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The Honey Queen from Galway An exercise in Symbolism There is a fine seductive reasoning, and it appears as a form of mental sickness. Like the effects of too much of the juice of the barley, it leads men to sit around, confidently bumping their gums. In this type of closed mutual admiration society, there goes on a lot of virtue flaunting and preening. Where goes Ireland today? With many so-called Republicans calling for 'open borders' and 'Globalism' and apparently enamored with that dusty old fool, Karl Marx...? Let's look at the busy, hardworking honey bee Queen, that tended all her life to her busy hive in County Galway. Through storms and winters, through cold and drought. Fighting off thieves and raiders, she and her workers & drones protected the hive. The...
Note:   "Alternative version" -  I just could NOT get it down right. I went round and round the houses, struggling to say something. I just could NOT get it down the way I wanted on paper. So... in the end, here are BOTH versions of Chapter 7. Maybe the kind reader, between the two versions I so laboriously wrestled with, can figure out what the heck I was trying to...
"I am a small Man, limited and struggling, but the Universe is my Father" Learning to Fly Helicopters Ch.7   "Joy, Caution, and Tragedy"       I have been scribbling stuff all my life. But some chapters, some stories, have waited many decades to be written. Many are still... waiting. I don't quite know why. Reluctance, for...
It is our dreams that sustain us, and carry us forwards Learning to Fly Helicopters Ch.6  General Flight Test and Beyond        The Great Day had dawned. The written exams were all passed. The required flight hours and training had been accomplished. There remained only the GFT. The General Flight Test. That I would be flying...
Learning to fly helicopters Ch. 5     "oh, oh, oops...! Sorry...!"        And so it came to pass that I turned up at an airfield that I had not previously been to. Innocently, full of the best intentions, I proceeded on down to land.   High time fixed wing pilot, fixed wing CFII,  low time...
Learning to fly Helicopters Ch. 4     "Auto-tribulations"    (For Sam Mohring, because he said he'd like a sequel...)          It was several more months before I could get back to California. This time I turned up with a very different attitude. Gone were the doubts.  In...
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