• Hello Donelson

    April: After a chaotic spring involving a human death and a dog death, moved back to Donelson, TN, on the 30th.

  • Hello Hermitage

    November: Moved to Hermitage, TN, on the 13th.

  • Same As You

    June: The reality of Marriage Equality (including ours) in the U.S. finally is acknowledged on the 26th.

  • Deadly Turbulence

    Deadly Turbulence: The Air Safety Lessons of Braniff Flight 250 and Other airliners, 1959-1966 is published on the 13th.

  • Author, Author

    July: Signed contract with McFarland to produce book on historic airline crashes and the evolution of flight safety with a deadline of March/April, 2013, and a publication date later that year.

  • Legally Wed, Part II

    November: With Frank Lester, became one of the 18,000 pre-Proposition H8 marriages of equality in the state of California by getting married on the beach at Malibu, on the 3rd. December: Moved to Nashville, TN, on the 11th.

  • Master of Arts

    June: Master of Arts in Elementary Education, University of Michigan School of Education. Commencement was in April, course completion with classmates in June.

  • Legally Wed, Part I

    November: Married Frank Lester in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, on the 12th.

  • Go Blue

    July: Moved to Ann Arbor, MI, on the 23rd.

  • Silicon Alley

    November: Moved to San Francisco, CA and became Field Operations Specialist and Internal Communications Manager for NorthPoint Communications, a major DSL company, prior to its destruction by Verizon in December 2000, on the 30th.

  • Mile High

    February to November: Lived in Denver briefly until receiving job offer to return to San Francisco.

  • Go West

    September: Moved to Pleasant Hill, CA, for better job opportunities, on the 18th.

  • Assistant

    January: Served a brief nine months as Administrative Assistant-Real Estate Department, PageNet, Plano, TX.

  • Lone Star

    April: Moved to Plano/Dallas, TX, for more fun, less stress, and better jobs, on the 24th.

  • Creator/Director

    October: Became Director of Public Information and Communications of Duncan (OK) Public Schools. Created D-TV Channel 10, the district's public access cable television channel, on the 2nd.

  • Journalist

    January: Became education reporter and editor, the Duncan Banner, Duncan, OK, on the 12th.

  • Got a Minute?

    September: Became department manager, men's sportswear, Dillard's Department Stores, Lawton, OK, on the 2nd.

  • Bachelor of Arts

    May: Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in English (and a minor in history), Cameron University, Lawton, OK, on the 6th.

  • Diploma

    May: Completed diploma at Duncan Senior High School; attended baccalaureate on the 16th and commencement on the 20th.

  • High School

    August: Attended Duncan Senior High School.

  • Junior High

    August: Attended Duncan Junior High School. It came with all the horrors that any middle school involves.

  • Sixth Grade

    August: Started Mrs. Hopper's sixth grade class at Plato Elementary School.

  • Fifth Grade

    August: Started Mrs. Rudolph's fifth grade class at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School.

  • Sooner

    June: Moved to Duncan, OK, at the end of fourth grade, on the 1st.

  • Fourth Grade

    August: Started Mrs. Wright's fourth grade class at Lockwood Elementary School in Clovis.

  • Third Grade

    August: Started Mrs. Overton's third grade class at Lockwood Elementary School in Clovis.

  • A Move and Second Grade

    June: Moved to Clovis, NM, at the end of first grade, on the 7th. August: Started Mrs. Keith's second grade class at the then-brand-new Lockwood Elementary School.

  • First Grade

    August: Started Mrs. Hicks' class at Parkview Elementary School in Roswell.

  • Kindergarten

    August: Started Mrs. Corbett's class at Trinity United Methodist Pre-School in Roswell. Class field trip to visit the first four 747 jumbo jets in Pan American livery ignites life-long love affair with airliners.

  • Debut

    December: Entered the world on the 14th at 06:12 on a Saturday morning at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, Roswell, NM.