The Beav according to Beav

Still crazy after all these years.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Next week, I'm going to Beale AFB, CA. I fly in on Monday the 31st and fly back out on Friday the 4th. It ought to be interesting. If anyone is going to be nearby, let me know and we'll try to meet up.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It's all brand new

I've neglected my blog. It's been an eventful few weeks. I started my new job at the Wing (2 levels above the normal "Squadron level").

I am in an office that supervises other offices on 3 continents. And none of them seem to like to do what they're told. It's a very different office than I've ever worked in before. We have 3-5 impromptu meetings a day. Just "did you get that e-mail?" and we all spin around to discuss what the instruction says, what the ramifications are, what waivers are reasonable. It's really quite eye-opening to see things from this level.

Add to that the need to visit each of these subordinate units at least once a year, and it looks like I'll be racking up some frequent flyer miles this assignment.

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Thursday, August 06, 2009


My wife brought up an excellent question the other day:

Given the proliferation of mobile phones, wi-fi access, bluetooth, and the like, shouldn't the editors of this magazine change its name?