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Rich Turner
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Just want to make sure no one forgets this today (as if we really need an excuse...)

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-chocolate-milkshake-day-september-12/
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY National Chocolate Milkshake Day is observed each year on September 12 by chocolate and ice cream lovers alike. Forget the calories in it for just this one day and…
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Our little Red-bellied Woodpecker found one of his favorite seeds from the feeder.
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Make sure you get the netting in its proper place and you use the correct rope to tie it all together!
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There I was, minding my own business at the Gulf Coast Birding and Wildlife festival in Titusville, FL.  I was cruising the roads in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and there it was - a Peregrine Falcon sitting in a dead tree watching the road, presumably for potential snacks.  I just HAD to stop (along with about 7-8 other cars with people who had looooong lenses) to grab a few photos!  One person had been there for about 2.5 hours waiting for it to fly so he could get some flight shots.  That's true dedication especially considering it'd been raining off and on!
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There I was, minding my own business at the Gulf Coast Birding and Wildlife festival in Titusville, FL.  I was cruising the roads in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and there it was - a Peregrine Falcon sitting in a dead tree watching the road, presumably for potential snacks.  I just HAD to stop (along with about 7-8 other cars with people who had looooong lenses) to grab a few photos!  One person had been there for about 2.5 hours waiting for it to fly so he could get some flight shots.  That's true dedication especially considering it'd been raining off and on!
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I'm probably going to surprise many people with this post but that is sometimes what I do.

Many of you may be fans of the show The Big Bang Theory. I'm only a recent convert becoming interested only part way through season 9. (Playing catch up from season 1 is both hard work AND fun; but that's another story...) Many of you (most of you?) may not realize that Mayim Bialik's character on the show, Amy, has a real life PhD degree in neuroscience! Same as her character on the show (or vice versa).

Being a technical geek and engineer, I'm not a religious person, tending to believe more in the natural way of things - mother nature if you will. Mayin recently release a video blog (shared below) where she describes her views of what it's like to be both scientist and deeply religious (practicing the Jewish faith) and how she reconciles the seemingly disparate notions of both. One of the best discussions on this topic I've heard. So, if you're interested...

https://youtu.be/qZh1MrDHLoY
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A Memorial Day good morning from Deer Point Lake in Panama City/Southport, Florida!
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CameraGiveaways.com, SnapKnot, and MyPublisher are giving away your choice of a brand new Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III to one lucky photographer! Enter Today!
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Because We Flew
 
Once the wings go on, they never come off whether they can be seen or not.  It fuses to the soul through adversity, fear and adrenaline, and no one who has ever worn them with pride, integrity and guts can ever sleep through the call of the wild that wafts through bedroom windows in the deep of the night.

When a good flyer leaves the job and retires, many are jealous, some are pleased and yet others, who may have already retired, wonder.  We wonder if he knows what he is leaving behind, because we already know. We know, for example, that after a lifetime of camaraderie that few experience, it will remain as a longing for those past times. We know in the world of flying, there is a fellowship which lasts long after the flight suits are hung up in the back of the closet. We know even if he throws them away, they will be on him with every step and breath that remains in his life.  We also know how the very bearing of the man speaks of what he was and in his heart still is.

Because we flew, we envy no man on earth.

~Author Unknown
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A note from the pilot who lead the fledgling Whooping Cranes to their wintering locations in Florida for the last 20 years after the final aircraft-led flight.  
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There I was, minding my own business at the Gulf Coast Birding and Wildlife festival in Titusville, FL.  I was cruising the roads in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and there it was - a Peregrine Falcon sitting in a dead tree watching the road, presumably for potential snacks.  I just HAD to stop (along with about 7-8 other cars with people who had looooong lenses) to grab a few photos!  One person had been there for about 2.5 hours waiting for it to fly so he could get some flight shots.  That's true dedication especially considering it'd been raining off and on!
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My New Year's resolution:  to keep any and all New Year's resolutions I come up with!  (You can come up with more than one, right? LOL)
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Education
  • Iowa State University
    Electrical Engineering, 1982 - 1984
  • University of Dubuque
    Aviation Administration, 1972 - 1974
  • Ottumwa High School
    1967 - 1970
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Male
Work
Occupation
Take pictures, eat, sleep, mow grass, ride my Goldwing, dodge mosquitos, noseeums, and bears. Occasionally get the oil changed in my wife's car, my jeep and my Goldwing.
Employment
  • Retired (sort of)
    Photographer, Accountant, Manager, Planner, Marketing Executive, Tax Planner, Investor, 2014 - present
    "Officially" retired since I'm now collecting THE check, but I'm still busy running around with my camera taking pictures of nature, landscapes, and architectural subjects to collect a little extra spending money.
  • Panhandle Skyshots
    Pilot-Photographer, 2000 - present
  • Unemployed
    Engineer/Photographer, 2012 - 2014
  • US Air Force
    Flight Test Engineer, 1975 - 1998
  • ARINC
    Engineer, 1998 - 2012
    Engineering management and test supporting the Air Force and Navy.
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Currently
Panama City, FL
Previously
Warner-Robins, GA - Ottumwa, IA - California City, CA - Okinawa, JP - Dayton, OH - Rantoul, IL
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