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Situational Awareness

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Situational awareness: A commonly used term among pilots and others in the aviation world. The term often refers to a pilot’s awareness of the airplane’s physical location in space, but extends outward to include all factors relating to the safety of the flight, and

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Just Stop

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I recently sat across the table from another woman over a dinner of sub-par pizza at a unexceptional restaurant. We attempted to have some semblance of a conversation despite the persistent din of her young children, who apparently found our attempts at female fellowship

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What Do You Mean It’s Not Pizza?

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As you all know by now, we talk a lot about the necessity of learning to F.L.Y. in order to sustain a happy aviation marriage. F.L.Y. is my acronym for first love yourself. No, this doesn’t mean not caring about our spouses’ needs or

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Lessons Gleaned from a Life of Sorrow

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This is a spur of the moment post, which is not my typical mode of operation. Usually my blog postings take a couple of weeks of meticulous thought and rethought before finally sharing them with you. However, today I felt deeply moved by something

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You are My It

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Today I shook the hand of Paula Hawkins, two-time best-selling author. Over 18 million (yeah, I said million) copies of her novel Girl on a Train have been sold to date around the world in an insane number of translated languages. This is a

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The Line Around the Christmas Tree

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We have always allowed our children to place the ornaments on the Christmas tree. It is a special time when we talk about each ornament and the memories that it represents. There’s the sand- and seashell-filled bulb from our amazing trip to San Diego; the yellow

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The Other Woman

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Dear Pilot Wives, We spend a lot of time wishing we were her – the other woman. Not the beautiful one on television candy-coated in glitz and glammer. Not the perfect one in our playgroup with the clean, mannerly children. Not the successful one

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