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Fixing the leaky RV-7A tank
A few years ago I had a leaking rivet on the underside of the left fuel tank on the RV-7A and Doug Weiler of the Twin Cities Builder's Group suggested some ProSeal and a closed rivet. It worked great. For the last couple of years, I've had two nagging rivet...
A few years ago I had a leaking rivet on the underside of the left fuel tank on the RV-7A and Doug Weiler of the Twin Cities Builder's Group suggested some ProSeal and a closed rivet. It worked great. For the last couple of y...
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A ride for 'the little girl next door'
"H", as we call her publicly now because she's a teacher now and you know how people are out there, was the little girl who grew up next door (approximately) when we moved to the neighborhood in 1993. Now, as I indicated, she's a teacher and, presumably, a ...
"H", as we call her publicly now because she's a teacher now and you know how people are out there, was the little girl who grew up next door (approximately) when we moved to the neighborhood in 1993. Now, as I indicated, she...
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There's an old saying in the homebuilt airplane business. "The only reason to build an airplane is that you want to build an airplane." The same is true for people with polished airplanes, who have to constantly endure the admonishment that it's too much w...
There's an old saying in the homebuilt airplane business. "The only reason to build an airplane is that you want to build an airplane." The same is true for people with polished airplanes, who have to constantly endure the ad...
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Just tell me where you are!
For the longest time, I've wanted to fly into Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport to watch a Cleveland Indians game and over the weekend, my youngest son -- also an Indians fan -- and I did just that. It was a thrilling approach to a great airport. My son h...
For the longest time, I've wanted to fly into Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport to watch a Cleveland Indians game and over the weekend, my youngest son -- also an Indians fan -- and I did just that. It was a thrilling appro...
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Have him in circles
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Old people tell young people all the time that life is short and passes fast and young people don't believe it. It's been that way since the earth started turning. My son, Sean, turned 30 today and while it seems like it was only yesterday, more reflection ...
Old people tell young people all the time that life is short and passes fast and young people don't believe it. It's been that way since the earth started turning. My son, Sean, turned 30 today and while it seems like it was ...
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Aid and comfort
(Reprinted from Van's Air Force ) My RV can do many cool things and take me to many enjoyable places. Last evening I learned it can help do something more: provide aid and comfort to people. This is Sue and Gary. A few years ago, pretty much on this same sp...
(Reprinted from Van's Air Force) My RV can do many cool things and take me to many enjoyable places. Last evening I learned it can help do something more: provide aid and comfort to people. This is Sue and Gary. A few years ...
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Oshkosh 2015
There's enough posts about all the cool things to see at Oshkosh this year that I won't bother adding to the list. Oshkosh, as it has been for a long time, is a social event for me. But, to be honest, I wasn't looking that forward to it this year. Some peop...
There's enough posts about all the cool things to see at Oshkosh this year that I won't bother adding to the list. Oshkosh, as it has been for a long time, is a social event for me. But, to be honest, I wasn't looking that fo...
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Keeping the neighbors at wing's length
(Posted from the day job ) The Star Tribune story today on small airports and the challenges from the encroachment of neighbors is one that's being played out all across the country. Many airports, as the Associated Press reported a couple of weeks ago , ar...
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Writer, you can call it blogger if you want, for Minnesota Public Radio.
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  • Minnesota Public Radio
    Blogger, 1992 - present
  • Berkshire Broadcasting Co.
    VP Programming, 1986 - 1992
  • RKO Radio Network, NY
    Editor, 1984 - 1986
  • WHDH Radio, Boston
    Editor, 1981 - 1984
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Writes the blog, NewsCut, for Minnesota Public Radio. Pilot. Builder of airplanes. Lover of Cleveland Indians baseball. Father who wishes he'd had an instruction manual.
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St. Paul, MN - Sheffield, MA - Eastchester, NY - Belmont, MA. - Cambridge, MA - Cheshire, MA - Pittsfield, MA - Fitchburg, MA - Boston, MA
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It's kind of typical of these folks that they hand out plastic bags and flyers for the nationwide USPS food drive, and then they don't bother to step down from their truck to pick up the two bags of groceries we left. Pathetic.
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