Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis

December 9, 2008 at 11:58 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This is a divergence from my usual post.  I recently rewatched the Jimmy Stewart movie, Spirit of St. Louis.  Even though it got luke warm reviews when it came out, I still conisder it one of the best non-war aviation movie ever made. 

The movie resonates with me for many reasons.  Being a pilot, I admired Lindbergh’s skill and appreciate the task he undertook to fly across the Atlantic when he did.  His dead reakoning skills were fantastic.  He came within 6 miles of his intented European landfall during his flight.  That is not bad if you have no modern meteorological forecasts, gps, etc.  He just had a map, erratic compass, and the stars.  He did not even have  a sexton since that took up too much weight.  Just incredible. 

I was so taken by his spirit and fortitude when I studied the man, that I named my daughter, Lindy, after what he stood for and accomplished.  Sadly, his beliefs during WWII which included being a Nazi sympathizer tarnished the rest of his life.  I consider Lindbergh as two people – the younger who flew across the Atlantic and the older who was a Nazi sympathizer later in life.  The younger is an icon, while the older can be forgotten.

Below is a compilation video from the movie, Spirit of St. Louis.  The book, with the same title, being authored by Lindbergh, is wonderful and really gets into the nitty gritty of the flight and its preperation.  A great read for any level of aviation enthusiast.

If you can not view the video, please click here.

The Cleanest Tub in Sandy Springs….

December 7, 2008 at 5:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Don’t you hate when you want to take a nice warm bath after a long day of work and the tub is absolutely filthy?  Well, I am posting a video which will teach you how to clean that disgusting bath tub so you can enjoy a nice warm soak.  There are not many things in life that can beat a nice soak!  See the video below.  If you can not see it, click on the link.  Enjoy and please feel free to comment.  If you want me to help you find that home with the perfect bathroom so you can have the dreamy soak, please let me know. 

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To FSBO or Not? A Tale Of A Great Sandy Springs Realtor!

December 6, 2008 at 1:52 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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How long have you listened to all the low cost real estate companies encouraging you to sell your  home by yourself (FSBO) with the aid of their resources for only  a few bucks?  My response to those thinking about using those companies and marketing the home on  your own is the old saying, “You shell out peanuts and get monkeys”.  I have often listed many homes for owners that tried with their companies and FSBO’d their homes.  FSBOing your home has many challanges for the untrained real estate professional.  Please listen to a little audio I made about the pitfalls of selling your home without an agent and what I can do for you.  The link may take a few minutes to download so please be patient.

Also, see why and how I PILOT THE PERFECT MOVE.  Call me if I can help you withyour real estate needs.

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