I first flew as a seventeen year-old enlistee in the WWII Navy, and afterward for thirteen years as a sailplane pilot with the MIT Soaring group.
In 1988, Frank Scarabino, a glider tow-pilot friend from the MIT club, invited me to share an open-cockpit, antique biplane flight from Lawrence,Massachusetts to Oceanside, California.
After that flight, I wrote Spaces in the Air, an account of those seven days seeing America from low altitudes, completing twenty-five take-offs and landings. With the name Eagle Air, I have continued to write a non-fiction memoir—The Birth of Eagle Air , short fiction, poetry and essays. Some works are sampled here.
During many years of making sculpture, I looked for form in nature that enabled ideas to become concrete. In writing, words themselves reveal dimensions of sound and color, rhythm, mood and form.
French Frigate Shoals – A short story from memoir, Birth of Eagle Air.
Store – A short story from memoir, Birth of Eagle Air.
Where It Comes From – An essay