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F-35 Struggles In Dogfight with F-16, the 1980s Fighter Jet it's Supposed to Replace

Pilot at ‘distinct energy disadvantage’ 

Douglas Ernst writes:

The U.S. Air Force’s new F-35 struggled in a dogfight with the plane it is supposed to replace. 267 more words


The Biggest Blackbird I Ever Saw

I am standing in front of the SR-71, also known as The Blackbird. It was our country’s stealthiest flying machine before there was stealth in the sky. 165 more words

The Prospector

The wind whipped his beard and the blowing sand stung his sun and wind leathered face as he kneeled down and picked up the rock. He looked see if it had the right color, a trace of a vein, a fleck of gold, anything to give him hope. 382 more words


Big Brother.

There’s a reason I don’t watch movies…  I wish I hadn’t watched Burn After Reading.  It’s billed as a comedy…. I don’t see how it could be a “comedy”…. 1,847 more words

Los Angeles, Owens Valley, and Water

My Maternal family came to the upper Mojave Desert in the 1950’s. During that time my grandfather started talking to the “old timers” as he called them. 1,293 more words

gabriel garcia marquez - I've never read any of his books, I've tried but I've never been able to actually get into any of his writing.....

I think it really stretches the boundaries of credibility to guess, because that’s what it is at this point – a guess…. that birds have literally fallen out of the sky, painting the landscape white with their carcasses….   446 more words


I’m trying to reconstruct a general image of what kind of man Diego Rivera was… using mostly indisputable facts (like a timeline), while trying to stay away from conjecture (like biographies — although Gladys March’s “autobiography” is pretty irresistible…. 2,898 more words