bravura  2019

June 12, 2019

This is "Flash Poetry" - which is defined as three lines, no more than seventeen syllables. The term "Poppy Moon" has great importance in our family. The night that my wife's father passed away, it was a full moon, and henceforth we now simply call it a "Poppy Moon". H...

January 5, 2017

     My nephew, Pryor, recently became a teenager, and his Aunt Cindy and parents asked the men in his family life - his father, grandfather and uncles - to write out "what it means to be a man". This would be published in a small booklet and presented to him for his b...

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Ever since I knew what an airplane was, a pilot was all I ever wanted to be. Dreams of flying took me to Western Michigan University, where I achieved a degree in Aviation Technology and Operations. . .

 

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