Archive for the ‘History’ Category

TECH: Benson Raft

Posted: 1st February 2016 by jazzdog in History, Technology
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I lived in Texas most of my life in land locked Austin –although there are some nice lakes. Coming to Seattle and the Pacific coast has exposed me to all sorts of new bits of history and tech unique to area or to life on or by the ocean. Just last week while visiting San […]

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Posted: 7th December 2015 by jazzdog in History, Uncategorized
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On December 7th my thoughts always turn to my father and the pivotal events in Hawaii in 1941. He was a young man in the Army based at Hickam Field as an airplane mechanic. With the attack on Hawaii, he quickly trained to become a bombardier and soon found himself in the jungles of Guadalcanal.¬†When […]

The world of Nick Sibelius, the protagonist in TOXIC RELATIONSHIP and the upcoming DIRTY WATER (look for it June 2013) is Central Texas. He lives in an Airstream trailer on a piece of land east of Pflugerville, a bedroom community northeast of Austin. I first moved to Austin in 1968. Back then, Pflugerville was a […]

A Starting Point

Posted: 28th July 2012 by Richard Hacker in Aviation, History, Writing
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A few days ago I did one of my favorite things about being a writer — research. In the middle of the week and the middle of the day, I hopped on my scooter, riding through downtown Seattle to the Museum of Flight. My goal: tour the interior of a B-17. This aircraft had a […]