Other articles

  1. Cod's Country

    In the Massachusetts House of Representatives chamber on Beacon Hill, a four-foot wooden sculpture of a cod hangs from the ceiling. A fake fish in the rafters may seem whimsical, but the Commonwealth does not take it lightly. Nor should they.

    Since the first European arrivals reached New England, the ...

    read more
  2. Going Around

    The landing wasn't bad. It met the minimum requirements. The wheels hit the ground with no more than a gentle bump, and I stopped before the end of the runway without having to stand on the brakes. Nothing broke and nobody got hurt, or even close to it. Nonetheless ...

    read more
  3. Bay State Challenge: I Once Flew Myself to Nantucket

    Call me Alan. Some days ago, never mind how long precisely - having some money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on the ground, I thought I would fly about a little and see the aerial part of the state. It is a way I have of driving ...

    read more
  4. Bay State Challenge: The Northeast Corner

    On 14 August, I woke to clear skies, light winds, and an open schedule, another perfect day for visiting a few airports. This time, my focus was the northeast corner of Massachusetts, a small area of land covered in deep layers of American history and politics.

    My ride was N94513 ...

    read more
  5. Bay State Challenge: Road Trip 2

    This is the third part of a multi-part post. The series starts here.

    Because Independence Day fell on a Saturday this year, the day before was a semi-official national holiday. Some people had off work, others didn't, but nobody got much done. My own schedule was wide open: no ...

    read more

Page 1 / 54 »