Time Passages…

It is almost inconceivable that over a year has passed since my last post.  After the thirteenth and final chapter of “An Accidental Spy”, I struggled with the blog content.  Do I continue with a similar theme or change direction? Or do I do nothing?  I choose, not consciously, to do nothing.  It seems that…

An Accidental Spy – Chapter 13

This is the final chapter of “An Accidental Spy” and, with a touch of irony, it is the 13th installment. Chapter 13 Hold My Hand, We’re Crossing The Street Americans have a tendency to scoff and snicker at other people’s customs, whether Mexican, Chinese, Saudi, Iraqi or whatever. They are also quick to assign dark…

An Accidental Spy

Chapter 12 Fly The DH6 North: Look For The Red Truck Occasionally, I would co-pilot one of our 35 fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft on regional assignments. I preferred a DeHavilland-6 STOL (Short-Take-Off-and-Landing airplane). It was “old-timey”: Removable canvas and aluminum tubing seats to fit cargo; rock-solid and dependable; no airconditioning. At 4,000 feet,…

An Accidental Spy

Chapter 11 My Boss Was Steve McQueen? I came back to the Yellow Submarine in SandCityone afternoon to find our area buzzing. My boss [a General Manager for the Vice President of Everything], had been taken away in handcuffs by two baddies from the politically and religiously desiccated capital 360 kilometers [225 miles] west of…

An Accidental Spy

Chapter 10 Ice Picks In The Dark:  Leonid The Iceman On a business assignment for Mother Oil one time, I had made what I thought was a short stopover to take a mail drop from 74Maxine for Elstree. Nothing special. Some kind of new whiz-bang encryption algorithms from IBM based on number and text streams. No alerts.…

Our Greatest Asset

It’s been a while since my last post.  I still need to publish the last few chapters of  “An Accident Spy”, which I intend to do over the next week or so. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been battling the “Savannah Crud”, i.e a sinus infection.  Common this time of year, my only…

Making Time

Time marches forward in an inexorable fashion.  A recent post addressed my upcoming birthday and some of the changes I’ve experienced in the last few years.  This birthday is also forcing me to reflect on my life and how I want to spend my remaining years. Part of this exercise in introspection is to develop an appreciation for all the good…