"Relative to Earth, the Sun is a gigantic thermal power plant; relative to the Milky Way it is a tiny luminous point of medium brightness that would be hard to find in the outer arms of the spiral. And this point of light is circled by a blue speck, a million times smaller, on which a very strange species roams of late, regarding itself as very big and important."
- Gerard Staghun, US Physicist
The first two pictures are of a fish class boat belonging to the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. They were taken about 1944.
Miles in Navy uniform. The location is the St. Petersburg Yacht Basin.
Above - Sailing with my mother on Tampa Bay
Above is Dr. Bill Jennings' 42-foot schooner "Mistress." The small boat being towed is the pram that I built. "Doc Jennings" later became…
I have always taken the best care of my teeth that I could. With lots of tooth decay that began in childhood or adolescence, most of my teeth had been filled and refilled several times by the age of 20. When I was about 50 years old, I had all the amalgam removed, and gold or gold/ceramic crowns installed. By this time, I also had several "root canal" jobs.
Some people are vehemently opposed…
There are three truths which are absolute and cannot be lost, but yet may remain silent for lack of speech.
The soul of man is immortal, and its future is the future of a thing whose growth and splendor have no limit.
The principle which gives life dwells in us, and without us, is undying and eternally beneficent, is not heard or seen or smelt, but is perceived by the man who desires perception.
Each man is his…
THRILLS OF AN AIR FORCE PILOT
In these pages I tell stories and show pictures that are still vivid in my memory. Question: What makes memories vivid and long lasting? Answer: Intensity. Nearly every flight I made was intense, and so I have memories from parts of hundreds of flights. My total flying time, including student pilot, was 6,441 hours, which is quite a lot for military flying.