Styling in Aruba

With a bunch of pending book events, it was time to get some manscaping done. For the past nine months or so, I’ve been going to this little shop at the Playa Linda here in Aruba. You’ll recognize it from this photo:

A very nice Colombian lady works here so Spanish skills are helpful. If not, lots of smiles and hand gestures will do the trick. At any rate, she spends nearly an hour raking through my sticks, rendering me much more presentable than prior to this action. I didn’t think I had enough hair on my head for someone to work at it this long. Nonetheless, I’m all set and for a reasonable price. (For you ladies out there, you can have your nails done here and a number of other things. Stop by to see what’s on offer.)

Bon dia from Aruba.

Published in: on June 30, 2012 at 11:12 am  Leave a Comment  
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Coca-Cola Twins

It’s amazing to see the creative ways The Coca-Cola Company markets its legendary elixir. Here’s a pair of “bottles” that are actually made out of aluminum.

These bottles hold about 8.5 ounces, the perfect serving size for a refreshing treat. I can’t imagine what they’ll come up with next, but I’m sure it will be of excellent design and impressive creativity. Enjoy Coca-Cola! Ice-cold of course!

Published in: on June 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Universal Coverage, the novel…

My novel, Universal Coverage, came out late in 2009. Now with the Supreme Court decision, may I shamelessly recommend this book for those who would like a preview of what’s to come? Go ahead, read it. Won’t hurt a bit. Here’s the cover.

Cover of Daniel Putkowski’s novel, Universal Coverage.

And a brief look at the inside, which gives a peek of the attitude of some people in the story.

As always, you can find the book on Amazon.com where it is also available for Kindle. Happy reading! (But be warned, this book is a lot like 1984.)

Flying is not inherently dangerous, however…

…flying is incredibly unforgiving. So goes the old adage about aviation. If you make a mistake, it will not forgive nor forget. Just yesterday, there was an incident at my home airport in Pennsylvania, USA, where some mistakes were made. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured when a single plane lost control upon landing. The result was quite a bit of damage to some storied aircraft. Take a look at the general scene:

Here’s the aircraft that lost control and crashed.

This aircraft was more or less totally destroyed after being struck.

Pipe tail destroyed when hit by other aircraft.

Again, gracias a dios, no one was severely injured. Sadly, some aircraft are headed for the scrap heap, which is a shame because these planes are beloved by many students and rental pilots. Remember, ALWAYS do your checklist. One of the first items must be: AM I FIT FOR FLYING TODAY? As well as, ARE MY ABILITIES SUITED TO THE CONDITIONS? We all make mistakes because we’re human. Nonetheless, do your best to minimize them, especially when flying.