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posticon The Power of Silence

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Silence is an empty space. Space is the home of the awakened mind. ~ Buddha

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Many years ago, when I was a new commercial pilot, part of our flight training had been, odd as it sounds, practicing silence. Well, silence was not the purpose of the practice, just a side benefit.

My flight school was in the Rocky Mountains northwest of Denver, Colorado. Our training included, as you’d expect, learning to handle emergencies, one of which was losing engine power. In which case, your plane turned into a glider.Read more

posticon The Joy of Flying by John Cali and Spirit

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Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we’ll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end. ~ Richard Bach, in There Is No Such Place As Far Away

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Many years ago, I was a commercial pilot. Some of my family and friends questioned my sanity, as they considered flying a dangerous occupation.

Sometimes, they’d ask me why I did it. I always answered, “Because I love it.Read more

posticon Politics and Love by John Cali

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Last week, as most of you know, we had some technical problems with our mailing list. The result was the link to our blog post, The Politics of Tragedy, wrongly redirected you to an earlier post titled Love.

Briefly, The Politics of Tragedy talked about how US President Obama and Mitt Romney, his opponent in the upcoming presidential election, temporarily put aside their bitter, personal, negative attacks on each other in the wake of the mass murders in Aurora, Colorado.… Read more

posticon The Politics of Tragedy by John Cali

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Just yesterday we published a blog post, Politics As Usual. Here’s part of what I said in that post:

“I don’t pay much attention to politics and political news because it’s often so negative and adversarial. You know, politics as usual. This is especially true of my country, the United States. And it’s probably true of other countries.”

As many of you know, the current US presidential campaign has turned into a nasty, negative, and hostile thing. But today that changed, at least for the moment — because of the human tragedy unfolding in Aurora, Colorado, where many dozens were killed or wounded in a seemingly senseless act of violence.… Read more