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       Hey gang, here's the news.  The second and third quarter's of 2003 have been interesting.  The war is over, but our friends and family still remain overseas keeping the peace.  We of course and always, wish them the best.

        On the homefront, I've been busy all summer chasin' balloons for the National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF).   It's been very exciting coordinating the flights and the low-altitude path finding has been a blast, except when it's been 100+ outside and getting knocked around in the cockpit for hours at a time.  It has been some fun flying and we work with some great people.  Most important, that PIC turbine column has added up quickly and I have reached and exceeded my goal of 1000 hours of PIC turbine.  Now if the airlines were only hiring?...  Hey I got plenty of time for that, this is a great gig anyway...

       So, what else since March 2003 you ask?  Well, The Rule of Thirds, my novel I have been working on for two years is complete.  I have received all the work my colleague Mark was able to do and after polishing the fourth draft, am happy to say I think it's about as good as I think I'm gonna get it without the aid of an editor.  As a bonus to those I know and love and that support me, you can read the Prologue and Chapter 1 here... 


Feedback of course is always welcome...

       In addition to the novel, I was able to finish my movie Script - SKY HUNTERS.  A story about two FBI agents as they investigate attacks perpetrated by a group of aviation vigilantes.  The first scene, again as a bonus can be read here (language is rated "R")...

SKY HUNTERS - Final Draft - Scene 1

       I was also able to transfer another script idea from concept to prose as I have just put the finishing touches on a first draft of another script called - KNIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN.   What if when you slept, the events you dream were actually happening and in the process you could alter the outcome and ultimately affect history?  Knights in White Satin explores that possible reality.  I loved the concept and the story just took me with it.  I will post a scene once it has been read by a few of my critics :o).


       Other than that, I've been pretty busy working (a big change for me as I had a pretty laid back lifestyle before this contract, but I love to fly, so it's OK.) and writing.  With some luck, I'll be able to solicit some or all of this work I've been doing?  We'll see.  Be sure to check the book stores and theaters for my stuff.  Fingers crossed people!

       Well, that's it for now.  Be sure to check out the MY AVIATION ADVENTURES page for any new pics.

       Again, check out the FUBARHQ Food Page  where I have posted some more Hooter's Restaurant's I have visited, total now at 79 and counting.

Anyway, that's all I can think of, be sure to check my other sites for updates www.FUBARHQ.com

Until next time, take care, fly safe... 

DARTH M (from the ground...)

FUBAR News Corporation

copyright, OUTSIDE THE CUBE 2003.


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