Category: Weather (Page 1 of 2)

Warm Summer Night

Terrible quality, but is there anything better than a warm summer night playing in – er, rather sitting near the lawn sprinkler under a street light while watching the 21:00 evening arrivals at KBNA? Well, maybe if I was still 10 …

Posted by Steve Pollock on Monday, June 25, 2018

Photo of Bill Schock

For Bill

Back in 2014, I included a chapter in my book detailing Bill Schock’s war experiences as they related to his reporting on the crash of Braniff International flight 250 in 1966.

The editors at McFarland, rightly but regretfully, suggested I delete the chapter since it was rather tangentially related to the subject, namely “Deadly Turbulence: The Air Safety Lessons of Braniff Flight 250 and Other Airliners, 1959-1966.” (Yeesh, that title.) They wanted 80,000 words; I gave them 96,000, so yeah, some cuts were needed—like the chapter about events which happened in 1966.

But for what it’s worth, in honor of Bill, here’s the deleted chapter. I hope it does him at least some honor.

Farewell, Bill. Thank you.

Update 05:00 26-Jun-18: I revised the chapter to correct a few annoying typos and to add some information, including original source documents for Bill’s war record. Click the link below again to get the revised version. Thanks!]

Read the chapter at this link:
«Deleted Chapter About Bill Schock from Deadly Turbulence by Steve Pollock»

Snow at Hermitage Station

Hard to tell in this pic, but it’s snowing to beat the band in Music City. Thoughts and prayers to grocery store workers…

Posted by Steve Pollock on Monday, January 29, 2018

Ice Lights

We got snow over ice … at least on our patio lights. Don’t want to know about the streets.

Posted by Steve Pollock on Friday, January 12, 2018

Snow in Dixie

Snowing to beat the band in Music City and they’re as panicked as if General George Thomas and his Yankees was a-comin’ agin. Winter is always amusing in Dixie. Snow is purty though!

Posted by Steve Pollock on Friday, January 12, 2018

Hello Autumn!

Hello Autumn. Nice to see you finally show up. But could we have something between 90 degrees yesterday and 67 today so I could use the blasted hammock at least once this year? Yeesh.

Posted by Steve Pollock on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Trees, Part Deaux

Trees, Part Deaux

(cont'd) … but it fell onto the neighbors' yard, barely missing their porch and stuff.

Its carcass…

Posted by Steve Pollock on Friday, July 1, 2016

Trees, Part Une

Trees, Part Une:

"I think that I shall never see
"A nasty devil like a tree.
"They always fall over on me,
"Leaving a…

Posted by Steve Pollock on Friday, July 1, 2016

Chilly Early Sunset

Beautiful but chilly early spring sunset in Donelson/Hermitage tonight.

Posted by Steve Pollock on Friday, April 8, 2016

Sleepy Easter

On a rainy, cool, early Spring, Easter Sunday afternoon, the absolute best thing to do is to #BeLikeTheGoose and sleep.

Posted by Steve Pollock on Sunday, March 27, 2016

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