Category: Auto-biographical (skydiving)

  • Entente Cordiale

    Entente Cordiale For my Fromage pounding, Spanish flying buddy, Jean Michel Varlet… (ils sont tous fous, mon cher…)   I was in la Belle France again, circa 1972. 1973? Sometime. Summer time… and the French know how to live. They elevate the occupation to an undisputed Art Form. I was staying at one of their […]

  • Castles in the Sky “The Expert “

    Castles in the Sky The Expert A buddy had told me that it wasn’t a problem. I can still remember the authoritative look in his eye when he said it: “No problem… “ I believed him implicitly. He was after all, an Irish Parachute Club expert. A really seasoned skydiver. Had at least ten jumps. […]

  • Bird of Prey

    Bird of Prey photo credit: Juan My confidence was growing. I realized that. I was actually even beginning to find time to look around during my free-fall. I was… almost enjoying it. Gone was that absolute “I’m going to DIE ” type of unholy terror. No, now I was just scared shitless in an ordinary […]