WINGSPREAD E-zine for April, 2016

“Spreading your wings” in a confusing world


  • E-zine subscription information
  • How to purchase Wingspread: Of Faith and Flying
  • New blog article: Two Dead Babies
  • Writer’s Corner
  • Book and Film reviews
  • Favorite quotes

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 Buy James Hurd’s Wingspread: A Memoir of Faith and Flying.  How childhood (Fundamentalist) faith led to mission bush-piloting in South America—and Barbara. Buy it here: (or at Barnes and Noble,, etc.)
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 New blog article: Two Dead Babies

As I’m loading the Cessna 185 in the oppressive heat of the Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela airport, I wonder where I should lay the dead baby—in the cabin or the belly pod? The father speaks little English, but I can read his abject eyes. His home is 230 miles away, up the Orinoco River, and he has to return there to bury his dead little boy. Will we get there today?  ……

Read more here:

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 Writer’s Corner
Term of the Week:   Comma splice:  Two sentences joined by a comma. (Don’t do this!) Example: Susan and I walked down by the beach, we had a great time.

Book and Film Reviews
Dava Sobel. Longitude: The true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time. Harper: London. 2005. The amazing story of seamen trying to determine their longitude, and John Harrison’s amazing clock solution. (Caution: you might learn something.) My rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Little Boy. 2013. 107 minutes. PG-13. The story of a little boy who desperately wishes his WWII soldier father back.    My rating:   ♥ ♥ ♥                                                   

Favorite quotes

♫   Be careful if you don’t know where you’re going—you might end up somewhere else. Yogi Berra

   Seeking God is like the mouse seeking the cat. You cannot be too careful.

   Every day in the US, nine children are shot by accident — almost all with a parent’s gun.

   Mixing church and state is like mixing ice cream and cow manure. It won’t hurt the manure, but it sure messes up the ice cream.

♫   It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.        Irish proverb

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