Saturday, February 28, 2009

Retail Politics...

Heads up: The following has nothing to do with aviation.

Circumstance led me to be present this afternoon at a local "meet-and-greet" event in Alexandria, organized by the campaign of Terry McAuliffe for the office of Governor of Virginia. About 35 folks were present in all. It was very interesting. I got to interact with Mr. McAuliffe's campaign manager, a couple of his very young and very earnest campaign workers, his very charming wife, and with the candidate himself.

He has his stump speech down very well -- and it is cogent and persuasive. I came away impressed and eager to learn more about him.  He may be very good for the Commmonwealth of Virginia.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

If wx...

Looks like the train this weekend. Rain is in the forecast for late Friday and the models are suggesting high relative humidity and sub-freezing temperatures at 850 mb. So icing issues are a near certainty. No place for my humble, non-FIKI Skylane. Of course that means a late arrival home Friday night and a tedious train trip back north on Monday.

Reminder to self: "It is better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air, than the other way around."